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The Third Sunday of Easter: Year A

Sacramental life Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-25 The risen Christ is known in the sharing of the word and in the breaking of bread. This is the form of the Eucharist … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday in Lent: Year A

Baptismal waters Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in Lent: Year A

Renunciation Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 During Lent in Year A, the readings provide a primer in Christianity as outlined in Paul’s letters to the Romans and Ephesians. These epistle readings pick up the theme from … 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 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 20

Intercessory Prayer Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 70:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Intercessory prayer for the church and for the world must inform the life of the congregation. The church prays through its acts of healing and justice as well as … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 19

Jesus seeks out the lost and rejoices at finding them Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 In this week’s Gospel, Jesus is challenged for welcoming and eating with sinners. The setting helps us to understand that … Continue reading

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