Readings for the Week of September 12

Readings for the Week: Psalm 19 • Isaiah 50: 4-9a • James 3:1-12 • Mark 8:27-38 This week we continue our series, “Streams”, as we explore further our connection to the great traditions of our Christian faith.These traditions include the Sacramental, Contemplative, Virtuous, Social Justice, Evangelical, and Charismatic streams. May the Scriptures this week prompt…

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Pentecost ~ Readings and Prayer

Readings for Pentecost:  Psalm 104:24-35 • Acts 2:1-21 • Ezekiel 37:1-14 • Romans 8:22-27 • John 15:26-27, 6:4b-15 “O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:  Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore…

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Readings for the Week ~ Feb 14

Psalm 50:1-6 • 2 Kings 2:1-12 • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 • Mark 9:2-9 This week we commemorate the event known as the Transfiguration. While we focus on Christ’s “transfiguration” we sometimes overlook the symbolism of the appearances of Moses and Elijah, and the voice from heaven. Moses represents the Law while Elijah represents the prophets. Taken together…

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Readings for the Week ~ Feb 7

In honor of Thomas Merton’s 100th birthday I include some verses of his poetry. I can’t help but think of Wheatland when I “listen” to these words. We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners, With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand: Waiting upon the first far drums of…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 19

Psalm 139:1-24 • Genesis 28:10-19  •  Romans 8:12-25 • Matthew 13:24-43 Jacob is not the nicest person. His name means, “one who grabs the heel”. Being a heel grabber is not considered a good thing. Jacob’s name means that he is a trickster, a manipulator and we find him doing this throughout his story. In spite…

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