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Scripture Readings July 3, 2022

Posted by on Jun 29, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/3/2022       Summary   FIRST READING: Isaiah 66:10-14 Those who returned from the exile found that the hopes for the glorious restoration of Judah were not completely fulfilled. For these disappointed people, the prophet envisions salvation in the image of a nursing woman. Mother Jerusalem and a mothering God remind the community how they are sustained and supported. SECOND READING: Galatians 6: [1-6] 7-16 In the close of his letter to the Galatians, Paul encourages them...

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Scripture Readings June 26, 2022

Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   June 26, 2022     Summary   FIRST READING: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 In the story preceding today’s reading, the prophet Elijah flees for his life to the security of God’s mountain. There God reveals to Elijah that there are still other faithful people in Israel and commissions him to anoint new leaders, including his own successor, Elisha. SECOND READING:  Galatians 5:1, 13-25 For Paul, the freedom Christ gives is not permission to do whatever we want. It is the...

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Scripture Readings June 19, 2022

Posted by on Jun 15, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   6/19/2022   Summary FIRST READING: Isaiah 65:1-9 The prophet announces God’s impatience. The people’s self-absorption is idolatry, and images of practices that displease God fill this reading. Like a vintner who crushes the grape to release the wine, God will use Israel’s exile to establish a new community of the faithful. SECOND READING:  Galatians 3:23-29 For Paul, baptism is a powerful bond that unites people not only with God but with other believers. Those who call...

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Scripture Reading June 12, 2022

Posted by on Jun 8, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    6/12/2022     Summary FIRST READING: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 In the Bible, wisdom is portrayed in terms sometimes human and sometimes divine. Often, wisdom is personified as feminine. In this passage, Woman Wisdom is depicted not only as the first creation of God, but also as God’s helper, rejoicing in God’s creation, especially in human beings. SECOND READING:  Romans 5:1-5 Paul describes the life of faith with reference to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Even now, we have...

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Scripture Readings June 5, 2022

Posted by on Jun 1, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   6/5/2022      Summary FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-21 Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Now, amid signs of fire, wind, and a variety of languages, the people were amazed and astonished at Jesus’ promise coming true. SECOND READING:  Romans 8:14-17 Here Paul speaks about the mystery of baptism: through the Holy Spirit we are claimed, gathered, and welcomed into Christ’s body, the church. And we receive a new name in...

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Scripture Readings May 29, 2022

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   5/29/2022   Summary   FIRST READING: Acts 16:16-34 Those who had enslaved a girl and used her powers to tell fortunes threw Paul and Silas into jail for ordering the spirit to come out of her and consequently ruining their business. In prison, Paul and Silas bring the good news of the gospel to the jailer and his family. SECOND READING:  Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 The ascended Christ, hidden from our sight, promises to come again. We eagerly pray, “Come, Lord...

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