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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year B

Sent Out For God 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 Beginning in Chapter 6, Mark’s story of Jesus moves out beyond the familiar territory near the Sea of Galilee. Skepticism abounds in Jesus’ hometown. Why? … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Vines and Branches Acts of the Apostles Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 What is to be done with branches that bear no fruit? Jesus’ seventh, final “I am” statement is featured in today’s Gospel. The desired relationship between … 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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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Fish Stories Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Words that connect today’s readings do not seem connected at all: fish, risk and urgency. We hear the familiar story of Jesus calling his disciples to make them … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The ‘official date of remembrance’ for the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6th, but most individuals hear these readings on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany every year in our lectionary. Found in all three gospels (Year A: Matthew 17:1-9; … 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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