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Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures | Comments Off on Scripture Readings

Sunday   May 19, 2019

 

First Reading:   Acts 11:1-18

In defense of his earlier baptism of pagan believers, Peter demonstrates to the members of the Jerusalem church that God’s intention to love Gentiles as well as Jews is revealed in Jesus’ own testimony. In this way the mission to the Gentiles is officially authorized.

Second Reading:   Revelation 21:1-6

John’s vision shows us that in the resurrection the new age has dawned; God dwells with us already. Yet we wait for the time when the tears that cloud our vision will be wiped away. Then we will see the new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem.

Gospel:   John 13:31-35

After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep, complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community.

 

 

 

WOW – May 12, 2019

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Scripture Readings

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Sunday   May 12, 2019

 

First Reading:  Acts 9:36-43

Dorcas was a faithful and devoted woman of charity in the community of Joppa. Her kindness and her work with clothing was well-known, especially to the widows in town. When she fell ill and died, Peter raised her back to life through the power of prayer.

Second Reading: Revelation 7:9-17

Christ is the shepherd who leads his faithful to springs of the water of life. Christ is also the lamb who vanquishes sin and suffering, in whose blood the saints have washed their robes and made them white.

Gospel: John 10:22-30

Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand.

WOW – May 5, 2019

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Scripture Readings

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Sunday May 5 , 2019

 

First Reading:   Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]

Each of us has a story of meeting God’s grace. Saul (later called Paul) was an ardent persecutor of all who followed the Way of Christ. This reading recounts the story of his transformation, beginning with an encounter with Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus.

Second Reading:   Revelation 5:11-14

The vision of John recorded in Revelations offers a glimpse of cosmic worship on the Lord’s Day. At its center is “the Lamb who was slain.”

Gospel:   John 21:1-19

The risen Christ appears again to his disciples by the sea where they were first called. After echoes of the fishing and feeding miracles, he gives a final reminder of the cost of a disciple’s love and obedience.

Makin’ Waves – May 2019

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WOW – April 28, 2019

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Sunday   April 28, 2019

 

First Reading:   Acts 5:27-32

Peter has been arrested for proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. His response to the charges of the high priest summarizes the early church’s proclamation of forgiveness of sin through repentance.

Second Reading:   Revelation 1:4-8

The book of Revelation recounts a mystical vision of the risen Christ, experienced by a Christian prophet named John. Here he describes Christ as a timeless redeemer, the beginning, present, and end of all time.

Gospel:   John 20:19-31

The unprecedented events of the day of resurrection continue as the risen Jesus appears to his fearful disciples. A week later, after Thomas worships Jesus, Jesus pronounces that the blessings of the resurrection are also for those who ”have not seen and yet believe.”

 

WOW – April 21, 2019

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures | Comments Off on Scripture Readings

Sunday   April 21, 2019

 

First Reading:   Acts 10:34-43

Peter’s sermon, delivered oat the home of Cornelius, a Roman army officer, sums up the essential message of Christianity. Everyone who believes in Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the words of the prophets, receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Paul describes the consequences of the resurrection, including the promise of new life in Christ to a world that has been in bondage to death. He celebrates the destruction of evil and the establishment of God’s victorious rule over all.

Gospel:   Luke 24:1-12

This morning began with confusion: the stone was moved and the tomb was empty. Disciples arrive, then angels, and finally Jesus himself. Out of the confusion hope emerges, and a weeping woman becomes the first to confess her faith in the risen Lord.