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How does your garden grow? Food Pantry gets fresh veggies from Schuberts’ farm

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children & Youth Formation There was a time, not so very long ago, when gardens were as common as smart phones are today, and almost everyone grew their own vegetables. Those days are gone, even here in Traverse City where many people are still farmers.  For most of us, visiting …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/23/15 (13th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11,22-30,41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:55-69. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Solomon dedicates the temple, Paul counsels us to put on the whole armor of God, and many of Jesus’ disciples desert him. 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11,22-30,41-43: In last week’s …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/16/15 (12th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Solomon asks God for wisdom, Paul encourages us to live carefully and wisely, and Jesus tells us that those who eat his flesh and drink his blood …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/9/15 (11th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 18:5-9,15,31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35,41-51. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, David mourns the death of his son Absalom, Paul gives us rules for living in Christian Community, and Jesus proclaims, “I am the living bread that came down …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/2/15 (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13 Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Nathan confronts David, Paul teaches how a diverse community can live in unity, and Jesus tells us, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/26/15 (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Great readings this week—from sin to lamentation to  prayer to miracles. 2 Samuel 11:1-15: Our readings for this week and next focus on the story of David and Bathsheba, the story of …

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