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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: Second Sunday of Advent

By Lindsey Crittenden

Friday, December 8

Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 The words of today’s readings are familiar to many of us – Isaiah’s promise of comfort and sanctuary; Mark’s leading up to the narrative of Jesus’ ministry with...

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...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

By The Rev. Justin White

Friday, November 17

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 Today’s Scriptures are full of ominous warnings, urging us to be prepared for “the Day of the Lord.” The prophet Zephaniah launches an...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, November 10

Wisdom 3:1-9; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; John 5:24-27 At a recent memorial for North Bay fire victims, Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the audience: “Hope is where it has always been, sitting right between faith and love....

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