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Second Sunday of Lent: Year B

Offering One’s Life Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 What does it mean to live with full faith and trust in God’s promises, when the reality of what we see and hear appear to be at odds … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in Lent: Year B

Turning away from evil Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Today our readings plunge us into Lent with reminders of the waters of creation and the waters of our baptism. We enter this holy season reminded of … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Prepare

Lent begins in ashes. On Ash Wednesday we are reminded of our mortality and sin. It is not a time for groveling; rather, it is a time for reality, for genuine humility, for repentance and forgiveness and renewed commitment to … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B

The Transfiguration of our Lord 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 In every account (Mark 9:2-10; Matthew 17:1-13; Luke 9:28-36, 44-45), Jesus’ transfiguration immediately follows Peter’s confession and the disciples’ first lesson about Jesus’ course of … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Year A

Freed from the tomb of sinfulness Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and raised them … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Year A

Mud and Oil, Light and Understanding 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-14 Come, Spirit of blessing, anoint me with your oil of promise. Do not look upon my appearance, but look at my heart, and choose me … Continue reading

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