Barbara Klugh

Continue the great chain of leadership

As we look forward to celebrating our 150th anniversary, we give thanks for the more than a thousand individuals who have guided Grace Church over the generations. Now maybe God is calling you to continue the great chain of Grace leadership. Nominations are open for the Vestry, Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates, and next year’s …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/30/16 (The 24th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Habakkuk urges patience because justice will prevail in the end, Paul and his companions send greetings to the church in Thessalonica, and Jesus calls Zacchaeus to come down …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/23/16 (The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Joel prophesies God’s forgiveness and restoration after the terrible plague of locusts, Paul reflects on his life and death in his letter to Timothy, and in the parable of the …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/16/16 (The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In our reading from the Book of Jeremiah, God promises a new covenant, the only reference to it in the OT. The other readings demonstrate how our persevering faith allows us to live into …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/9/16 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah offers encouragement to the exiles in Babylon, Paul urges Timothy to remember two basic tenets of the Christian faith, and although Jesus healed ten lepers, only one returned with …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/2/16 (The 20th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, we disciples experience the full range of human emotions—from total despair and hopelessness to faith and trust in God’s power and sustaining presence. Lamentations 1:1-6: Lamentations is a heartbreaking book …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/25/16 (The 19th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings,  Jeremiah offers hope for the future, Paul instructs Timothy and us about the proper Christian attitude regarding wealth, and Jesus tells a parable about the eternal consequences of greed. Jeremiah …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/18/16 (The 18th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah grieves for his people, Paul tells us to pray for everyone, and Jesus challenges us to choose who—or what we will serve. Jeremiah 8:18-9:1: Our reading this week is …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/11/16 (The 17th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah announces God’s drastic judgment, Paul is jubilant and humbled by God’s forgiveness, and Jesus tells us what makes the heavens rejoice. Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28: This week’s reading is a …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/4/16 (The 16th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah warns the house of Israel to turn away from their evil ways, Paul writes a personal letter regarding the return of a slave to his master, and Jesus defines …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/28/16 (The 15th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16; Luke 14:1,7-14. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jesus, Jeremiah, and the author of Hebrews seemed especially inspired by the Spirit. It’s interesting that the root of the word “inspire” means to breathe, to blow upon—and we can …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/21/16 (The 14th Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah answers God’s call to become a prophet despite his feelings of inadequacy, the author of Hebrews tells how the gospel of Jesus has ushered in a new approach to God, …

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