Holy Week ~ Readings for Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin term mandatum or command. On this night Jesus gives his disciples a new command, “love one another”. (Jn 13:34) This command stretches through the ages to us today. Just prior to his arrest, suffering and death Jesus gives his disciples a meal and a new commandment. Eat this meal together.…

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Holy Week ~ Readings for Wednesday

Passover took place earlier this week and it was marked by a  lunar eclipse or “blood moon”. This kind of lunar eclipse, is infrequent but not unheard of. Much is being made of the coincidence of Passover, and other Jewish festivals this year, with the occurrences of these “blood moons”. Too much emphasis is placed…

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Holy Week ~ Readings for Tuesday

Jesus says, “I,when I am lifted up, will draw all people to myself”. What a claim! What an outrageous claim he makes and just days prior to his crucifixion. Jesus understands that his death is going to change everything and everyone. John 12:20-36 • Ps 71:1-14 • Isaiah 49:1-7 • I Corinthians 1:18-31 God acts…

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Reading the Creed for Lent

If you remember the image of someone hanging off a cliff, holding on to that skinny little branch sticking out of the side of the mountain? Faith is most present when we don’t feel like we’re being all that faith-ful. After our two months of discussing the Apostles’ Creed, Ben Myers who blogs at Faith…

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Readings for the Week ~ April 5

Ps 130 • Ezekiel 37:1-14 • Rom 8:6-11 • John 11:1-45 “O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ…

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Readings for the Week ~ March 29

Psalm 23 • I Samuel 16:1-13 • Ephesians 5:8-14 • John 9:1-41 Lent is a season of reflection. Slowing down, prayer and meditating upon Scripture all provide opportunities for us to get in touch with the state of our soul. The prayer for this week highlights the fact that we often don’t know our souls…

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Readings for this Week ~ March 23

Psalm 95 • Exodus 17:1-7 • Romans 5:1-11 • John 4:5-42 In addition to being the second week of Lent it is also St. Patrick’s Day! We celebrate the bishop of Ireland who stood as a witness to the Trinity and as a resistor to slavery and human sacrifice. Not a bad example to follow.…

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Readings for the Week ~ March 15

Ps 121 • Genesis 12:1-4a • Rom 4:1-17 • Matt 17:1-9 and John 3:1-17 O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy:  Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent harts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your…

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