Bible readings for May 23, 2021

Happy Birthday!  A greeting we like to hear.  This greeting is appropriate because Pentecost Sunday is considered to be the birthday of the church!  Pentecost occurs 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus, and is the day when the Holy … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 16, 2021

This Sunday completes the seven Sundays of Easter, but the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection never ends, each Sunday in worship is a celebration of His resurrection as we gather to worship God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as we hear … Continue reading

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Bible readings for May 9, 2021

Today’s First Reading, Acts 10:34-48, is the account of the spread of the Gospel to the Gentiles (Gentiles are those who are not Jewish).  The context is that Peter has been summoned, and sent by God, to the home of … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 2, 2021

The First Reading is recorded in Acts 8:26-40.  In this passage we see the Gospel of Jesus being extended to an Ethiopian convert to Judaism, a court official, a high government official in Ethiopia.  Notice that the man had a … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 25, 2021

We are well into the Easter season, which is seven weeks and seven Sundays of joy that Jesus is risen, and that He reconciles us to God and to each other.  Let us rejoice!  The Fourth Sunday of Easter is … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 18, 2021

During the seven Sundays of Easter most of the First Readings come from the book of Acts; today is no exception.  The First Reading is recorded in Acts 3:11-21.  The context is that Peter and John were on their way … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday April 19, 2020

The First Reading, Acts 5:29-42, is increasingly relevant to our world today – the Gospel of Jesus is increasingly being resisted by many in our world, and we are put in the position of who we will obey, God or … Continue reading

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Announcements for the week of March 15, 2020

THANK YOU! Thank you to all who surrounded us with your support, love, help, cards, food, help with the meal, and all your acts of kindness as we grieve the loss of Jeff. You are truly a blessing. – Lisa … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 11, 2021

The First Reading is recorded in Acts 4:32-35.  We see what life was like early in the history of the Church – they took care of each other.  The resurrection of Jesus made such an impact on each person that … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 4, 2021

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia! As the people of God, we have the greatest message in which to rejoice!  Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has defeated sin, death, and the devil in His death and resurrection, … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 28, 2021

This Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday, and the readings reflect that emphasis.  The Readings begin with the Processional Gospel, John 12:12-19.  This is the evangelist John’s account of the Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem the week before the crucifixion.  Listen … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 21, 2021

The First Reading for the Fifth Sunday in Lent is recorded in Jeremiah 31:31-34.  This is a passage we also read on Reformation Sunday each year.  The prophet Jeremiah spoke to a rebellious and sinful people; people who had turned … Continue reading

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