Readings for the Week ~ June 8

Psalm 146 • I Kings 17:8-24 • Galatians 1:11-24 • Luke 7:11-17  God of compassion, you suffer in the grief of your people, and you are present to heal and forgive. May the sun of your justice rise on every night of oppression, and may the warm rays of your healing love renew each troubled…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 1

Psalm 96 • I Kings 18:20-39 • Galatians 1:1-12 • Luke 7:1-10 “O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we ask you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are good for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and…

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Readings for Pentecost ~ 2013

Psalm 104:25-37 • Romans 8:14-17 • Acts 2:1-2 • John 14:8-27 What is the Holy Spirit? If asked, do you think you could adequately respond to this question? What, exactly do we mean when we speak of God’s Holy Spirit? Far too often our familiarity with a phrase reflects disinterest more than knowledge. Think about the words righteousness, gospel and others…

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Ascension Day

Today marks the Feast of the Ascension, a celebration of the event we know as the ascension of Jesus Christ. You can read about it in Acts 1:1-11 and in Luke 24:44-53. It’s a somewhat odd happening that gets overshadowed by the crucifixion and resurrection. However, the ascension is rich with theological meaning and we…

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Words for the Week ~ May 11

Psalm 97 • Acts 16:16-34 • Rev 22:12-21 • John 17:20-26 “O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our…

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Readings for the Week of May 4

Psalm 67 • Acts 16:9-15 • Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 • John 14:23-29 “O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all…

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Readings for April 27

Psalm 148 • Acts 11:1-18 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35 “Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through…

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Readings for the Week of April 20th

Psalm 23 • Acts 4:13-21 & 5:27-32 • Rev 7:9-17 • John 10:22-30 “O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives…

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Readings for the Week of April 13

Psalm 30 • Acts 9:1-20 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19 “O God, whose blessed Son made himself know to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy…

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