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Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 24, 2019 First Reading:  Genesis 45:3-11,15 Many years after being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph reveals himself to them. Now the second-in-command in Egypt, Joseph reassures his brothers that God has used their evil intentions for good, to preserve life during a devastating famine, and Joseph forgives them. Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 In the Apostles’ Creed, we speak of the “resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.”...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 17, 2019 First Reading:   Jeremiah 17:5-10 These verses compose a poem that is part of a larger collection of wisdom sayings that contrast two ways of life. Life with God brings blessings; the power and vitality of God is active in our life. Life without God brings a curse, the power of death. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 15: 12-20 For Paul, the resurrection of Christ is the basis for Christian hope. Because Christ has been raised, those who are in Christ know that...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 10, 2019   First Reading:   Isaiah 6:1-8[9-13] Through a vision in the temple, the eighth-century prophet Isaiah is called by God to announce judgement against Israel. Like other prophets, Isaiah is initially hesitant because of his awareness of his sin and his shortcomings, but when the Lord calls, Isaiah responds, “Here am I; send me!”. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Paul delivers in a nutshell the story of the gospel that was given to him. In the...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 3, 2019   First Reading:   Jeremiah 1:4-10 God calls Jeremiah to be a prophet and consecrates him in the womb. Jeremiah’s task is to preach God’s word in the midst of the difficult political realities of his time, before the Babylonian exile. He is to make God known not only to Judah, but also to the nations. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Christians in Corinth prided themselves on their spiritual gifts. Paul reminds them that God gives us many...

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Scripture Readings

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

Sunday   January 27, 2019   First Reading:   Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 The exiles have returned and rebuild Jerusalem. Now Ezra, the priest, reads the law of Moses to them in the public square. When they hear it, they weep for their sins and for the long years in exile, but Ezra reminds them that the joy of the Lord is their strength. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 12:12-31a The apostle and pastor Paul uses the metaphor of the human body to describe how intimately connected we are...

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

Sunday   January 20, 2019   First Reading:   Isaiah 62:1-5 The people’s return to Judah after the exile was marred by economic and political troubles. Nevertheless, the prophet declares, Jerusalem and Judah will be restored. God will rejoice over Jerusalem as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride; and the people are called to the celebration. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 12:1-11 The congregation at Corinth experienced division as people were comparing one another’s spiritual...

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