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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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Advent 2: Year A

A voice in the wilderness crying Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 During Advent we are called to prepare the way of the Lord. Through repentance we are able to prepare our hearts to accept the gift … 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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Advent 1: Year A

A time of hope, promise, and judgement Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 This Sunday we begin a new year. The First Sunday of Advent brings us full circle in the church’s calendar, reminding us that God’s people … Continue reading

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Pentecost, Year C: Proper 28

Endurance and hope Isaiah 65:17-25 Canticle 9 (Isaiah 12:2-6) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 Jesus’ words about the destruction of the Temple are reminiscent of previous prophecies about God’s judgment, sharing what the cosmic signs of the end of the … Continue reading

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Pentecost, Year C: Proper 27

The resurrection of the dead is proclaimed Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 or Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 We are coming to the concluding weeks of the season of Pentecost. Our next season, Advent, begins … Continue reading

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