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First Sunday After Pentecost Year A Readings: Genesis 1:1–2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 Wheel of Water Grass emerges from the winter snow. Blades lengthen. Flowers grow. Trees in the wind sway and sough. The summer of life … Continue reading

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Day of Pentecost Year A Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 You Don’t Need To Be a Superhero No, we are not characters in comic books,in movies, or in video gamesin which the superheroes crack … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 [tanka] the blacktop roadcomes to an end hereat the edgeof the wilderness…I am not afraid [tanka] looking ahead to the pastremembering the … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Perennial Philosophy Streaming from the prism between the people and Godare seven point seven billion slivers of light.A stunning diversity of color is flowing … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 Mettle Our first martyr defied the Fates. Stephen was not resigned and broken. Stephen faced his trial unbroken. He stood in the docket … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Job Posting: Shepherd We have an opening for a shepherd of human beings. Are you tough enough for the task? People are not that … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 You Have Been Born Anew Deep grasses choke the broad path we used to walk;our past is lost in a seamless field … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter Year A Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 Thomas the Twin Faith is trust in the things you cannot see.Love is service to the least who are plain to see. Faith … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Year A Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Luke 24:13-49 Ordinary Their eyes were opened with the breaking of bread, an ordinary loaf in an ordinary home. Until that moment, Cleopas and his companion only knew … Continue reading

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