Barbara Klugh

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/28/16 (The Third Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9. . Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings God calls Moses from a burning bush, Paul warns the Corinthians and us to resist temptation, and Jesus tells us to repent or perish. Exodus 3:1-15: Earlier …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/21/16 (The Second Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God makes a Covenant with Abram, Paul exhorts us to “stand firm in the Lord,” and Jesus grieves for Jerusalem, the city that will destroy him. Genesis 15:1-12, …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/14/16 (The First Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent (literally “springtime”) is the time when we Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days. We are called to contemplate the life of Jesus, his path of service …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/7/16 (The Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43a. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is often known as Transfiguration Sunday because we always read the amazing story of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. Our readings this week inform …

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Take a leap of faith! How high can we go by Leap Day!

By Barbara Klugh At the annual meeting, you, the people of Grace, asked for a special fundraising campaign to restore the most important cuts to the budget. The Vestry listened, and asked the Stewardship Ministry to develop a fundraising campaign as soon as possible.  And now we’re ready to take that “Leap of Faith” and …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/31/16 (The 4th Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings challenge us to think about how would we respond to God’s call, when God is asking us to do something really, really hard. Jeremiah 1:4-10: Jeremiah was born into a …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/24/16 (The 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings celebrate the Word of God as found in the scriptures, in nature, in the body of Christ, and in the identity of Jesus himself. Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/17/16 (The 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Isaiah predicts the restoration and vindication of Israel, Paul discusses spiritual gifts, and Jesus changes water into wine. Isaiah 62:1-5: The Book of Isaiah is commonly divided into …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/10/16 (The 1st Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord)

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings we can grasp the power of the Holy Spirit expressed in different times and circumstances. Epiphany: The word Epiphany comes from the Greek, meaning “to show forth” or …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/3/16 (The Second Sunday after Christmas Day)

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah has a message of hope to God’s people, Paul tells Christians that God chose us for a reason—that we should be holy and blameless in God’s sight, …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/27/15 (The First Sunday after Christmas Day)

by Barbara Klugh Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings we hear a song of thanksgiving to God for the vindication and redemption of God’s people in Jerusalem, Paul teaches us that we become children of God through faith …

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Let us “magnify” the Lord

By Barbara Klugh Stewardship Committee As we know, Grace Church is in the midst of transition even as we prepare to welcome Christ on Christmas. Daniel has moved to his new call, the Rev. Katheryn will be joining her husband Dave in Oregon in a couple of months, and Erika has completed her time at …

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