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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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Holy Trinity C: Can We Handle the Truth?

The readings for Holy Trinity Sunday are: Old Testament      Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 Psalm                    Psalm 8 New Testament     Romans 5:1–5 Gospel                   John 16:12–15 The scene we remember from “A Few Good Men” is when the Marine base … 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 3C: Life, Not the Pandemic, Will Win

The Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:1–6 (7–20) Psalm                    Psalm 30 New Testament      Revelation 5:11–14 Gospel                   John 21:1–19 I was 30 years old. My son was four. I was in … Continue reading

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Easter Lamb Triplets

Easter reminds us that Christ has defeated Death and gives us new life every moment. An essential truth to remember these days of pandemic, war, and uncertainty. Lambs born on Easter add an exclamation mark! And triplet lambs three exclamation … 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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