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Pentecost 4 C: Peace Mission with No Excuses

The readings for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      2 Kings 5:1–14 Psalm                    Psalm 30 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 3 C: Free to Love

The readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      2 Kings 2:1–2, 6–14 Psalm                    Psalm 77:1–2, 11–20 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      1 Kings 19:15–16, … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2 C: God both Rough and Smooth

The Readings for the Second Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      1 Kings 19:1–4 (5–7) 8–15a Psalm                    Psalm 42, 43 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Isaiah 65:1–9 … Continue reading

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Pentecost C: Time for Spirt-filled Worship That Shouts and Groans

The readings for Pentecost Sunday are: First Reading         Acts 2:1–21 or Genesis 11:1–9 Psalm                    Psalm 104:24–34, 35b New Testament     Romans 8:14–17 or Acts 2:1–21 Gospel                   John 14:8–17 (25–27) Romans, chapter eight, contains riches that humanity has … Continue reading

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Easter 7 C: On Not Running from the Good Fight

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter are… First Reading        Acts 16:16–34 Psalm                    Psalm 97 New Testament      Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 Gospel                   John 17:20–26 Last week we saw how the great theme of the Holy … Continue reading

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Easter 6 C: The Anti-Replacement Theory Gospel

The Lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are First Reading         Acts 16:9–15 Psalm                    Psalm 67 New Testament     Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5 Gospel                   John 14:23–29 or John 5:1–9 These are days when “white supremacy” and “replacement theory” … Continue reading

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Easter 4 C: Recognizing Care

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:36–43 Psalm                    Psalm 23 New Testament      Revelation 7:9–17 Gospel                   John 10:22–30 Our psalm and Gospel readings focus on shepherding. Revelation on Christ the Lamb, … Continue reading

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Easter 2 C: Peace in Action: Forgiving and Not Forgiving

The readings for the Second Sunday of Easter are: First Reading         Acts 5:27–32 Psalm                    Psalm 118:14–29 or Psalm 150 New Testament     Revelation 1:4–8 Gospel                   John 20:19–31 The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was right when he … Continue reading

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Easter C: Easter’s “Already”

The readings for Easter Sunday are: First Reading        Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 65:17–25 Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 New Testament      1 Corinthians 15:19–26 or Acts 10:34–43 Gospel                   John 20:1–18 or Luke 24:1–12 Let us allow Luke to … Continue reading

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Lent 5 C Give Up Being a Good Christian for Lent

The lessons for the Fifth  Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:16–21 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Philippians 3:4b–14 Gospel                   John 12:1–8 Today we delve deeply into the mystery of Lent, the mystery of the … Continue reading

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