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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....

Lectionary Reflection: All Saints’ Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, November 3

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.” Our reading from the first letter of John offers us...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, October 27

Leviticus 19:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46 In our readings today, God’s call to us seems so simple: love each other and love God. It’s core to who we are that we...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

By Peter Grace

Friday, October 20

Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 Today’s readings encompass two very different emperors: Cyrus, God’s instrument in liberating and repatriating the exiled Jews, and Tiberius, whose image is inscribed on the coinage...

Lectionary Reflection: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Benjamin Miralles

Friday, October 13

Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23, Phil. 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Rejoice in the LORD, always; again, I will say, Rejoice! One common thread one finds in today’s readings is the disposition of being joyful. In Paul’s letter...

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