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April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday

By Connie Schnapf | April 9, 2020 |

Reading: John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, “They have taken…

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April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

By Connie Schnapf | April 2, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 26:14-27:66 Read the whole today’s Gospel reading here. From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”Some of the bystanders who heard it…

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March 29, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | March 26, 2020 |

Reading: John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 The sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha…

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March 22, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | March 19, 2020 |

Reading: John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and…

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March 15, 2020: Third Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | March 12, 2020 |

Reading: John 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar,near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus…

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March 8, 2020: Second Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | March 5, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter…

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March 1, 2020: First Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | February 27, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He…

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February 23, 2020: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Linda McMahon | February 20, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 5:38-48 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.If anyone wants to go to law with…

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February 16, 2020: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Linda McMahon | February 13, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37 (shorter version) Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, you shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to…

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February 9, 2020: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Linda McMahon | February 6, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain…

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February 2, 2020: Feast of Presentation of the Lord

By Linda McMahon | January 30, 2020 |

Reading: Luke 2:22-40 When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord, and…

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January 26, 2020: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 23, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 4:18-22 (taken from “The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version”) Then walking by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea — for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make…

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