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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 23, Year A

The Messianic Banquet Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Two parables are in today’s Gospel reading: the invitation to the wedding feast and the wedding garment. The first parable suggests that the Kingdom of God will become … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 21, Year A

True righteousness Exodus 17:1-17 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In these days of early autumn the parables of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel seem to pile on, one after the other. They are not only histories of confrontation between … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

Salt and Light Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20 Jesus tells his disciples that they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. He has come to fulfill the purpose … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year A

The promised day of God is dawning Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:4-9 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Advent is also a desert time. But soon joy shall come, as written in this Hebrew traditional song: Joy shall come even to the wilderness, … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year C

Behold the signs Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 As we begin a new Church Year, preparations to celebrate the first Advent of Christ in history are balanced with anticipation of his second Advent in the unknown future. In Year C, … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday of Pentecost: Year B

Christ the King 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132:1-13, (14-19) Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Every year, on this last Sunday of Pentecost, we conclude one “year” by celebrating the Reign of Christ before we begin again to prepare for the birth … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 23, Year B

Riches distract Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 Stewardship is a life lived for God rather than for social and economic advantage. With election season in full force, one of the major issues is about the economy. … Continue reading

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