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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year C

Two by Two 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 In scripture the number seven or its multiples stands for completeness, totality, fulfillment. We see this in Genesis 10 (the seventy nations of the world) and … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year C

Altar Call 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 Jesus apostles did not volunteer for the task – they were chosen when he called to them and said, “Follow me.” Elisha was given the task … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year C

Overcoming Evil 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 The thread for today’s readings is the difficulty in overcoming evil forces. In the Old Testament lesson, the Prophet Elijah has been threatened with … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday After Christmas

Adopted as Children of God Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 Ephesians 1:3-6, 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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The Feast of the Holy Name – January 1

The Naming of Jesus Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-17 OR Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 2:15-21 God’s identity is revealed as “merciful” and “gracious” (Exodus 34:6). Jesus’ name has significance: it is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning … 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 16, Year B

  Holy Space 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Today’s Old Testament readings gives us a sense of the joy and awe of worship in holy space dedicated to the Lord. In the … Continue reading

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