Readings for the Week of July 6

Psalm 30 • 2 Kings 5:1-14 • Galatians 6:1-16 • Luke 10:1-20 “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Gran us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure…


from Wendell Berry

Sabbaths 2000: V  I know for a while again the health of self-forgetfulness, looking out at the sky through a notch in the valleyside, the black woods wintry on the hills, small clouds at sunset passing across. And I know that this is one of the thresholds between Earth and Heaven, from which even I…


Readings for the Week ~ June 29

Psalm 77 • 2 Kings 2:1-14 • Galatians 5:1-25 • Luke 9:51-62 “Merciful and ever-living Father,  you have called us into fellowship with your beloved Son.  May our hearts be open to holy affection  and our minds readied to receive and cherish your truth.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,  who…


Readings for the Week ~ June 22

Psalm 42 – 43 • I Kings 19:1-15 • Galatians 3:23-39 • Luke 8:26-39 Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and…


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…