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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/22/15 (First Sunday in Lent)

By Barbara Klugh  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 2:1-9; 2 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent: Ash Wednesday—this year on February 18—is the first day of the season of Lent.It is the time when Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days to prepare …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/8/15 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s reading have to do with God’s creative power and compassion—as our Creator, in the words of the prophet, in the calling of Paul to share the Gospel, and as …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/1/15 (Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings have to do with the question of who speaks with authority on behalf of God. Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible, and the last of …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/25/15 (Third Sunday after the Epiphany)

By Barbara Klugh Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings are about deciding how we want to live our lives. Will we go the way of our egos and run away from God or submit to God’s plan …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/11/15 (First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week we have especially rich readings. We hear about the very beginning of creation, Paul performs a second baptism to “incomplete” Christians, and Jesus himself is baptized by John. Epiphany: The word …

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

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 …

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