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, July 5, 2020

The First Reading, recorded in Zechariah 9:9-12, is a passage we hear quoted in the Gospels as Jesus is riding the donkey into Jerusalem to begin Holy Week, we call it the Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem.  Notice the theme of … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, June 28, 2020

The First Reading is Jeremiah 28:5-9.  This passage exemplifies the problem of true and false prophecy, and to a larger extent true and false teaching.  Obviously, this is not a new problem: true and false teaching and theology was a … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, June 21, 2020

The First Reading is recorded in Jeremiah 20:7-13.  This is a confusing passage to wade through; the prophet Jeremiah is complaining to God because he is facing persecution and hardship from the enemies of the Lord; Jeremiah didn’t expect this … Continue reading

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Bible readings for June 14, 2020

We are now entering into the longest season of the Church year, the season of Pentecost, when we look closely at Jesus’ earthly ministry, and of God’s actions throughout the Bible. The First Reading is recorded in Exodus 19:2-8a.  This … Continue reading

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Bible readings for June 7, 2020

Today is Holy Trinity Sunday, the Sunday when we emphasize that the God we worship and follow is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This is difficult for us to understand, but with God all things … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 31, 2020

This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost.  Symbols used for the Day of Pentecost include doves because the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus as a dove at His Baptism.  Also flames or tongues of fire are used as a reminder … Continue reading

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Bible readings for May 24, 2020

With this Sunday we come to the end of the Easter season, often called a Week of Weeks, because it lasts 7 weeks, a complete number in the Bible.  And the Easter season is always a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. … Continue reading

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Bible readings for May, 17, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Acts 17:16-31, shows the place of Christianity in relationship to the other religions of the world. Paul is in Athens, a very religious city, and Paul takes the opportunity to proclaim Jesus’ resurrection even though his hearers … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, May 10, 2020

The First Reading, Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60, shows us that all of us have a place of service in the Church/the Body of Christ. We see that the ministry of the apostles was to devote themselves to prayer and the … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 3, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Acts 2:42-47, immediately follows the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, and the addition of about 3,000 new believers in Jesus.  Notice how they lived: they devoted themselves to four things: the apostles’ … Continue reading

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