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Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   April 21, 2019   First Reading:   Acts 10:34-43 Peter’s sermon, delivered oat the home of Cornelius, a Roman army officer, sums up the essential message of Christianity. Everyone who believes in Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the words of the prophets, receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 15:19-26 Paul describes the consequences of the resurrection, including the promise of new life in Christ to a world that...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   April 14, 2019   First Lesson:   Isaiah 50:4-9a This text, the third of the four Servant Songs in Isaiah, speaks of the servant’s obedience in the midst of persecution. Though the servant has been variously understood as the prophet himself or a remnant of faithful Israel, Christians have often recognized the figure of Christ in these poems. Second Lesson:   Philippians 2:5-11 Paul quotes from an early Christian hymn that describes Jesus’ humble obedience in his...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   April 7, 2019   First Reading:   Isaiah 43:16-21 The prophet declares that long ago the Lord performed mighty deeds and delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage through the waters of the sea. Now, the Lord is about to do a new thing, bringing the exiles out of Babylon and through the wilderness in a new exodus. Second Reading:   Philippians 3:4b-14 Writing to Christians in Philippi, Paul admits that his heritage and reputation could give him more reason than most people to...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 31, 2019   First Reading:   Joshua 5:9-12 By celebrating the Passover and eating the produce of the promised land instead of the miraculous manna that had sustained them in the desert, the Israelites symbolically bring their forty years of wilderness wandering to an end at Gilgal. Second Reading:   2 Corinthians 5:16-21 One way to describe the gospel is the promise that in Christ everything is transformed into newness. All mistakes, all deliberate sins, all old history...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 24, 2019   First Reading:  Isaiah 55:1-9 To those who have experienced long years in exile, the return to their homeland is a celebration of abundant life. God calls them into an everlasting covenant of love. Those who return to the Lord will enjoy new life and forgiveness, because God’s ways are not our ways. Second Lesson:   1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Paul uses images from Hebrew story and prophecy to speak the truth of Jesus Christ: He is our rock, our water, our food...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   March 17, 2019   First Reading:  Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 God promises a childless and doubting Abram that he will have a son, that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, and that the land of Cannaan will be their inheritance. Abram’s trust in God is sealed with a covenant-making ceremony, a sign of God’s promise. Second Reading:   Philippians 3:17–4:1 Although Paul’s devotion to Christ has caused him to be persecuted, he does not regret the course he has...

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