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“Abide With Me”

May 2, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is John 15:1-8. -o0o- [Jesus said:] 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already … Continue reading

“All Are Welcome to Graze Here”

April 25, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter The text is John 10:11-18.   -o0o- [Jesus said:] 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep … Continue reading

“Can I Get a Witness?”

April 18, 2021 Third Sunday of Easter The text is Luke 24: 36b-48. -o0o- 3 6While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are … Continue reading

“It’s Not That Far to Galilee, After All”

April 4, 2021 Resurrection of Our Lord The text is Mark 16:1-8. -o0o- 1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, … Continue reading

“Do as I Have Done”

April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday The text is John 13:1-17, 31b-35.   -o0o- 1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The … Continue reading

“Come, See, and Follow”

March 21, 2021 Fifth Sunday in Lent The text is John 12: 20-33. -o0o- 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told … Continue reading

“Can I Get a Lift?”

March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent The text is John 3:14-21. -o0o- [Jesus said:] 14 “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.   16 “For God so loved the world that he … Continue reading

“Full Metal Granny”

March 7, 2021 Third Sunday in Lent The text is John 2: 13-22. -o0o- 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he … Continue reading

“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


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