Readings for the Week ~ March 29

Psalm 23 • I Samuel 16:1-13 • Ephesians 5:8-14 • John 9:1-41 Lent is a season of reflection. Slowing down, prayer and meditating upon Scripture all provide opportunities for us to get in touch with the state of our soul. The prayer for this week highlights the fact that we often don’t know our souls…

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Readings for this Week ~ March 23

Psalm 95 • Exodus 17:1-7 • Romans 5:1-11 • John 4:5-42 In addition to being the second week of Lent it is also St. Patrick’s Day! We celebrate the bishop of Ireland who stood as a witness to the Trinity and as a resistor to slavery and human sacrifice. Not a bad example to follow.…

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Readings for the Week ~ March 15

Ps 121 • Genesis 12:1-4a • Rom 4:1-17 • Matt 17:1-9 and John 3:1-17 O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy:  Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent harts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your…

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Readings for the Week ~ March 1

Ps 99 • Exodus 24:12-18 • 2 Peter 1:16-21 • Matthew 17:1-9 Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before his passion prayed for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one: Grant that your Church, being bound together in love and obedience to you, may be united in one body by…

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Readings for the Week ~ February 15

Psalm 119:1-8 • Deuteronomy 30:15-20  •  Corinthians 3:1-9 • Matthew 5:21-37 “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints … “ This weekend we will continue our exploration of the Apostles’ Creed and think deeply about the work of the Holy Spirit, the church and the mysterious phrase: “the…

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Readings for the Week ~ February 8

  Psalm 112 • Isaiah 58:1-12 • I Corinthians 2:1-16 • Matthew 5:13-20 Todd shared a special communion message this weekend about shame vs. awesomeness. After being encouraged by Todd’s words I  thought this collect seemed timely for this week: “O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the…

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Readings for the Week ~ Feb 1

Psalm 15 • Micah 6:1-8 • I Corinthians 1:18-31 • Matthew 5:1-12 Prayer for the Week: “Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who care for us: Preserve us from faithless…

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Readings for the Week ~ January 25

Psalm 27 • Isaiah 9:1-4 • I Cor 1:10-18 • Matthew 4:12-23 O God, you spoke your word and revealed your good news in Jesus, the Christ. Fill all creation with that word again, so that by proclaiming your joyful promises to all nations and singing of your glorious hope to all peoples,we may become…

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