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Scripture Readings January 30, 2022

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

Sunday    1/30/2022      Summary   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 amid 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 gifts through the...

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Scripture Readings January 23, 2022

Posted by on Jan 21, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   1/23/2022       Summary   FIRST READING: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 The exiles have returned and rebuilt 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 your strength.” SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a The apostle and pastor Paul uses the metaphor of the human body to describe how intimately...

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Scripture Readings January 16, 2022

Posted by on Jan 14, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   1/16/2022    Summary 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 their spiritual gifts, thinking some...

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Scripture Reading January 9, 2022

Posted by on Jan 5, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    2/9/2022      Summary FIRST READING: Isaiah 43:1-7 Near the end of Israel’s exile in Babylon, God promises to bring them home. They need no longer be afraid, because this one who formed, created, and called them by name now redeems them from all their enemies. God declares them precious and honored, and God loves them. SECOND READING: Acts 8:14-17 Peter and John are sent to support the new Christians in Samaria, a group that was recently baptized after hearing the good news of...

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Scripture Readings December 26, 2021

Posted by on Dec 22, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    12/26/2021       Summary THE FIRST READING:     1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Having dedicated her son Samuel to God’s service, Hannah visits him every year when she and her husband Elkanah come to the temple to offer sacrifices. God grants Hannah more children, and Samuel himself gains favor in the sight of all. THE SECOND READING:      Colossians 3:12-17 Just as newly baptized Christians in the early church were clothed with new garments upon arising from the baptismal...

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Scripture Readings December 24, 2021

Posted by on Dec 22, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Friday  Christmas Eve     12/24/2021 THE FIRST READING      Isaiah 9:2-7 This poem promises deliverance from Assyrian oppression, a hope based on the birth of a royal child with a name full of promise. While Judah’s king will practice justice and righteousness, the real basis for faith lies in God’s passion for the people: The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this! THE SECOND READING :        Titus 2:11-14 The appearance of God’s grace in Jesus Christ brings salvation...

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