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Scripture Readings October 24, 2021

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   10/24/2021      Summary First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9 This passage speaks not only of the southern kingdom, Judah, and its homecoming from exile in Babylon, but also of the northern kingdom (“Israel” or “Ephraim”) and its restoration. The northern tribes of Israel had been lost in exile to Assyria more than a century before Jeremiah prophesied. Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28 Human priests of old offered sacrifice for their own sins and served only until their death. In...

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Scripture Readings October 10, 2021

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    10/10/2021       Summary First Reading: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Amos was a herdsman by profession and a prophet by God’s call. During a time of great prosperity in the northern kingdom of Israel, the prophet speaks to the wealthy upper class. He warns his listeners that fulfilling God’s demand for justice brings blessing, while corruption and oppression incur God’s wrath. Second Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16 We cannot hide our thoughts, desires, and actions from God, to whom we are...

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Scripture Readings October 3, 2021

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    10/3/2021      Summary First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24 Genesis 2 stresses that people are not meant to live in isolation but in relationship. Out of love for humanity, God creates them male and female, to provide companionship for each other and to become with each other “one flesh.” The Hebrew words used here are ish (man) and ishshah (woman). Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Quoting from the psalms, this passage from Hebrews emphasizes that Jesus, the one through whom...

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Scripture Readings September 19, 2021

Posted by on Sep 15, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  9/19/2021      Summary   First Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20 Today’s reading tells of the suffering of the prophet Jeremiah, who announced God’s word to Judah but was met with intense opposition and persecution. Jeremiah continues to trust in God in the midst of his suffering. Second Reading: James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a The wisdom God gives unites our hearts and minds. Instead of living to satisfy our own wants and desires, we manifest this wisdom in peace, gentleness, mercy,...

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Scripture Readings September 12, 2021

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/12/2021     Summary   First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a The image of the servant of the Lord is one of the notable motifs in the book of Isaiah. Today’s reading describes the mission of the servant, whom early Christians associated with Jesus. Like Jesus, the servant does not strike back at his detractors but trusts in God’s steadfast love. Second Reading: James 3:1-12 This text uses various images to illustrate how damaging and hurtful the way we speak to and about others...

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