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Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    April 5, 2020   First Reading:   Isaiah 50:4-9a The servant of the Lord expresses absolute confidence in his final vindication, despite the fact that he has been struck and spit upon. This characteristic of the servant played an important role in the early church’s understanding of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Second Reading:   Philippians 2:5-11 Paul uses an early Christian hymn to help us comprehend Jesus’ obedient selflessness on the cross and...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    March 29, 2020  (Audio Service)   First Reading:  Ezekiel 37:1-14 Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones is a promise that Israel as a nation, though dead in exile, will live again in their land through God’s life-giving spirit. Three times Israel is assured that through this vision they will know that “I am the Lord.” Second Reading:  Romans 8:6-11 For Paul, Christian spirituality entails living in the reality of the Holy Spirit. The driving force behind our...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  March 22, 2020   First Reading:  1 Samuel 16:1-13 With the anointing of David came endowment with the Spirit of the Lord, designation him as the Lord’s chosen successor to Saul. Second Reading:   Ephesians 5:9-14 Because we now live in the divine light that is Jesus Christ, we conduct our lives in ways that reflect the light of Christ, so that our activity is truly pleasing to God. Gospel:   John 9:1-41 Jesus heals a man born blind, provoking a hostile reaction that he...

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 15, 2020   First Reading:   Exodus 17:1-7 Because the thirsty Israelites quarreled with Moses and put the Lord to the test, Moses cried out in desperation to the Lord. The Lord commanded Moses to strike the rock to provide water for the people. The doubt-filled question – “Is the Lord among us or not?” – received a very positive answer. Second Reading:   Romans 5:1-11 Though we often hear that God helps those who help themselves, here Paul tells us that through...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 8, 2020 First Reading:   Genesis 12:1-4a God’s call of Abram and Sarai has a clear purpose—that through them all the families of the earth would gain a blessing. As they set out on their journey they are accompanied by promises of land, nation, and a great reputation. Second Reading:   Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 In the person and example of Abraham we discover that a right relationship with God does not involve earning a reward from God but entails trusting God’s promises....

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 1, 2020   First Reading:   Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 The serpent’s promise to the first couple that their eyes would be opened led, ironically, to the discovery that they were naked. Second Reading:   Romans 5:12-19 Through Adam’s disobedience, humanity came under bondage to sin and death, from which we cannot free ourselves. In Christ’s obedient death, God graciously showers on us the free gift of liberation and life. Gospel:   Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus experiences...

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