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May 16, 2021

7th Sunday after Easter

The Journey and the Perspective  And when [Jesus] had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took  him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by  them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why […]

April 18, 2021

3rd Sunday of Easter

God’s Word  44 Then [Jesus] said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that  everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled”.  45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said […]

March 21, 2021

5th Sunday in Lent

Getting our heads around leadership … once more  35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you  to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?”  37 And […]

February 21, 2021

1st Sunday in Lent

Why does it have to be so violent?  9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And  when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit  descending on him like a dove. 11 And a […]

February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

Grace and peace to us from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Reflecting on words Jesus said on the cross – “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34) – let’s pray: Heavenly Father, sanctify  us in your Word, your Word is truth. (Amen.)   Dear Christian Friends, […]

January 17, 2021

2nd Sunday after The Epiphany

‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening!’ 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli. And the word of the LORD was  rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.  2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, […]

December 27, 2020

1st Sunday after Christmas

Jesus – the perceived threat that isn’t  22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to  Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens  the womb shall be called […]

December 20, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent

The Ultimate Mystery – the Finite can Contain the Infinite  25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus  Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now  been disclosed and through the prophetic writings […]

December 13, 2020

The Third Sunday of Advent

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.  23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming […]

December 6, 2020

The Second Sunday of Advent

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and cry to her that her warfare[a] is ended,     that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand     double for all her sins.  3 A voice cries:[b] “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;     make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every […]

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