Readings for the Week ~ October 26

Ps 65 • Joel 2:23-32 • 2 Timothy 4:6-18 • Luke 18:9-14 and Colossians 3:5-14 Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 19

Ps 119:97-104 • Jer 31:27-34 • 2 Tim 3:14-4:5 • Luke 18:1-8 and Col 3 Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory to the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 12

Ps 66:1-12 • Jer 29:1:7 • 2 Tim 2:8-15 • Luke 17:11-19 and Col 2:9-23 Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 5

Ps 137 • Lamentations 1:1-6, 3:9-26 •             2 Tim 1:1-14 • Lk 17:5-10 & Col 2:1-12 This week’s Psalm and Old Testament readings are, in a word, tough. Each of them are properly called laments. As you probably know, a lament is a poetic expression of grief, anger or desperation. It’s…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 28

Ps 91 • Jer 32:1-15 • I Tim 6:6-19 • Lk 16:19-31  and Col 1:21-29 “Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son: Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 21

Ps 79 • Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 • I Tim 2:1-7 • Luke 16:1-13 and Colossians 1:15-20 “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we areplaced among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord,…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 14

Ps 14 • Jeremiah 4:11-26 • I Tim 1:12-17 • Luke 15:1-10 and Colossians 1:15-19 This week we will continue our new series on the book of Colossians: Icons and Identity. I encourage you to read 1:15-19 over and over again this week in preparation. My prayer is that in learning more about Christ’s identity that we…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 7

Ps 139:1-17 • Jer 18:1-11 • Philemon 1-21 • Luke 14:25-33  … plus Colossians 1:1-14 On Saturday evening we will begin a new series called Colossians: Icons and Identity. The New Testament book of Colossians provides a great opportunity for us to reflect deeply on the person of Jesus and how he has radically changed who…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 1

Psalm 81:1- 16 • Jeremiah 2:4-13 • Hebrews 13:1-16 • Luke 14:1-14 O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 24

Psalm 71:1-6 • Jer 1:4-10 • Heb 12:18-29 • Luke 13:10-17 “O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the…

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