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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 28, Year B

Hope for the future 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Canticle: The Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10) Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 In the Hebrew Bible reading we hear the story of the birth of the prophet Samuel, on whom the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 24, Year B

Suffering¬†and Servanthood Job 38:1-7, (34-41) Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 37b Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Why do the righteous suffer? This is the third week we have had our Old Testament reading from the book of Job. It began with¬†a conversation between … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year B

The Greatest of All Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 The disciples are caught up in a typical squabble about greatness and rank. According to Jesus, humility and service are the characteristic marks of success in the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year B

Doers of the Word Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 or Wisdom 7:36-8:1 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 What is required to live a life that is faithful to God? For the past three weeks (and next week) we have been hearing the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 17, Year B

Piety and Worship Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 This Sunday begins a four-week, semi-continuous reading of James. In today’s portion, this letter speaks of God’s person and gifts as being pure, encouraging … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year B

God’s Power to Heal 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 Today we have two remarkable stories of healings by Jesus, one story told within the other. In both cases, the individuals involved have come to … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Year B

Repent Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a, 18 Mark 1:1-8 John’s ministry is one of preparation, calling people to repentance, baptism, confession and forgiveness – the elements of our own preparation for encountering the living God. There is … Continue reading

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