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July 26, 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost “Peace-Full”


FIRST READING           Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his […]

July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost “Joy-Full”


FIRST READING         Isaiah 55:10-13 10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,  and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout,  giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;   it shall not return to […]

July 12, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost “Hope-Full”


FIRST READING         Isaiah 40:28-31 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,  the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary,   and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those […]

June 21, 2020 Third Sunday after Pentecost “Losses and Gains”


FIRST READING           Jeremiah 20:7-13 Jeremiah accuses God of forcing him into a ministry that only brings him contempt and persecution. Yet Jeremiah is confident that God will be a strong protector against his enemies and commits his life into God’s hands.. 7 O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered […]