Readings for the Week of August 22

Readings for the Week: Psalm 84 • I Kings 8:1-43 • Ephesians 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…

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Readings for the Week of August 15

Readings for the Week: Psalm 111 • I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 • Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58 “Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow…

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Readings for the Week of August 9

Psalm 130 • 2 Samuel 18:5-33 • Ephesians 4:25-5:2 • John 6:35-51 This week’s Old Testament reading tells the final part of Absalom’s story. He was David’s beautiful and winsome but rebellious son. Though misguided he rebelled against his father for reasons that some might find perfectly reasonable. When Absalom get’s what comes him, and…

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Readings for the Week of August 2

Readings for the Week: Psalm 51 • II Samuel 11:26-12:13 • Ephesians 4:1-16 • John 6:24-35 The photo to the left and the passage from II Samuel above each tell the “rest of the story” of David’s maltreatment of Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. While David’s behavior causes one to question his title as “the…

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Readings for the Week of July 11

Readings for July 11:  Ps 24 • II Sam 6:1-19 • Eph 1:3-14 • Mark 6:14-29 Here is the collect for this week. Let this prayer guide your thinking and praying throughout this week. “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace…

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Readings for the Week of July 4

Psalm 48 • II Samuel 5:1-10 • Ezekiel 2:1-5 • II Corinthians 12:2-10 • Mark 6:1-13  O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with…

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Readings for the Week of June 27

Readings for the Week: Psalm 30 and 130 • II Samuel 1:1, 17-27 • Lamentations 3:22-33 • II Corinthians 8:7-15 • Mark 5:21-43 Last week was the first time in a long time that I did not post the readings for the upcoming week. These readings are drawn from the lectionary (Revised Common Lectionary) and are the texts that we read during our worship…

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Readings for the Week of June 13

Reading for the Week:  Psalm 92:1-15 • Ezekiel 17:22-24 • II Corinthians 5:6-17 • Mark 4:26-34  Kyle Fleet will be teaching at Wheatland this Saturday night. I know all of you will really appreciate and benefit from Kyle’s teaching this week. Don’t miss him! O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your  inspiration…

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