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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year B

Jesus’ compassion 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Jesus knows that a tough schedule leads to burnout, so he seeks a time and place where the disciples, after their training mission, can relax and rest (6:30-32). … 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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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The power to heal Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Here at the beginning of history’s central event – the advent of Jesus Christ – Mark records the healing of a mother-in-law. Mark sandwiches this event … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Power over evil Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Jesus had the power to drive out evil from the lives of people. It today’s Gospel, we hear how Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, with Jesus … 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 16

Jesus brings God’s new covenant to the world Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus healing a bent-over, crippled woman on the sabbath. Rather than rejoicing at the blessing received by the … 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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