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 Sept. 27, 2020

The First Reading, from Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, is a call to repentance, but also a warning that to turn away from the Lord to sin will bring punishment.  In antiquity is was not uncommon that a person’s family could be … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sept. 20, 2020

In the First Reading, Isaiah 55:6-9, we hear the call to return to the Lord, there is still time to repent.  As Isaiah says, let us turn from sin and return to the Lord.  Through Christ we can approach the … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sept 13, 2020

What would you do if someone hurt you very badly, and the actions they took could even cause your death, and you had the opportunity to get back at them?  Would you get revenge, or would you forgive?  That is … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, September 6, 2020

The First Reading is recorded in Ezekiel 33:7-9.  This is a stark passage of the mission call of Ezekiel: he is to warn the sinner to repent, and if he does not, then Ezekiel will be responsible for the sinner’s … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

The First Reading is taken from the prophet Jeremiah, 15:15-21.  In the book of Jeremiah, we read God’s call of Jeremiah to be a prophet, a call Jeremiah answered.  But we also see that the people of Jeremiah’s day did … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Aug. 20, 2020

The First Reading is from Isaiah 51:1-6.  It is a passage filled with hope for the future, that God will accomplish His promises.  As a verification that God will keep His promises, God, speaking through Isaiah, reminds the people of … Continue reading

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Bible readings for August 16, 2020

The First Reading, from Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, continues Isaiah’s words of comfort and hope.  In this passage, Isaiah proclaims the word of the Lord that even the Gentiles (anyone who is not ethnically an Israelite descendant of Abraham) will be … Continue reading

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Bible readings for August 9, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Job 38:4-18, is set in the context of a righteous man, Job, who experiences incredible suffering.  As the book of Job opens, we read that satan, the accuser of God’s people, has challenged Job’s devotion to God, … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, August 2, 2020

The First Reading, from Isaiah 55:1-5, gives words of great hope to a people who are facing exile and hardship.  Notice how God will act on behalf of His people.  Notice also the call of His people to follow His … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, July 26, 2020

The First Reading is recorded in Deuteronomy 7:6-9.  This is a crucial passage in the Old Testament to show the relationship between God and His people: the relationship is based on God’s choice and God’s action, not on the holiness … Continue reading

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