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December 2021 – January 2022

Joy to the World, the Lord is come.  Let earth receive her King!  There it is!  No truer Christian statement has ever been made!  I ended my December (2012) “Pastor’s Corner” with:  Giving birth takes nine months.  Can we give four weeks to give birth to New Hope?  Slow down, wonder and dream, make room for God to Break In … Continue reading December 2021 – January 2022

Lectionary December 2020 – January 2021

December 20 Advent 42 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 / Luke 1:46b-55 (The Magnificat)Romans 16:25-27 / Luke 1:26-38December 24 Christmas EveIsaiah 9:27- / Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14 / Luke 2:1-20December 27 ChristmastideIsaiah 61:10-62:3 / Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7 / Luke 2:22-40December 31 Watch Night / New Year's EveEcclesiastes 3:1-13 / Psalm 8Revelation 21:1-6a / Matthew 25:31-46JANUARY 3, 2021 Epiphany … Continue reading Lectionary December 2020 – January 2021

Lectionary Scriptures: September 2020

6th: Pentecost 14 (Communion) | Green/Teal Exodus 12:1-14          Psalm 149Romans 13:8-14          Matthew 18:15-2013th: Pentecost 15 | Green/Teal Exodus 14:19-31          Psalm 114Romans 14:1-12          Matthew 18:21-3514th: Holy CrossNumbers 21:4b-9          Psalm 98:1-51 Corinthians 1:18-24     John 3:13-1720th: Pentecost 16 … Continue reading Lectionary Scriptures: September 2020

Lectionary Scriptures: August 2020

2nd: Pentecost 9 (Communion) | Green/Teal Genesis 32:22-31Psalms 17:1-7, 15Romans 9:1-5Matthew 14:13-21 9th: Pentecost 10 | Green/Teal Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28Psalms 105:1-6, 16-22Romans 10:5-15Matthew 14:22-3316th: Pentecost 11| Green/Teal Genesis 45:1-15          Psalms 133Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:10-20, 21-2823rd: Pentecost 12 | Green/Teal Exodus 1:8-2:10          Psalms 124Romans 12:1-8         … Continue reading Lectionary Scriptures: August 2020

Theological Statement on Returning to In-Person Worship

From the Reentry Committee These are unique times. We remain steadfast as an intentional, worshipping community. We re-avow in Christian love our commitment to care for others as we would ourselves (Mt 10:1; Mt 22:39; Mk 12:31).  In Hebrews 10:24-25 Paul says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and … Continue reading Theological Statement on Returning to In-Person Worship

Lectionary Scriptures: July 2020

5th: Pentecost 5 (Communion) | Green/Teal Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalms 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 12th: Pentecost 6 | Green/Teal Genesis 25:19-34 Psalms 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 19th: Pentecost 7 | Green/Teal Genesis 28:10-19a Psalms 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:112-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 26th: Pentecost 8 | Green/Teal Genesis 28:10-19a Psalms 139:1-12, … Continue reading Lectionary Scriptures: July 2020