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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year B

The Logos 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Jesus draws a contrast between the “bread that came down from heaven” and the bread, or manna, of the Exodus. Those who ate that bread died. God had … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year B

For the Life of the World  2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 Today’s Gospel continues from the previous two weeks. The people had eaten a dinner that Jesus miraculously provided; perhaps now they will … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year B

Jesus is the bread of heaven 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-3 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 Following the feeding of the five thousand (last week’s Gospel – John 6:1-15), we hear a lengthy section in which Jesus explains the true significance … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year B

 Food for mind and body 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Jesus’ compassion for the people leads him to respond with food for mind and body. Today’s Gospel reading of the feeding of the five thousand expresses … Continue reading

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The 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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Thanksgiving

All our many blessings come from God’s good creation. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4-9 John 6:25-35 The church recognizes the traditional Thanksgiving holiday as a holy day for our land, life, and heritage. We are called to be faithful … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year A

Food for mind and body Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 After John the Baptist is murdered, Jesus desires a time of solitude. Still, his compassion for others will not allow him to dismiss those who need … Continue reading

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