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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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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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Breakfast Guest

Breakfast at Heatherhope is a reward for completion of morning chores, prayer-of-thanks time for the long chain of harvest to truck to mill to truck again to middleman to grocery to cereal bowl…and a time for coffee brain and deep … 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 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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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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