Posts Tagged: City

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/3/14 (8th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Miracle of the Bread and Fish, by Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 - 1647). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jacob wrestles with God, Paul is in anguish that the Israelites have rejected Jesus Christ, and Jesus feeds five thousand. Genesis: In last week’s reading, Jacob married Laban’s daughters, Rachel and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/27/14 (7th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Detail of the Holy Spirit from the National Shrine of the Little Flower, by Nheyob. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Wonderful readings this week—Jacob the trickster gets tricked, our psalmist praises God for his guidance through the law, we read one of the most glorious passages Paul ever wrote, and Jesus tells more parables about… Read more »

Voice of the Vestry: Beacons of faith

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By Mary Merrill Two of Grace’s dearly loved parishioners recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows. If you were present for this worship service, you know how touching the ceremony was. Frank and Joyce Faustman were wed on June 29th, 1944, while the world was at war. The timing of this… Read more »

A holistic approach to stewardship

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By Tammy Devine   I wonder: Might Christ be turning the money tables upside down? I wonder: Is Christ inviting us to steward a deeper relationship with God one where we are listening and attentive to caring and nurturing all that we have been given? Through the waters of baptism we are called to live… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/6/14 (4th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Eliezer and Rebecca by Giambattista Pittoni (1687 - 1767). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we have the story of Isaac and Rebekah, poetry from Song of Solomon instead of a psalm, Paul’s internal conflict between sin and grace, and Jesus’ invitation to find… Read more »