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Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 23, 2020   First Reading:   Exodus 24:12-18 At Mount Sinai, Moses experienced the presence of God for forty days and forty nights. The “glory of the Lord” settled on the mountain and on the seventh day God called out to Moses. On the mountain God gave Moses the stone tablets inscribed with the ten commandments. Second Reading:   2 Peter 1:16-21 At the transfiguration, God’s voice was heard, declaring Jesus to be the beloved Son. By the activity of the Holy...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 16, 2020   First Reading:   Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The Lord sets before the people of God a clear choice. Life and prosperity will come to the faithful; loss of the land will be the consequence of disobedience. Choosing life entails loving and holding fast to the Lord. Life in God’s presence presupposes the promise made to the ancestors. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Human leaders in the church are not the ones who control ministry. Rather they are fellow...

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

Sunday   February 9, 2020   First Reading:  Isaiah 58:1-9a[9b-12] Shortly after the return of Israel from exile in Babylon, the people were troubled by the ineffectiveness of their fasts. God reminds them that outward observance is no substitute for genuine fasting that results in acts of justice, such as feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and clothing the naked. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16] Though people such as the Corinthians are enamored with human...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 2, 2020   First Reading:  Micah 6:1-8 With the mountains and the foundations of the earth as the jury, God brings a lawsuit against Israel. God has “wearied” Israel with a long history of saving acts. God does not want or expect lavish sacrifices to attempt to earn divine favor. Rather God empowers the people to do justice, to love loyalty to God, and to walk shrewdly in God’s service. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 1:18-31 According to the world’s standards...

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Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   January 26, 2020   First Reading:   Isaiah 9:1-4 The people in the northern parts of Israel have experienced “gloom” and “darkness” because of the destruction wrought by Assyrian military forces. To these people, the prophet announces the shining of a great light of salvation. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Paul calls on the Corinthians to end their dissensions and share the unified outlook of the gospel. Discord arises when we forget that we belong not to...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   January 19, 2020   First Reading:   Isaiah 49:1-7 Here the servant Israel speaks for herself and acknowledges herself as God’s secret weapon. Called before her birth like Jeremiah and John the Baptist, the servant is not only to restore Israel itself. The servant’s ultimate assignment is to bring news of God’s victory to the ends of the earth. God in faithfulness has chosen Israel for this task. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Though God’s church in Corinth is...

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