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Third Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Yep! It’s still Easter! Three weeks in and four weeks left to celebrate the resurrection! This week Luke tells us how Jesus appeared among the disciples and opens their minds to understand him as the Messiah. Jesus also shares food with the disciples which calls to mind…

Second Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Our Easter shout continues this week. Easter is a week of weeks (7 Sundays) and acts as a Sunday to the year. Fifty days of easter in a year of about 350 days is about 1/7th of the year. This year during this season we celebrate the…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” Jesus sends a clear message in today’s reading from the Gospel of John: those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will…

Fourth Sunday in Lent

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness to heal the people, this year’s fourth Sunday in Lent has us looking to Jesus lifted…

Third Sunday in Lent

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” This third Sunday in Lent, upon seeing the temple overrun by money changers and by those who would turn it into a marketplace where things are bought and sold, we see Jesus call out the church on their sins by overturning tables and…

Second Sunday in Lent

Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. In the church we are now squarely in the season of Lent, a time of self-reflection, growth (after all Lent comes from an old word that means Spring), and listening to the teachings of Jesus and promises of God. This week we hear from the Gospel…

First Sunday in Lent

Having had a mountaintop experience last Sunday, with bright white lights, feelings of triumph, and display of power, this Sunday can feel like the exact opposite. As we begin our march toward the cross, the retelling of the Passion of Jesus, and our celebration of the resurrection, we may feel like we are wandering in…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus continues his ministry of healing and making people whole in this week’s reading from Mark — raising up Simon’s mother-in-law and a casting out demons from a whole host of people. Our reading from Isaiah this week foretells how the creator of the universe will care for the powerless and we sing about this…