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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...

Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent

By Carol James

Friday, December 15

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Many scholars believe that Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians was among the earliest preserved writings of the new Christian community. The community of believers in...

Lectionary Reflection: First Sunday of Advent

By Carol James

Friday, December 1

Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 Keep awake.   Our readings today vividly remind us that waiting for God’s transformative power to break in our world is not a safe or...

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