Thy Kingdom Come

Readings for the First Sunday in Advent                  Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 One of the ways that Christians prepare to celebrate the first coming of Jesus at Christmas is by also giving heed to his second and final coming. Talking...

Faithful, Strong, and Pure in Heart

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; Mark 7:14-23      The three readings for Sunday call us to obey God’s commandments. A chastened Moses stands at the edge of the Promised Land urging Israel to obey the...

The Bread of Life for the Storms of Life

Readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:17-5:2; John 6:35-51           Many of us woke up this morning to the sight of a great mess – leaves and tree limbs covering the ground, siding and windows broken, gardens gone and crops...

Beautiful Cry of Faith

Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Lamentations 3:22-33; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13-15; Mark 5:21-43           How beautiful is the cry of faith that we hear as we put our ear to Scripture. “The LORD is my portion!” says the prophet Jeremiah (Lam...