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November 3, 2019 All Saints Sunday “Holy Ones”


FIRST READING    Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 1 In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the dream: 2 I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea, 3 […]

October 20, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost “Justice for All”


FIRST READING                                                                                                                         Genesis 32:22-31 22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24 Jacob was left alone; and […]

October 13, 2019 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost “Open Borders”


FIRST READING                                                                                                   2nd Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c 1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. 2 Now the Arameans on one […]

October 6, 2019 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost “Tired of Waiting”


FIRST READING                                                                                                                       Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence […]

September 29, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost “Life That Really Is Life”


FIRST READING                                                                                                                Amos 6:1a, 4-7 1 Alas for those who are at ease in Zion, and for those who feel secure on Mount Samaria, 4 Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory, and lounge on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the stall; 5 who sing […]

September 22, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost “Competing Values”


FIRST READING                                                                                                                      Amos 8:4-7 4 Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, 5 saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the […]