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Scripture Readings August 1, 2021

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   8/1/2021        Summary First Reading: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 A food crisis becomes a faith crisis for the Israelites in the wilderness. The hungry people forget God’s saving work in the exodus, and they wish for the food they had in Egypt. Nevertheless, God miraculously meets their needs, with manna for bread and quail for meat. Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16 Christians share fundamental unity and diversity. Our unity consists in the one body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith,...

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Scripture Readings July 25, 2021

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/25/2021      Summary   First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Today’s reading is part of a larger section of 2 Kings that describes the miracles of Elisha, the successor to Elijah. Here the prophet gives food to a hungry crowd. Though there is not enough food to go around, Elisha trusts God, who provides enough and even more to satisfy the need. Second Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21 We have been rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, which surpasses all human knowledge. Because...

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Scripture Readings July 18, 2021

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    7/18/2021     Summary   First Reading:   Jeremiah 23:1-6 Jeremiah prophesied before the exile in 587 BCE. In this passage, he uses the metaphor of a shepherd to describe the bad kings who have scattered the “flock” of Israel. God promises to gather the flock and to raise up a new king from David’s line to save Israel and Judah. Second Reading:   Ephesians 2:11-22 The author of this letter reminds his audience that originally they were not part of God’s chosen...

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Scripture Readings July 11, 2021

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/11/2021      Summary   First Reading:   Amos 7:7-15 Amos is not the kind of prophet attached to temples or royal courts. Rather, he is an ordinary farmer from Judah (the southern kingdom) called by God to speak to Israel (the northern kingdom). God’s word of judgment through Amos conflicts with the king’s court prophet Amaziah, whom Amos encounters at Bethel. Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14 In Jesus, all of God’s plans and purposes have been made known as heaven...

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Scripture Readings July 4, 2021

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/4/2021     Summary   First Reading:  Ezekiel 2:1-5 In 597 BCE, the priest Ezekiel was removed into exile in Babylon. While there, he received a vision of God appearing majestically on a chariot throne. Today’s reading recounts God’s commissioning of Ezekiel during this vision. The prophet is to speak God’s word to a people unwilling to hear. Second Reading:   2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Christians do not boast of their own accomplishments. Rather, Christian boasting...

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