Category Archives: Collects and Readings

I Was a Stranger

Yesterday the Gospel text was that well known passage from Matthew 25 about the sheep and the goats and the Lord saying to the sheep (among other things)” I was a stranger and you took me in.” My mind jumped … Continue reading

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Seventy Seven Times?

It’s kind of funny but I’ve had several posts recently about forgiveness, repentance and sacrifice. Then this morning we had the Gospel reading from Matthew 18 where Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother and gets … Continue reading

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Proper 19:Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is Rally Sunday when we start talking about all of the wonderful things we will be doing together during the school year. Yesterday we cleaned up the church and church grounds again, trimming bushes, polishing brass, dusting and so … Continue reading

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Proper 18: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Although it feels like there ought to be a new church season with the change of summer to fall, back to school celebrations and all we are still in Ordinary Time.? As the heat of summer eases and we move … Continue reading

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Proper 16: Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Well, summer is slowly winding down. Temperatures are cooler and we actually got a rain a couple of times so the garden looks a bit happier.? Next week it’s time to pull out the old stuff and put in the … Continue reading

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Proper 15: Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Ordinary Time passes slowly on. At least the weather has cooled somewhat…. Here is the Lectionary Bookmark for this week: And here is the list of readings: Sunday Psalm 118 * Psalm 145 2 Samuel 17:1-23 Galatians 3:6-14 John 5:30-47 … Continue reading

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Proper Fourteen: Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Download the bookmark for proper 14 here: Or use the same listing on the blog: Sunday Psalm 66, 67 * Psalm 19, 46 2 Samuel 13:1-22: Romans 15:1-13 John 3:22-36 Monday Psalm 89:1-18 * Psalm 89:19-52 2 Samuel 13:23-39: Acts … Continue reading

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Safety and Blame

It’s funny the way we usually think of danger as coming from outside ourselves and our group. It must be the “other” that is responsible for harming us, or harming those close to us…and that is often true. I think … Continue reading

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Proper 13: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Ordinary Time is marching on. Only another 16 weeks before Advent…and it’s hot, and tempers are uncertain or just plain grumpy. Find refreshment here.   Sunday Psalm 93, 96 * Psalm 34 2 Samuel 6:12-23: Romans 4:7-12 John 1:43-51   … Continue reading

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Proper 12: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 12: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (closest to July 27) Sunday Psalm 24, 29 Psalm 8, 84 2 Samuel 1:17-27 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 25:31-46 Monday Psalm 56, 57, [58] Psalm 64, 65 2 Samuel 2:1-11 Acts 15:36-16:5 Mark 6:14-29 Tuesday … Continue reading

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