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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 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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Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday C: Called Out of the Crowd

The readings for the Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 Gospel                   Luke 19:28–40 The readings for the Liturgy of the Passion: Old Testament      Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm                    Psalm 31:9–16 New Testament     Philippians 2:5–11 Gospel … 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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Lent 2 C: Fearless for a Purpose

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Psalm                    Psalm 27 New Testament     Philippians 3:17–4:1 Gospel                   Luke 13:31–35 “No Fear.” It has been  a popular motto for a certain cross … Continue reading

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Transfiguration C: Church as Nursery for Those Who Can Take the Heat

The readings for Transfiguration Sunday are Old Testament      Exodus 34:29–35 Psalm                    Psalm 99 New Testament     2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2 Gospel                   Luke 9:28–36 (37–43) “Get out of the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat.” That’s what they … Continue reading

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Epiphany 4 C: Damnation is Not a Means of Grace

The readings for the Forth Sunday after the Epiphany are: Old Testament       Jeremiah 1:4–10 Psalm                    Psalm 71:1–6 New Testament      1 Corinthians 13:1–13 Gospel                   Luke 4:21–30 “Damnation is not a means of grace.” That was one of … Continue reading

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Epiphany 1 C: Christ, Wind, and Fire

The readings for The First Sunday after the Epiphany/The Baptism of Our Lord are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:1–7 Psalm                    Psalm 29 New Testament     Acts 8:14–17 Gospel                   Luke 3:15–17, 21–22 We will focus here on Luke  and … Continue reading

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Christmas 1C: All That and More

The Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas are Old Testament      1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26 Psalm                    Psalm 148 New Testament     Colossians 3:12–17 Gospel                   Luke 2:41–52 The Gospel lesson for the first Sunday after Christmas takes us … Continue reading

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