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Makin’ Waves – June & July 2019

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures | Comments Off on Scripture Readings

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 24:44-53

On the day of his ascension, Jesus leaves his disciples with a commission, a blessing, and a promise of the Holy Spirit.

WOW – May 26, 2019

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Scripture Readings

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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 city, God’s presence replaces the temple, and the glory of God and the Lamb supplant sun and moon.

Gospel:   John 14:23-29

As Jesus talks of returning to the Father, he promises to send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will teach Jesus’ followers and remind them of all that Jesus taught. Even more, those in whom God makes a home will experience a peace that overcomes fear.

WOW – May 19, 2019

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Scripture Readings

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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 time when the tears that cloud our vision will be wiped away. Then we will see the new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem.

Gospel:   John 13:31-35

After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep, complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community.

 

 

 

WOW – May 12, 2019

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Scripture Readings

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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 blood the saints have washed their robes and made them white.

Gospel: John 10:22-30

Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand.

WOW – May 5, 2019

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures | Comments Off on Scripture Readings

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 was slain.”

Gospel:   John 21:1-19

The risen Christ appears again to his disciples by the sea where they were first called. After echoes of the fishing and feeding miracles, he gives a final reminder of the cost of a disciple’s love and obedience.