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Scripture Readings July 12, 2020

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/12/2020   First Reading:   Isaiah 55:10-13 God’s word to Israel’s exiles is as sure and effective as never-failing precipitation.  Their return to the Holy Land in a new exodus is cheered on by singing mountains and by trees that clap their hands. Second Reading:   Romans 8:1-11 There is no condemnation for those who live in Christ.  God sent Christ to accomplish what the law was unable to do: condemn sin and free us from its slavery.  The Spirit now empowers proper...

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Scripture Readings July 5, 2020

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/5/2020   First Reading:   Zechariah 9:9-12 The coming messianic king will inaugurate an era of disarmament and prosperity.  Because of God’s covenant with Israel, they are designated as “prisoners of hope.” Second Reading:   Romans 7:15-25a Life enslaved under sin is a catch-22 existence in which we know good, but do not do it and do things we know to be bad.  Through Jesus Christ, God has set us free from such a futile existence. Gospel:   Matthew 11:16-19,...

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Scripture Readings June 28, 2020

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    6/28/2020   First Reading:   Jeremiah 28:5-9 Through a symbolic action, Jeremiah insisted that Judah and all the surrounding nations should submit to the king of Babylon.  Hananiah contradicted Jeremiah, who in reply insisted that Hananiah’s rosy prediction should not be believed until it came true.   God confirmed the word of Jeremiah and sentenced the false prophet Hananiah to death. Second Reading:   Romans 6:12-23 Sin is an enslaving power that motivates us to live...

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Scripture Readings June 21, 2020

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   6/21/2020   Summary   First Reading:   Jeremiah 20:7-13 Jeremiah accuses God of forcing him into a ministry that brings him only contempt and persecution.  Yet Jeremiah is confident that God will be a strong protector against his enemies and commits his life into God’s hands. Second Reading:   Romans 6:1b-11 In baptism we were incorporated into the reality of Christ’s death.  Our lives in the present are marked and shaped by his crucifixion, just as our lives in the...

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Scripture Readings – June 14, 2020

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   6/14/2020     Summary   First Reading:   Exodus 19:2-8a At Sinai God assured Israel, “You shall be my treasured possession,” and commissioned them to serve as mediating priests for the nations.  The people commit themselves completely to God’s will.   Second Reading:   Romans 5:1-8 We are no longer God’s enemies by have peace with God, because we were brought into a right relationship with God through Christ’s death.  A tested character has been forged...

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Scripture Readings – June 7, 2020

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday     June 7, 2020       Summary First Reading:  Genesis 1:1-4a This first creation story reached its current form during the crisis of the Babylonian exile of the people of Israel. God, not their captors’ god Marduk, was responsible for their existence. God created women and men as rulers over creation, to preserve and protect it. God also rested on the seventh day, hallowing that day forever as the Sabbath. Second Reading:   2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Paul closes a challenging...

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