Readings for the Week ~ Advent 3 (Dec 15)

Canticle 9 • Zephaniah 3:14-20 • Philippians 4:4-7 • Luke 3:7-18 “Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the…

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Readings for the Week ~ Advent 2 (Dec 8)

Canticle 4 (Luke 1:68-79) • Malachi 3:1-4 • Phil 1:3-11 • Luke 3:1-6 “Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;…

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Readings for the Week ~ Advent 1 (Dec 1)

Psalm 25:1-10 • Jeremiah 33:14-16 • I Thess 3:9-13 • Luke 21:25-36 “… in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— The people walking in darkness     have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness     a light has dawned.” …

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Readings for the Week ~ November 24

Ps 93 • Daniel 7:9-14 • Rev 1:1-8 • Mark 11:1-11 • John 18:33-37 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…

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Readings for the Week ~ November 17

Psalm 16 • Daniel 12:1-13 • Hebrews 10:31-39 • Mark 13:14-23 We have two weeks before the Christian year draws to a close and the new liturgical year begins. Our scripture readings for these last two weeks are appropriately apocalyptic. By paying attention to these readings you can get the sense that something is coming…

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Readings for the Week ~ November 10

Psalm 146 • I Kings 17:8-16 • Hebrews 9:24-28 • Mark 12:38-44 “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. “On the day when I act,” says the…

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Readings for the Week ~ November 3

Ps 119:1-16 • Deuteronomy 6:1-9 • Hebrews 7:23-28 • Mark 12:28-34 Scot McKnight describes our Gospel text from this week as the Jesus Creed. It’s the Jesus Creed not merely because Jesus describes it as the key commandment for all to follow but because it was the creed he himself lived by. This is one…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 27

Psalm 13 • Isaiah 59:1-19 • Hebrews 5:12-6:12 • Mark 10:46-52 “Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 20

Psalm 91 • Isaiah 53:4-12 • Hebrews 4:12-16 • Mark 10:35-45 “Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:  Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives…

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