Readings for January 21

“Our holy fathers have renounced all other spiritual work and have concentrated wholly on this one doing, that is, on guarding the heart.” – St. Symeon the New Theologian Psalm 130 • Jeremiah 3:21-4:2 • I Corinthians 7:17-23 • Mark 1:14-20 As we continue through this season of Epiphany let us consider again the beauty…

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Readings for January 14

I Sam 3:1-20 • Psalm 63:1-8 • I Cor 6:11b-20 • John 1:43-51 “Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to…

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Readings for January 7, 2012

Genesis 1:1-5 • Psalm 29 • Acts 19:1-7 • Mark 1:4-11 This year our Gospel readings will come from the Gospel of Mark. For this first week of 2012 we read the story of Jesus’ baptism. John the Baptist received his name because he baptized  Jesus and many people before. His baptism is often referred…

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Readings for December 31

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 • Psalm 147 • Gal 3:23 – 25; 4:4-7 • John 1:1-18 “Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you , in…

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Readings for the 4th Week of Advent

This Saturday we light the candle of Love. Advent, a season of anticipation, prepares us to experience anew the love of God through the incarnation of Jesus Christ. In the incarnation, Christ has made his dwelling with man and as a result of both his incarnation and resurrection his dwelling is now not merely with…

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Readings for the 3rd Week of Advent

This is the 3rd Week of Advent and on Saturday we will be lighting the Candle of Joy! Ps 126 • Isaiah 65:17-25 • I Thess 5:12-28 • John 1:6-28 I recently read that these short readings from the lectionary should be invitations for us to read “further, or, better to attend to what’s coming…

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Readings for the 2nd Week of Advent

Psalm 85 • Isaiah 40:1-11 • 2 Peter 3:8-18 • Mark 1:1-8 Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed thier warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who…

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“Where did you stop?”

“Where did you stop?” is meeting tomorrow night at the Wheatland Mission/Foundry. Join us at 7 PM for a time of prayer and reflection upon Scripture. We ask ourselves the question, “Where did you stop?” as we read the text. Praying that this will be God’s guidance as we seek to read Scripture with the…

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