Readings for the Week ~ October 12

Ps 66:1-12 • Jer 29:1:7 • 2 Tim 2:8-15 • Luke 17:11-19 and Col 2:9-23 Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 5

Ps 137 • Lamentations 1:1-6, 3:9-26 •             2 Tim 1:1-14 • Lk 17:5-10 & Col 2:1-12 This week’s Psalm and Old Testament readings are, in a word, tough. Each of them are properly called laments. As you probably know, a lament is a poetic expression of grief, anger or desperation. It’s…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 28

Ps 91 • Jer 32:1-15 • I Tim 6:6-19 • Lk 16:19-31  and Col 1:21-29 “Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son: Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 21

Ps 79 • Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 • I Tim 2:1-7 • Luke 16:1-13 and Colossians 1:15-20 “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we areplaced among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord,…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 14

Ps 14 • Jeremiah 4:11-26 • I Tim 1:12-17 • Luke 15:1-10 and Colossians 1:15-19 This week we will continue our new series on the book of Colossians: Icons and Identity. I encourage you to read 1:15-19 over and over again this week in preparation. My prayer is that in learning more about Christ’s identity that we…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 7

Ps 139:1-17 • Jer 18:1-11 • Philemon 1-21 • Luke 14:25-33  … plus Colossians 1:1-14 On Saturday evening we will begin a new series called Colossians: Icons and Identity. The New Testament book of Colossians provides a great opportunity for us to reflect deeply on the person of Jesus and how he has radically changed who…

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Poem For an Adult Finally Being Baptized

This poem was composed by Abigail Woolley and read during our communion time last week. It seems fitting that we have to reflect upon further. Thanks for sharing Abigail! You come to know slowly what it is for the clear mystical blood of a grass blade to surge along its striped veins— in the same…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 1

Psalm 81:1- 16 • Jeremiah 2:4-13 • Hebrews 13:1-16 • Luke 14:1-14 O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 24

Psalm 71:1-6 • Jer 1:4-10 • Heb 12:18-29 • Luke 13:10-17 “O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 17

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 • Isaiah 5:1-7 • Hebrews 11:29-12:2 • Luke 12:49-56 “We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners, With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand: Waiting upon the first far drums of Christ the Conqueror, Planted like sentinels upon the world’s frontier.”  –  Thomas Merton Merton’s little poem…

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