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Easter 7 Preview

In these days between Ascension (the 40th day after Easter and when we celebrate Jesus’ ascension to Heaven) and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name.…

Easter 6 Preview

Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded the the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table…

Easter 4 Preview

This Sunday is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s…

Easter 3 Preview

This Sunday’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us…

Pentecost 2 Preview

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.”  -Luke 8:39 Our Bible readings for this Sunday point to the ways God frees us from our personal chains. In our Gospel reading from Luke 8:26-39, we read about a man who has lost his identity to the demons that afflict him.…

Rev. Craig Ross
Epiphany 6 Preview

Jesus said to the disciples:  “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times … but I say to you ….” Words that can strike fear in the heart of a Christian.  Jesus speaking about commandments, and reminding us that the standard of behavior may even be higher for us than what…

Rev. Craig Ross
Epiphany 2 Preview

Today’s gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and the one anointed by the Spirit. In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word and meal. We go forth to invite others to come and worship…