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The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Year A

Living in Community Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus, teaching through a parable, describes himself as a shepherd who cares for his sheep, whose sheep follow … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 25

One’s prayer and faith in proclaiming the Gospel is remembered by God. Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Parables have a way of pointing to a deeper truth with very few words. Today’s parable speaks to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 21

God judges those who neglect the poor and suffering Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 The parables of Jesus help us to see things more clearly, with the “eyes of faith.” Jesus wants us to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year C

Richness of God Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:12-21 God satisfies our hunger and thirst for all good things. Using the imagery of a parent caring for a child, Hosea describes God’s love for Israel. God taught … Continue reading

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Lent 4: Year C

Coming Home Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Lent is a time for coming to ourselves, of realizing the distance we have put between ourselves and God. It is a time for recovering our “desire for God.” … Continue reading

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Lent 3: Year C

Being Called Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 Baptism is a calling into ministry. For the Christian, baptism is the “burning bush” experience that makes sense of the rest of one’s life in Christ. The fact that … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 28 Year A

Being ready Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 We have the responsibility to use our talents to mirror God’s creative action in the world. What we do shows forth the glory of God, no matter how insignificant … Continue reading

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