Readings for January 7, 2012

Genesis 1:1-5 • Psalm 29 • Acts 19:1-7 • Mark 1:4-11 This year our Gospel readings will come from the Gospel of Mark. For this first week of 2012 we read the story of Jesus’ baptism. John the Baptist received his name because he baptized  Jesus and many people before. His baptism is often referred…

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Readings for December 31

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 • Psalm 147 • Gal 3:23 – 25; 4:4-7 • John 1:1-18 “Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you , in…

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Readings for the 4th Week of Advent

This Saturday we light the candle of Love. Advent, a season of anticipation, prepares us to experience anew the love of God through the incarnation of Jesus Christ. In the incarnation, Christ has made his dwelling with man and as a result of both his incarnation and resurrection his dwelling is now not merely with…

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Readings for the 3rd Week of Advent

This is the 3rd Week of Advent and on Saturday we will be lighting the Candle of Joy! Ps 126 • Isaiah 65:17-25 • I Thess 5:12-28 • John 1:6-28 I recently read that these short readings from the lectionary should be invitations for us to read “further, or, better to attend to what’s coming…

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Readings for the 2nd Week of Advent

Psalm 85 • Isaiah 40:1-11 • 2 Peter 3:8-18 • Mark 1:1-8 Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed thier warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who…

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Readings for the 1st Week of Advent

Psalm 80 • Isaiah 64:1-9 • I Corinthians 1:1-9 • Mark 13:24-37 The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. ~ Isaiah 9:2 “Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor…

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“Where did you stop?”

“Where did you stop?” is meeting tomorrow night at the Wheatland Mission/Foundry. Join us at 7 PM for a time of prayer and reflection upon Scripture. We ask ourselves the question, “Where did you stop?” as we read the text. Praying that this will be God’s guidance as we seek to read Scripture with the…

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