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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 […]

November 29, 2020

The First Sunday of Advent

33 “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 Therefore 4 keep watch because you do […]

November 22, 2020

The Last Sunday of the Church Year

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on […]

November 15, 2020

24th Sunday after Pentecost

[Jesus said] “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once […]

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