Readings for the Week of July 17

Psalm 86 • Romans 8:18-25 • Matthew 13:24-43 I apologize for the delay posting the Scripture readings for this week. (we made a quick trip to TX to see family) Please read and reflect on the readings for this week. Let me encourage you to pray as you read. Ask the Spirit for guidance and…

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Readings for July 9

Psalm 65 • Isaiah 55:1-5, 10-13 • Romans 8:9-17 • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may hae grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our…

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Cookout Saturday!

Join us Saturday night for a holiday cookout. Our worship service will be a bit shorter than normal and we will gather immediately afterward around the grill. We’ll provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns and drinks. If your last name is A-H bring a side and if it starts J-Z bring a dessert. Please RSVP so…

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Readings for July 2

Psalm 145 • Zechariah 9:9-12 • Romans 7:21-8:6 • Matthew 11:25-30 Weekly reading from the Gospel are important. (Daily readings are too!) However, as we gather as a congregation in worship of God, reading from the Gospels root us in the story and life of Jesus. We hear his words, unadorned and often without commentary.…

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Ordinary Time: Redux

It seems that following the lectionary should be more simple than it has been this week. However, because of an error on my part (I was reading the wrong lectionary on my phone) I posted the wrong readings for this weekend. Here are the appropriate ones for this week: Psalm 89 • Isaiah 2:10-17 •…

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Ordinary Time

Psalm 13 • Genesis 22:1-14 • Romans 6:12-23 • Matthew 10:40-42 It is Ordinary Time! What a strange phrase? Ordinary time denotes the period of the Christian Year between Pentecost (or Trinity Sunday) and the beginning of the next year that takes place four weeks before Christmas, the season we call Advent. Ordinary Time is…

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Scripture Readings for Trinity Week!

Psalm 8 • Genesis 1:1-2:4 • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 • Matthew 28:16-20 This week we celebrated the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. This occurs on the day of Pentecost. We were reminded Saturday that our common work or liturgy is something we perform together as we gather for our…

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Ascension Day

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your
only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended
into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend,
and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.