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Pentecost 15 C: Ceremonies for Transcendence

The readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Psalm                    Psalm 79:1–9 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Amos 8:4–7 Psalm                    Psalm 113 … 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 13 C: Beyond Anti-Racism, Beyond Woke

The readings for the Twelth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 18:1–11 Psalm                    Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Deuteronomy 30:15–20 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 8 C: One Binary that Matters

The Lessons for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Hosea 11:1–11 Psalm                    Psalm 107:1–9, 43 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14, 2:18–23 Psalm … Continue reading

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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 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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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 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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