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Tumbling in the Sand

Seeking

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2016 are:  Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; and Luke 15:1-10 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

On feeling overwhelmed

The texts for Sunday, July 10, 2016 are: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; and Luke 10:25-37 “Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

What kind of love?

The texts for Sunday, May 3, 2015: Acts 8:26–40; Psalm 22:25–31; 1 John 4:7–21; and John 15:1–8 “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

We wish to see Jesus

The texts for Sunday, March 22, 2015: Jeremiah 31:31–34; Psalm 51:1–12; Hebrews 5:5–10; and John 12:20–33 “They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dusting off some Words

The texts for Sunday, March 15, 2015: Numbers 21:4–9; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Ephesians 2:1–10; and John 3:14–21 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saved by the flood

The texts for Sunday, February 22, 2014 (Lent 1B): Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and Mark 1:9-15 “And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you — not as a removal of dirt from … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kings and Prophets

The texts for Sunday, February 15, 2014 (Transfiguration Sunday):  2 Kings 2:1–12; Psalm 50:1–6; 2 Corinthians 4:3–6; and Mark 9:2–9 “Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The great grace of work

The texts for Sunday 21, 2014 (Pentecost 14A): Jonah 3:10–4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; and Matthew 20:1-16. ” And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Believing

The texts for Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Holy Cross Day):  Numbers 21:4b–9; Psalm 98:1–4; 1 Corinthians 1:18–24; and John 3:13–17 . “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking Love

The texts for Sunday, September 7th, 2014:  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; and Matthew 18:15-20 . “So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fullness of God

The texts for Sunday, November 24, 2013 (Christ the King Sunday or the Reign of Christ):  Jeremiah 23:1–6; Psalm 46 (though, we’re using the semi-continuous option for the psalm: Luke 1:68–79); Colossians 1:11–20; … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

We (Will) Rise

The texts for Sunday, November 10, 2013 (Lectionary 32): Job 19:23–27a; Psalm 17:1–9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17; and Luke 20:27–38. “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blessed is the dust…

The texts for Sunday, November 3, 2013 (All Saints, Year C): Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; and Luke 6:20–31 . “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Praying for Everyone?

The texts for Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Lectionary 25 C): Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; and Luke 16:1–13 . “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclamation Grace

The texts for Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Lectionary 24C):  Exodus 32:7–14; Psalm 51:1–10; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; and Luke 15:1–10. “Create in me a clean heart, O God,  and renew a right spirit within me.” – … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free to Move

The texts for Sunday, August 25, 2013 (Lectionary 21C): Isaiah 58:9b–14; Psalm 103:1–8; Hebrews 12:18–29; and Luke 13:10–17 “And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Direction Faith Looks

The texts for Sunday, August 11,2013 (Lectionary 19 C):  Genesis 15:1–6; Psalm 33:12–22; Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16; and Luke 12:32–40 “[God] brought [Abram] outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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