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Lectionary Reflection – The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, May 25

Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Our readings today feature folks who aren’t quite sure why they’re there.  The narrator of Isaiah and Jesus’s night visitor Nicodemus are reluctant to come forward and declare themselves,...

Lectionary Reflection – The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

By Carol James

Monday, May 21

Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15; Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Paraclete, the Greek word that our Gospel reading today translates as advocate, has a long theological history and many other synonyms: comforter, counselor, helper.  Its...

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

By Carol James

Friday, February 23

Thanks to everyone who attended the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, January 21.  It’s exciting to come together and remember all that happened during the Year of the Gift, and look forward to...

Lectionary Reflection: The First Sunday after the Epiphany

By Carol James

Friday, January 5

Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 It’s not hard to see why people in early Palestinian cultures would view water as a deeply holy substance: life-giving, purifying, primal and revered. Our reading from...

Lectionary Reflection: The First Sunday after Christmas

By Carol James

Friday, December 29

Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 It’s an odd time of year to be looking for hope and new beginnings. A little bedraggled from the stresses of the festive season, we stumble across the...

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