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The Third Sunday of Easter: Year A

Sacramental life Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-25 The risen Christ is known in the sharing of the word and in the breaking of bread. This is the form of the Eucharist … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Fast, Pray, Act

We are but dust Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 OR Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Vestiges of the early church’s experience of public penance still exist in the ceremony … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Year A

Name the child “Emmanuel” Isaiah 7:10-17 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew’s story of the birth of Jesus includes a quotation from Isaiah, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Year C: Proper 26

God’s covenant demands justice Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 God’s covenant in both the Hebrew scriptures and Christian testament demands justice. Without justice, praise and sacrifice are empty acts that do not make God’s … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 24

We are to preach, teach, and live the faith. Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 In today’s New Testament reading, Paul tells Timothy to remember from whom he learned the truths of faith, to proclaim the message, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 20

Intercessory Prayer Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 70:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Intercessory prayer for the church and for the world must inform the life of the congregation. The church prays through its acts of healing and justice as well as … Continue reading

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