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May 31, 2020 Day of Pentecost “Spirit-Filled”

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FIRST READING       Acts  2:1-21 Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. Luke portrays the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the disciples before the gathered and astonished people assembled in Jerusalem for the festival. Filled with the Spirit, the disciples were able to witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection. […]

May 24, 2020 Seventh Sunday of Easter “He Lives in You”

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FIRST READING        Acts 1:6-14 Today’s reading is part of the introduction to the narrative of the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost. These verses tell of the risen Lord’s conversation with his disciples on the eve of his ascension, in which he promises that they will receive the power of the Holy Spirit. 6 So when […]

May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter “Spirit of Accompaniment”

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FIRST READING      Acts 17:22-31 In Athens, Paul faces the challenge of proclaiming the gospel to Greeks who know nothing of either Jewish or Christian tradition. He proclaims that the “unknown god” whom they worship is the true Lord of heaven and earth who will judge the world with justice through Jesus, whom God has raised from […]

May 3, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Easter “We’re Still the Church”

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FIRST READING      Acts  2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions […]