Readings for the Week ~ September 1

Psalm 15 • Deuteronomy 4:1-9 • Ephesians 6:10-20 • Mark 7:1-23 “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through…

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Readings for the Week of August 26

Psalm 16 • Joshua 24:1-25 • Ephesians 5:21-33 • John 6:60-69 “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 18

Psalm 147 • Proverbs 9:1-6 • Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:53-59 “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 daily in the blessed steps of…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 11

Psalm 34 • Deut 8:1-10 • Eph 4:25 – 5:2 • John 6:37-51 “Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 4

Psalm 78 ~ Exodus 16:2-15 ~ Ephesians 4:17-25 ~ John 6:24-36 “Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 28

Psalm 114 – 2 Kings 2:1-15 – Ephesians 4:1-16 – Mark 6:45-52 The compilers of the Lectionary (our yearly schedule or readings) display remarkable wisdom in the way in which they arrange this schedule each year. The connection between readings is not always obvious but seeking those connections is always a fruitful experience. “Grant, O…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 21

Psalm 22:22-30 • Isaiah 57:14-21 • Ephesians 2:11-22 • Mark 6:30-44 The Collect for this week is found below. It seems there are times when allowing our prayers to piggy back on older, trusted words is the best way to go. Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 14

Psalm 85 • Amos 7:7-15 • Ephesians 1:1-14 • Mark 6:7-13 The prayer below is entitled “For Knowledge of God’s Creation”. Two recent events related to creation are worth commemorating today. The first is the discovery of the ineptly named “God” particle and the second is the break in our recent heatwave. (It’s only going…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 16

Psalm 92 • Ezekiel 31:1-14 • 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 • Mark 4:26-34 This week’s Gospel reading includes two of Jesus’ many parables. It’s useful to note that he begins his parable with these words of introduction, “This is what the Kingdom of God is like.” Through parables Jesus seeks to give us a picture of…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 9

Ps 130 • I Sam 8:4-20 • Genesis 3:8-15 • II Cor 4:13-5:1 • Mark 3:20-35 “O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidences shall be our strength:  By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence,…

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