Tag Archives: Baptism

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year A

God’s gracious compassion and generosity Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Eucharist, Ordinary Time | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The Spirit of Truth Acts of the Apostles 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws … Continue reading

Posted in Easter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Year A

Mud and Oil, Light and Understanding 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-14 Come, Spirit of blessing, anoint me with your oil of promise. Do not look upon my appearance, but look at my heart, and choose me … Continue reading

Posted in Lent | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Third Sunday in Lent: Year A

Baptismal waters Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in … Continue reading

Posted in Lent | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

Responding to God’s call to be a “light to the nations” Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 I Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 Christians see their baptism as a calling into discipleship. Christ calls people into servanthood today as the first disciples were … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Epiphany | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

The Baptism of Our Lord Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Following the genealogy and birth narrative in Matthew’s Gospel, John the Baptist appears, proclaiming a message of repentance. Now “Jesus came from Galilee to John at the … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Epiphany | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Advent 2: Year A

A voice in the wilderness crying Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 During Advent we are called to prepare the way of the Lord. Through repentance we are able to prepare our hearts to accept the gift … Continue reading

Posted in Advent | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment