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“Conflict Resolution”

February 28, 2021 Second Sunday in Lent The text is Mark 8: 31-38. -o0o- 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all … Continue reading

“A Promise Kept”

February 21, 2021 First Sunday in Lent The text is Mark 1: 9-15. -o0o- 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like … Continue reading

“It’s Been A Long Lent”

February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday The text is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. -o0o- (Jesus said), 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the … Continue reading

“Let’s Go!”

February 7, 2021 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Mark 1:29-39. -o0o- 2 9As soon as [Jesus and the disciples] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 3 … Continue reading

“By Whose Authority?”

January 31, 2021 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Mark 1:21-28. -o0o- 21 [Jesus and his disciples] went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there … Continue reading

“Repent, Believe, Follow”

January 24, 2021 Third Sunday after Epiphany The text is Mark 1:14-20 -oOo- 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed … Continue reading

“Come And See”

January 17, 2021 Second Sunday after Epiphany The text is John1:43-51. –oOo– 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him … Continue reading

“Ready, Set, Go!”

January 10, 2021 Baptism of Our Lord The text is Mark 1:4-11 -o0o- 4 John the Baptizer was in the desert telling people about a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 All Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went to him. As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 6 John was … Continue reading

“Three? Wise? Men?”

January 3, 2021 Epiphany of Our Lord The text is Matthew 2:1-12. -oOo- 1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Continue reading

“Go In Peace”

December 27, 2020 First Sunday of Christmas The text is Luke 2:22-40. -oOo- 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy … Continue reading


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