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Pentecost, Year C: Proper 28

Endurance and hope Isaiah 65:17-25 Canticle 9 (Isaiah 12:2-6) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 Jesus’ words about the destruction of the Temple are reminiscent of previous prophecies about God’s judgment, sharing what the cosmic signs of the end of the … Continue reading

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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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Pentecost: Year C, Proper 22

Live in faith. Follow the teachings of God. Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   Luke brings us two short sayings from Jesus: one about faith and the other about power. In both he confronts assumptions his … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Year C, Proper 19

Jesus seeks out the lost and rejoices at finding them Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 In this week’s Gospel, Jesus is challenged for welcoming and eating with sinners. The setting helps us to understand that … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Year C, Proper 17

A call to compassion and a warning against pride Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 Christians are urged to love their fellow Christians by showing hospitality, remembering those in prison or those who are being … Continue reading

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15th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year C

Righteousness through Faith Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 This Sunday begins a four week, semi-continuous reading of Hebrews 11-13. The writer of Hebrews calls the followers of Christ to faith and describes faith as … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday of Easter: Year C

Proof Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 The Revelation of John 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 Easter continues this Sunday (and every Sunday), but today we hear the two appearances of the Risen Lord before the disciples. On the evening of … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Year B – Proper 27: November 11, 2012

Sacrificial Giving Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 The themes of the season of Advent begin to be expressed this week, offering an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of Advent. We focus on the coming of … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Year B – Proper 25: October 28, 2012

Open Your Eyes Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 The healing of Bartimaeus concludes Mark’s account of Jesus’ public ministry outside of Jerusalem. Jesus’ days are numbered. Jesus passes through Jericho, a city approximately 15 miles … Continue reading

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The 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19 Year A – September 11, 2011

Living in community under God’s dominion over evil and sin. The Collect (BCP 182/233): We ask that God’s Holy Spirit may direct our lives and rule our hearts in all things. Exodus 14:19-31: The Lord saves Israel from the Egyptians … Continue reading

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