Readings for the Week ~ June 15

Psalm 5:1-8 • I Kings 21:1-21 • Galatians 2:15-21 • Luke 7:36 – 8:3 “Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and…


Communion Meditation from June 8 ~ Thanks Tom!

This past week Tom Shalin shared a communion meditation with Wheatland that was so rich I thought it would be a good idea to post it here so we could read and digest it more slowly. Take your time and dig into this great material. Thank you Tom! 

Luke 5:1-11

Story of Jesus teaching from Peter’s boat, and when finished told Peter to row out to deeper water and drop his nets. Peter groused about it saying they had already fished all night with little results, but did what Jesus said. Peter caught so much fish that his and another boat could hardly handle the catch without sinking.

So how did Peter react? Was he thankful? Happy about it?


Readings for the Week ~ June 8

Psalm 146 • I Kings 17:8-24 • Galatians 1:11-24 • Luke 7:11-17  God of compassion, you suffer in the grief of your people, and you are present to heal and forgive. May the sun of your justice rise on every night of oppression, and may the warm rays of your healing love renew each troubled…


Readings for the Week ~ June 1

Psalm 96 • I Kings 18:20-39 • Galatians 1:1-12 • Luke 7:1-10 “O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we ask you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are good for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and…


Readings for Pentecost ~ 2013

Psalm 104:25-37 • Romans 8:14-17 • Acts 2:1-2 • John 14:8-27 What is the Holy Spirit? If asked, do you think you could adequately respond to this question? What, exactly do we mean when we speak of God’s Holy Spirit? Far too often our familiarity with a phrase reflects disinterest more than knowledge. Think about the words righteousness, gospel and others…


Ascension Day

Today marks the Feast of the Ascension, a celebration of the event we know as the ascension of Jesus Christ. You can read about it in Acts 1:1-11 and in Luke 24:44-53. It’s a somewhat odd happening that gets overshadowed by the crucifixion and resurrection. However, the ascension is rich with theological meaning and we…


Words for the Week ~ May 11

Psalm 97 • Acts 16:16-34 • Rev 22:12-21 • John 17:20-26 “O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our…


Readings for the Week of May 4

Psalm 67 • Acts 16:9-15 • Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 • John 14:23-29 “O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all…


Readings for April 27

Psalm 148 • Acts 11:1-18 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35 “Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through…