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Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 9, 2018   First Reading:   Malachi 3:1-4 The Lord announces a covenant with Israel. A messenger like Malachi (his name means “my messenger”) shall prepare the way for the coming of the Lord by purifying and refining God’s people, as silver and gold are refined. Second Reading:   Philippians 1:3-11 The apostle Paul was the pastor of many new churches. He writes in his letter about his joy to be in partnership with the Christians of Philippi. Listen to how...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 2, 2018   First Reading:   Jeremiah 33:14-16 In the Old Testament, “righteousness” often has to do with being faithful in relationship, God acts righteously both in punishing Israel for its sin and in having mercy. In today’s reading, Jerusalem’s future name – “The Lord is our righteousness” – proclaims that the Lord is even now working salvation for Israel. Second Reading:   1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Upon Timothy’s report from the congregation at...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 25, 2018   First Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 To the community for whom this passage was written, it seemed as though the oppression they were experiencing would never end. Daniel’s message is: It shall end. The Ancient One who is judge will call all nations to account and will give dominion to “one like a human being,” the Messiah. Second Reading:  Revelation 1:4b-8 The book of Revelation begins by celebrating the Almighty God, who spans all of time....

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Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 18, 2018   First Reading:   Daniel 12:1-3 The book of Daniel is an example of apocalyptic literature, which is full of strange visions and symbolism. Arising during times of great persecution, apocalyptic literature is concerned with God’s revelation about the end time and the coming kingdom of God, when God will vindicate the righteous who have been persecuted. Second Reading:   Hebrews 10:11-25 Images of worship and sacrifice are used throughout Hebrews to...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 11, 2018   First Reading:   1 Kings 17:8-16 This chapter begins the story of Elijah. God sends a draught on Israel because of the sins of King Ahab. This passage depicts God’s saving acts not only on behalf of Elijah, but also on behalf of those who are associated with the prophet, even a foreigner, the widow of Zarephath. Second Reading:   Hebrews 9:24-28 The letter to the Hebrews describes Christ as a high priest who offers himself as a sacrifice for our sin....

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 4, 2018   First  Reading:   Isaiah 25:6-9 Isaiah sees a vision of the end of days, when the Lord will gather all God’s people on God’s holy mountain and will prepare for then a rich feast. At this banquet the Lord will wipe the tears from all eyes. And there will be no more sorrow, for God will destroy death itself. Second Reading:   Revelation 21:1-6a Here is a vision of the new heaven and new earth in which God resides fully with God’s people so that...

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