Readings for the Week ~ July 21

Psalm 22:22-30 • Isaiah 57:14-21 • Ephesians 2:11-22 • Mark 6:30-44 The Collect for this week is found below. It seems there are times when allowing our prayers to piggy back on older, trusted words is the best way to go. Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 14

Psalm 85 • Amos 7:7-15 • Ephesians 1:1-14 • Mark 6:7-13 The prayer below is entitled “For Knowledge of God’s Creation”. Two recent events related to creation are worth commemorating today. The first is the discovery of the ineptly named “God” particle and the second is the break in our recent heatwave. (It’s only going…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 24

Psalm 107 • Job 38:1-18 • 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 • Mark 4:35-41; 5:1-20 Our lives are lived in the Kingdom of God. God’s rule and reign is loosed upon the earth and my prayer is that we would all have eyes to see where God is at work both within us as individuals and as…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 16

Psalm 92 • Ezekiel 31:1-14 • 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 • Mark 4:26-34 This week’s Gospel reading includes two of Jesus’ many parables. It’s useful to note that he begins his parable with these words of introduction, “This is what the Kingdom of God is like.” Through parables Jesus seeks to give us a picture of…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 9

Ps 130 • I Sam 8:4-20 • Genesis 3:8-15 • II Cor 4:13-5:1 • Mark 3:20-35 “O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidences shall be our strength:  By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence,…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 2

Psalm 29 • Isaiah 6:1-8 • Romans 8:12-17 • John 3:1-17 This week we celebrate the Trinity. This is one of the deepest mysteries of the Christian faith. As you read the Scriptures for this week I encourage you to search for glimpses of the Trinity in each one. It must be acknowledged that the…

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Readings for the Week ~ May 26

Ps 104 • Gen 11:1-9 • Ac 2:1-21 • Rom 8:22-27 • Jn 15:26-16:15 “O God, who on the day of Pentecost taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to…

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