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Lent 2 B: Drawn Near by Our Pain

The Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are… Old Testament      Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16 Psalm                    Psalm 22:23–31 New Testament     Romans 4:13–25 Gospel                   Mark 8:31–38 or Mark 9:2–9 Early morning, the spring before last, I looked out … Continue reading

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Lent 1 B 2024:  God Wants It All

The Readings for the First Sunday of Lent are Old Testament      Genesis 9:8–17 Psalm                    Psalm 25:1–10 New Testament     1 Peter 3:18–22 Gospel                   Mark 1:9–15 God wants it all. Sick religion leaves us reducing the good news … Continue reading

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Weathering Winter Prayerfully on Heatherhope

Today is the first Sunday after the Epiphany. A holy time. A time of light, amazement, and a time to celebrate God’s gift of the New Age. How then do I shake off all my un-holy thoughts and afflictions? Our … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 A: Marching to a Different Drummer

The readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany are…  Old Testament     Isaiah 49:1–7 Psalm                    Psalm 40:1–11 New Testament     1 Corinthians 1:1–9 Gospel                   John 1:29–42 Isaiah 49 sets the tone for this Sunday’s readings, describing Servant … Continue reading

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Pentecost 23 C: Christianity, Violence, Love, and Elections

The lessons for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament      Malachi 4:1–2a Psalm                    Psalm 98 New Testament     2 Thessalonians 3:6–13 Gospel                   Luke 21:5–19 As I write this post it is the day of mid-term elections. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19C: Plagues and Promises

The lessons for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 31:27–34 Psalm                    Psalm 119:97–104 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Genesis 32:22–31 Psalm                    Psalm 121 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 14 C: The Church and the Cancel Culture

The readings for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament       Jeremiah 4:11–12, 22–28 Psalm                    Psalm 14 Old Testament & Psalm, Option I or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament       Exodus 32:7–14 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 12 C: College Debt Relief and the Smell Test

The readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 2:4–13 Psalm                     Psalm 81:1, 10–16 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Sirach 10:12–18 or Proverbs 25:6–7 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 11 C: God Does Not Play Phone Tag with Our Covid

The lessons for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament       Jeremiah 1:4–10 Psalm                    Psalm 71:1–6 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament       Isaiah 58:9b–14 Psalm                    Psalm 103:1–8 … 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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