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Lord, Teach Us How to Pray, Proper 12 (C)

[RCL] Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19); Luke 11: 1-13 Lord, teach us how to pray. “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” This is the Lord’s Prayer as found in the gospel of Luke. Prayer. What can one find to say about prayer in an environment where it … [Read More...]

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Bulletin Insert: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Albert John Luthuli was a South African tribal chief, teacher, activist, and politician who provided inspiration and leadership for more than 10 million black South Africans in the nonviolent campaign for freedom from apartheid. Chief Luthuli was born in Zimbabwe, the son of a translator and Seventh Day Adventist mission worker, John Bunyan … [Read More...]

Pentecost/Ordinary Time

Great Cloud of Witnesses, Proper 15 (C)

[RCL] Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56 In today’s Epistle lesson, the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews encourages us to persevere in our life of faith, no matter what difficulties we face. "Since we are s … [Read More...]

Transforming Our Vision, Proper 14 (C)

In June 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett announced a new charity initiative for billionaires: the Giving Pledge. So far, Gates and Buffett have received pledges from 137 billionaires from around the world who have pledged to donate at least half … [Read More...]

Listen to Love, Proper 14 (C)

[RCL]  Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 There once was a wise communications professor who had her students engage in an observation exercise. She handed out a picture of an elderly man sitting on some … [Read More...]

Rich Toward God, Proper 13 (C)

[RCL] Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Right now in the world there is lots of tension on the issues of income and wealth inequality. I am not an economist or social scientist so I will not get into … [Read More...]


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Bible Study

Bible Study, Proper 15 (C) – August 14, 2016

[RCL] Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56 Isaiah 5:1-7 Isaiah’s poetic lament is a … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 14 (C) – August 7, 2016

[RCL] Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Like the … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 13 (C) – July 31, 2016

[RCL] Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Hosea 11:1-11 It is striking to see the … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 12 (C) – July 24, 2016

[RCL] Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19); Luke 11:1-13 Hosea 1:2-10 These verses from the first ch … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Proper 11 (C) – July 17, 2016

[RCL] Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 In this section of Amos we hear an account of … [Read More...]

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