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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    June 2, 2019   First Reading:  Acts 1:1-11 Before he is lifted into heaven, Jesus promises that the missionary work of the disciples will spread out from Jerusalem to all the world. His words provide an outline of the book of Acts. Second Reading:  Ephesians 1:15-23 The risen and exalted Christ reigns over the entire universe. The author of Ephesians prays that we would be given the wisdom to comprehend this and display it through love toward others. Gospel:   Luke...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   May 26, 2019   First Reading:   Acts 16:9-15 A vision compels Paul to move his ministry into Greece. There he meets Lydia an important person in the business community, whose heart has been opened by God to receive the gospel. Her conversion and baptism provide the impetus for the founding of the church at Philippi. Second Reading:  Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John’s vision of a new Jerusalem coming out of heaven provides continuity with God’s past actions. Yet in this new...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

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...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

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...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

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...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

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...

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