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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year B

 Food for mind and body 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Jesus’ compassion for the people leads him to respond with food for mind and body. Today’s Gospel reading of the feeding of the five thousand expresses … Continue reading

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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 10, Year B

Death of a Prophet 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 When the disciples began to spread the word of Jesus, the authorities took notice. Herod, terrorized by his guilty conscience, believed that Jesus was John the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year B

Sent Out For God 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 Beginning in Chapter 6, Mark’s story of Jesus moves out beyond the familiar territory near the Sea of Galilee. Skepticism abounds in Jesus’ hometown. Why? … 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 Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year B

Power and Faith 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Today we have two great stories from scripture: David & Goliath and Jesus stilling the storm. In both cases, there is a power of unimaginable … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Proper 4: Year B

New Freedom 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) or Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 or Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6 All power over life and death belongs to God, and we can never control it. This challenges us to confront … Continue reading

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