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Scripture Readings August 21, 2022

Posted by on Aug 17, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    8/21/2022     Summary   FIRST READING: Isaiah 58:9b-14 God promises those who have returned from exile that where justice and mercy prevail, the ruins will be rebuilt and light will rise in the darkness. It is a day for new beginnings. SECOND READING: Hebrews 12:18-29 Using images of Moses, the writer presents a striking vision of the new covenant of God made possible in Christ. There is no longer fear; only awe in the new promise in Christ into which we are invited. GOSPEL:...

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Scripture Readings August 14, 2022

Posted by on Aug 10, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday     8/14/2022      Summary   FIRST READING: Jeremiah 23:23-29 Because Jeremiah preaches the unpopular message of God’s judgment, he suffers rejection. Today’s reading distinguishes between the true prophet, like Jeremiah, who speaks God’s word, and the false prophet who misleads the people through dreams. One is like wheat; the other like worthless straw. SECOND READING: Hebrews 11:29–12:2 The author of Hebrews presents us with rich stories of faith. In a long list...

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Scripture Readings 8/7/2022

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  8/7/2022      Summary   FIRST READING: Genesis 15:1-6 God promises childless and aging Abram that a child of his own will be his heir and that his descendants will number as many as the stars. Abram trusts God’s promise, and through this faith he is considered righteous. SECOND READING: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Abraham and Sarah exemplify the vision of faith that people of God enact in every age. Their hope and trust in God’s promise allowed them to face an unknown future and...

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Scripture Readings July 31, 2022

Posted by on Jul 27, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/31/2022    Summary   FIRST READING: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 The teacher of wisdom who wrote Ecclesiastes sees that working for mere accumulation of wealth turns life into an empty game, a “vanity of vanities.” Nevertheless, he asserts in the next verse, it is good to find enjoyment in one’s work because such enjoyment is a gift from God. SECOND READING: Colossians  3:1-11 Life in Christ includes a radical reorientation of our values. Just as the newly...

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Script Readings July 24, 2022

Posted by on Jul 20, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/24/2022   FIRST READING: Genesis 18:20-32 In today’s reading, Abraham undertakes the role of a mediator between God and sinful humanity. Appealing to God’s justice, Abraham boldly asks for mercy for the city of Sodom for the sake of the few righteous people there, including Abraham’s nephew, Lot. SECOND READING: Colossians  2:6-15   The writer of this letter warns the congregation in Colossae about “the empty lure” of philosophies and traditions that compromise...

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Scripture Readings July 17, 2022

Posted by on Jul 12, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  7/17/2022    Summary   FIRST READING: Genesis 18:1-10a The Lord visits Abraham and Sarah to tell them that the long-awaited promise of the birth of a child will be fulfilled for them in their old age. SECOND READING: Colossians 1:15-28 This letter offers a mystical teaching, that the great mystery of God is “Christ in you.” Because Christ is present in the church, Christians share in his life, suffering, and glory. GOSPEL: Luke 10:38-42 During his visit to the home of Mary...

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