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The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The way, the truth, the life Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises his eternal presence will be with them. However, “to believe” (v. 1) involves committing the whole self to the … 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 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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The Season after 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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The Season after 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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The Season 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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