Scripture Readings for August 6

Psalm 29 • Jonah 2:1-9 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:22-33 The psalter contains 150 Psalms or 151 if you follow the Septuagint’s count. In the Old Testament there are the songs, or psalms, of Deborah and Miriam and Moses. The New Testament has psalms, often called odes, the songs of Mary (the Magnificat), Zechariah,…

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Readings for the Week of July 30

Psalm 78 • Nehemiah 9:16-20 • Romans 8:35-39 • Matthew 14:13-21 “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 July 9

Psalm 65 • Isaiah 55:1-5, 10-13 • Romans 8:9-17 • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may hae grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our…

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Readings for July 2

Psalm 145 • Zechariah 9:9-12 • Romans 7:21-8:6 • Matthew 11:25-30 Weekly reading from the Gospel are important. (Daily readings are too!) However, as we gather as a congregation in worship of God, reading from the Gospels root us in the story and life of Jesus. We hear his words, unadorned and often without commentary.…

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Words for the Week ~ May 28

Psalm 66:7-18 ~ Acts 17:22-28 ~ I Peter 3:13-22 ~ John 14:15-21 Every season is a time to celebrate resurrection. However, the early church showed a special kind of wisdom continuing their celebration of Christ’s resurrection from spring (Easter) through to summer (Pentecost). The burst of new life that we see in the flowers, blossoming…

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Words for the Week ~ May 21

Psalm 31:1-16 • Acts 7:55-60 • I Peter 2:2-10 • John 14:1-14 This past weekend we examined four passages of Scripture that describe the church. Psalm 23 described the church as the one pursued by the “goodness and mercy” of God. Acts 2 described what the earliest, Jewish Christians did. I Peter 2 told the…

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