Readings for the Week of September 12

Readings for the Week: Psalm 19 • Isaiah 50: 4-9a • James 3:1-12 • Mark 8:27-38 This week we continue our series, “Streams”, as we explore further our connection to the great traditions of our Christian faith.These traditions include the Sacramental, Contemplative, Virtuous, Social Justice, Evangelical, and Charismatic streams. May the Scriptures this week prompt…

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Readings for the Week of September 5

Readings for the Week: Psalm 146 • Isaiah 35:4-7 • James 2:1-17 • Mark 7:24-37 Jesus heals. There are 31 different instances of Jesus healing in the Gospels. There are certainly many more stories of healing that weren’t recorded in writing. Today there are numerous stories, some of them hard to believe, of people experiencing…

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Readings for the Week of August 29

Readings for the Week: Psalm 45:1-9 • Song of Solomon 2:8-13 • James 1:17-27 • Mark 7:1-23 Scripture is a gift. It’s value is impossible to overestimate. Yet, we continually underestimate both its meaning and its beauty. We underestimate it most by simply not reading it at all. May we all be encouraged and strengthened…

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Readings for the Week of August 22

Readings for the Week: Psalm 84 • I Kings 8:1-43 • Ephesians 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…

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Readings for the Week of August 15

Readings for the Week: Psalm 111 • I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 • Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58 “Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow…

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Readings for the Week of August 9

Psalm 130 • 2 Samuel 18:5-33 • Ephesians 4:25-5:2 • John 6:35-51 This week’s Old Testament reading tells the final part of Absalom’s story. He was David’s beautiful and winsome but rebellious son. Though misguided he rebelled against his father for reasons that some might find perfectly reasonable. When Absalom get’s what comes him, and…

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Readings for the Week of August 2

Readings for the Week: Psalm 51 • II Samuel 11:26-12:13 • Ephesians 4:1-16 • John 6:24-35 The photo to the left and the passage from II Samuel above each tell the “rest of the story” of David’s maltreatment of Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. While David’s behavior causes one to question his title as “the…

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Readings for the Week of July 11

Readings for July 11:  Ps 24 • II Sam 6:1-19 • Eph 1:3-14 • Mark 6:14-29 Here is the collect for this week. Let this prayer guide your thinking and praying throughout this week. “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace…

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