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The First Sunday in Lent: Year B

Turning away from evil Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Today our readings plunge us into Lent with reminders of the waters of creation and the waters of our baptism. We enter this holy season reminded of … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Fish Stories Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Words that connect today’s readings do not seem connected at all: fish, risk and urgency. We hear the familiar story of Jesus calling his disciples to make them … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday After Christmas

Adopted as Children of God Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 Ephesians 3:1-6, 15-19a Depending on what lectionary readings you choose today (there are several options: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 in which the Holy Family flees to Egypt; Luke 2:41-52 of the boy … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

In the beginning there was the Word. Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14 The above readings are for Christmas III, most appropriate for Christmas Day, while readings for Christmas I and II are often used on Christmas … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 24, Year A

Power & Authority Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:1-15 Today’s Gospel is a timely one, as the gap between rich and poor continues to grow. We are a nation of economic privilege, yet the divide grows larger … 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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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

The Transfiguration of our Lord Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Like Moses, Elijah, and Jesus, it is in those mountaintop, seeing-the-light experiences that we begin to understand what the Lord is calling us … Continue reading

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