Readings for the Week ~ June 24, 2017

“. . . you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 6:11 Psalm 86 • Genesis 21:8-21 • Romans 6:1-11 • Matthew 10:24-39  Early in his career as a pastor, Karl Barth penned his commentary on the book of Romans. In it, he saw God making himself…

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Trinity Sunday (Saturday) ~ June 10

“…baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” ~ Matthew 28:19 Psalm 8 • Genesis 1:1-2:4 • II Corinthians 13:11-13 • Matthew 28:16-20 One portion of the church year has come to a close. Trinity Sunday (Saturday in our case) marks the beginning of Ordinary Time,…

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Week of Pentecost ~ June 3, 2017

. . . he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water. ~ John 7:37-38 Ps 104:24-34 • Numbers 11:24-30 • Acts 2:1-21 • I Corinthians 12:3-13 • John…

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Week of the Ascension ~ May 27

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8 Ps 47 • Ps 93 • Acts 1:1-14 • Eph 1:15-23 • Luke 24:44-53 As Eastertide draws to a close, we…

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Eastertide ~ May 20, 2017

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. ~ Jesus of Nazareth  Psalm 66 • Acts 17:22-31 • I Peter 3:13-22 • John 14:15-21 The Resurrection has many, varied, and beautiful effects. Through it we are invited into an “eternal kind of life” (Dallas Willard), we are strengthened for holy living, we are empowered for…

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Eastertide ~ May 13, 2017

“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” ~ John 14:6 Psalm 31:1-16 • Acts 7:55-60 • I Peter 2:2-10 • John 14:1-14 God looks like Jesus. God does not look like Kanye West, Morgan Freeman, or Eric Clapton except to the degree that one of these looks, lives, and acts like Jesus. As mysterious…

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Eastertide ~ April 29, 2017

Good news! Kyle Fleet will be teaching this Saturday night at Wheatland. You won’t want to miss him.  Psalm 116:1-4,12-19 • Acts 2:14-41 • 1 Peter 1:17-23  •  Luke 24:13-35 Jesus comes to us in the tangible. Matthew 25 tells us that we meet Jesus when meeting the needs of those who are thirsty, hungry, naked, unknown, and…

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Eastertide ~ April 22, 2017

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe. – John 20:29 Psalm 16 • Acts 2:14-32 • I Peter 1:3-9 • John 20:19-31 Thomas makes me feel better about me. He had a hard time believing that Jesus had been raised from the dead. I’m sure he wanted to believe it.…

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Maundy Thursday ~ 2017

Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. ~ John 13:34 Ps 116:1-19 • Exodus 12:1-14 • I Cor 11:23-26 • John 13:1-17, 31-35 “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.”  Also known as: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.” – John 13:34…

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