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Second Sunday of Lent: Year B

Offering One’s Life Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 What does it mean to live with full faith and trust in God’s promises, when the reality of what we see and hear appear to be at odds … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B

The Transfiguration of our Lord 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 In every account (Mark 9:2-10; Matthew 17:1-13; Luke 9:28-36, 44-45), Jesus’ transfiguration immediately follows Peter’s confession and the disciples’ first lesson about Jesus’ course of … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Here I Am! 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 One of the themes of today’s readings is responding to God’s call. We have the story of the prophet Eli, who recognizes that it is … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 29 Year A

Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 28 Year A

Being ready Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 We have the responsibility to use our talents to mirror God’s creative action in the world. What we do shows forth the glory of God, no matter how insignificant … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 21, Year A

True righteousness Exodus 17:1-17 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In these days of early autumn the parables of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel seem to pile on, one after the other. They are not only histories of confrontation between … Continue reading

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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

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