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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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Season of Epiphany:  Week Five   We are on retreat, along with the early disciples, and Jesus. He is taking us beyond the reach of the Mosaic Law and its traditions, into the realm of fulfillment–the righteousness of the kingdom of heaven. We may struggle with this word righteousness, because it may conjure up religious… Read more »

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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This turning to follow Jesus takes us – from time to time – into retreat; into a place apart to be with Jesus, to listen.  We listen to many voices in our world, voices which sound in the world around us, and voices which sound within us. Now we are invited to listen to Jesus…. Read more »

Third Sunday after Epiphany

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Season of Epiphany:  Week Three This side of Eden we are restless, seeking, hoping for something to satisfy us. If we are honest we admit that what we produce, and what we accumulate does bring some measure of satisfaction – but on a deeper level we seek for something more. Even within the church persons… Read more »

Second Sunday after Epiphany

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Our lectionary guide invites us to stay another day or two at the River Jordan, and draws us into the gospel  narrative in John 1:29-42  where John the Baptist is explaining to his followers who Jesus is, and how he came to know this One. “Here is the Lamb of god who takes away the… Read more »

Epiphany

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Epiphany of the Lord:  God shows up among us Season of Epiphany:  Baptism of Jesus In this season of Epiphany—the time of God showing up among us—the lectionary guide leads us into the narrative in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 2:1-12. We find ourselves led to a far-away place, in the east, where wise men–magi–who gaze at… Read more »

Second Sunday After Christmas

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Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to come To be with you, To hear your voice To listen deeply to what you say, To see what you do. By your Spirit help me To hear your voice To see you In Jesus. Amen Second Sunday after Christmas Day Our lectionary guide invites us to pause,… Read more »

First Sunday after Christmas Day

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Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to come To be with you, To hear your voice To listen deeply to what you say, To see what you do. By your Spirit help me To hear your voice To see you In Jesus. Amen First Sunday after Christmas Day Just as today there is war and… Read more »

Third Sunday of Advent

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Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to come To be with you, To hear your voice To listen deeply to what you say, To see what you do. By your Spirit help me To hear your voice To see you In Jesus. Amen Third Sunday of Advent The lectionary readings for this third week of… Read more »

Second Sunday of Advent

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Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to come To be with you, To hear your voice To listen deeply to what you say, To see what you do. By your Spirit help me To hear your voice To see you In Jesus. Amen   Second Sunday of Advent   The lectionary readings for this second… Read more »