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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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Lent 2 C: Fearless for a Purpose

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Psalm                    Psalm 27 New Testament     Philippians 3:17–4:1 Gospel                   Luke 13:31–35 “No Fear.” It has been  a popular motto for a certain cross … 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 6 C: Rooted for Rough Relations

The lessons for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany are… Old Testament      Jeremiah 17:5–10 Psalm                    Psalm 1 New Testament     1 Corinthians 15:12–20 Gospel                   Luke 6:17–26 Do you like the use of consonance—the three “Rs” in the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 C: The World’s Wordless Whispers

The readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany are: Old Testament      Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm                    Psalm 19 New Testament     1 Corinthians 12:12–31a Gospel                   Luke 4:14–21 The whole idea of the Epiphany season of the … Continue reading

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