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Pentecost 6 C: Doers Blessed to be Listeners and Vice Versa

The readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Amos 8:1–12 Psalm                    Psalm 52 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Genesis 18:1–10a Psalm                    Psalm 15 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 5 C: Shamed by Love

The readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Amos 7:7–17 Psalm                    Psalm 82 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Deuteronomy 30:9–14 Psalm                    Psalm 25:1–10 … 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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Easter 5 C: A Wrinkle in Time

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are First Reading Acts 11:1–18 Psalm Psalm 148 New Testament            Revelation 21:1–6 Gospel             John 13:31–35 Wouldn’t it be nice if we could transcend the limitations of time? If we could … Continue reading

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Epiphany 7 C: Want to Change the World? Love Your Enemies!

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Are… Old Testament             Genesis 45:3–11, 15 Psalm                         Psalm 37:1–11, 39–40 New Testament            1 Corinthians 15:35–38, 42–50 Gospel                         Luke 6:27–38 The Epiphany season is ending. It’s a … 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 2 C: Neighbor Love is Costly

The readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany are Old Testament      Isaiah 62:1–5 Psalm                    Psalm 36:5–10 New Testament     1 Corinthians 12:1–11 Gospel                   John 2:1–11 It’s time we affirmed that loving the neighbor requires a price … Continue reading

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Pentecost 23 B: The Cost of Love

The readings for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament      Deuteronomy 6:1–9 Psalm                    Psalm 119:1–8 New Testament     Hebrews 9:11–14 Gospel                   Mark 12:28–34 October 31 is Reformation Sunday. Though many congregations of many denominations do not … Continue reading

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Pentecost 9B: The Surpassing Beauty of Us

The readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament       2 Kings 4:42–44 Psalm                    Psalm 145:10–18 New Testament      Ephesians 3:14–21 Gospel                   John 6:1–21 My focus in these reflections is on the prayer contained in the … Continue reading

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Easter 6B: The Happy Paradox of Voluntary Servitude

The Readings for this Sixth Sunday of Easter: First Reading         Acts 10:44–48 Psalm                    Psalm 98 New Testament     1 John 5:1–6 Gospel                   John 15:9–17 It’s sooo hard for us to understand and accept true freedom. It’s so … Continue reading

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