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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 18, Year B

Showing Compassion Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37 One of the statements we affirm in the Baptismal Covenant, with God’s help, is “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year B

  Holy Space 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Today’s Old Testament readings gives us a sense of the joy and awe of worship in holy space dedicated to the Lord. In the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year B

The Logos 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Jesus draws a contrast between the “bread that came down from heaven” and the bread, or manna, of the Exodus. Those who ate that bread died. God had … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year B

Jesus is the bread of heaven 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-3 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 Following the feeding of the five thousand (last week’s Gospel – John 6:1-15), we hear a lengthy section in which Jesus explains the true significance … 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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