Pointing Fingers, Opened Arms

Sunday, September 2, 2018 Lectionary 22 Introduction Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last...

An End to Begin With

  Sunday, August 26, 2018 Lectionary 21 Prayer of the Day Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus...

Satisfied Sojourners

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Lectionary 19 Prayer of the Day Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may...

Enough Is Enough

Sunday, August 5, 2018 Lectionary 18 Prayer of the Day O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior...

A Feast in the Field for Today

Sunday, July 29, 2018 Lectionary 17 Prayer of the Day Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth. Grant that we may know your Son to be the true bread of heaven and share this bread with all...

Resurrecting Mary of Magdala

Sunday, July 22, 2018 Mary Magdalene, Apostle Prayer of the Day Almighty God, your Son first entrusted the apostle Mary Magdalene with the joyful news of his resurrection. Following the example of her witness, may we proclaim Christ as our living Lord and one day see...

Powerless, Hopeless, Defeated

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Lectionary 13 Prayer of the Day Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and...

Growing a Home for All

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Lectionary 11 Introduction The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed....

Come Out of Ancient Hiding

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Lectionary 10  Prayer of the Day All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and...

Theology Vs. Faith

Sunday, May 27, 2018 The Holy Trinity Introduction When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul’s words today. When...

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