The Inside Job of Pentecost

Ezekiel 11:19-20 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be…

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Words for the Week: Pentecost (May 22)

Psalm • Psalm 33; Psalm 130 Old Testament • Exodus 19:1-20;               Ezekiel 37:1-14; Joel 2:28-32 Gospel • John 7:37-39; John 14:8-17;            John 20:19-23 New Testament • Acts 2:1-11; Romans 8:14-27;  1 Corinthians 12:4-13 Pentecost is an observance within the Christian faith full of symbols and rich with meaning. It is a time of celebration and…

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Surprised by Hope from last Sat night

“What happens in the Eucharist is that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this future dimension is brought sharply into play. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ; we do it in remembrance of him; we become for a moment the disciples sitting around the table at the Last Supper. Yet if we stop there we’ve only said the half of it. To make any headway in understanding the Eucharist, we must see it as the arrival of God’s future in the present,

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Words for the Week – May 1

Psalm • Psalm 145 Old Testament • Lev. 19:1-18 Gospel • John 13:31-35 New Testament • Acts 13:31-35 This week’s teaching time:  Ephesians 2:11-22 Still in the Easter season, the season set aside for specific celebration and reflection upon Christ’s resurrection, we must take some time to reflect upon the meaning of the resurrection. Instead…

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Words for the Week of April 17

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Psalm • Psalm 33 Old Testament • Jeremiah 32:36-41 Gospel • John 20:19-31 New Testament • Acts 9:1-19 and Revelation 5:6-14 Do not forget that this is the season of Easter which means that everytime we gather for worship we do so as if it is Easter…

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