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 Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/7/14 (Second Sunday of Advent)

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By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Isaiah offers words of hope and forgiveness, Peter tells us how to live until Jesus comes again, and we are introduced to John the Baptist in Mark’s gospel. Isaiah: This… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/30/14 (First Sunday of Advent)

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Christ in Glory, by Annibale Carracci (1560 -1609). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Lectionary Year B: This Sunday we begin Year B in our three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) cycle, which focuses on the gospel of Mark. A lectionary is simply the list of assigned readings throughout… Read more »

Budget approved at Special Diocesan Convention

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By Helen Hankins and Irene Cotter For a number of years, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan has held its annual convention in May. This year was no exception and Grace Traverse City was blessed to have served as host. On November 1, as your delegates,we also took part in a second and Special Diocesan… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/23/14 (Christ the King Sunday)

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By Giovanni Antonio Sogliani (1531). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Christ the King: This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, known as Christ the King Sunday. Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925 to remind Christians that our… Read more »

Giving thanks

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By The Rev. Daniel P. Richards Giving thanks is primary, a first act. It is so basic that it determines everything else in our lives, our personalities, our relationships to God, others, even ourselves. When someone is shaped by a primary gratitude, that is they are given to realizing that whatever comes their way is… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/9/14 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost)

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Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, by William Blake (1757 - 1827). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In our readings for this coming weekend, Joshua renews the covenant, Paul writes about the Rapture, and Jesus tells us to be prepared. Joshua: Our reading this week is about the renewal of the… Read more »