Readings for Sunday May 6, 2018

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 10:44-48 Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6 Gospel: John 15:9-17 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

We continue this Sunday, to reflect on how it is that we find life and strength and JOY in Jesus, our risen savior, teacher and friend. Again we hear the invitation to ABIDE in God’s love. We often speak about the love of God and how central faith is to our lives, but...

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WE ARE A PRAYING PEOPLE

Please be in prayer today for the following: All affected by the earthquake on the Iraq/Iran border.  The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people-fleeing their homeland in Myanmar.  the UN is calling their crisis the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than half a million have fled the destruction of...

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Readings for Sunday April 29, 2018

Sunday April 29, 2018          Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 8:26-40 Second Reading: 1 John 4:7-21 Gospel: John 15:1-8 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

This Sunday, even though we are still in the Easter season, our gospel lesson takes us back in time to when Jesus, prior to his arrest and crucifixion, is teaching his disciples about the relationship between God and Jesus and God and all of us.  The vine and the branches are an...

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Readings for Sunday April 22, 2018

Sunday April 22, 2018          Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 4:5-12 Second Reading: 1 John 3:16-24 Gospel: John 10:11-18 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

We call it Good Shepherd Sunday. Each year, in the season of Easter, we read several of the scriptures that depict Jesus as the one who cares for the people of God, represented by sheep. The shepherd imagery can be found in many places; Sunday we hear from the Gospel...

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Readings for Sunday April 15, 2018 

Readings for this Sunday First Reading: Acts 3:12-19 Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-7 Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 (New feature: Click the verse to read it now.) The gospel for the thirdSunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

Resurrection comes in many shapes and sizes. Have you been aware this week of signs of God bringing Resurrection power into the world? Where have you witnessed to the power of God to bring new life, where there once was death or suffering or despair? Maybe in yourself as well...

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