HEAL and comfort those we hold in our hearts and those who have asked for our prayers, especially _________. Bring hope to prisoners, refugees, and outsiders. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side… This is the refrain the writer of today’s Psalm (124) makes. “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side… Then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; … Read More
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same … Read More
Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this … Read More
Psalm 17 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, o savior of those who seek refuge from their aversaries at your right hand. Guard me as the apple of the … Read More
Acts 7:30-34 (CEB) Forty years later, an angel appeared to Moses in the flame of a burning bush in the wilderness near Mount Sinai. Enthralled by the sight, Moses approached to get a closer look and he heard the Lord’s voice: ‘ I am the God of your ancestors, the … Read More
John 20:11-18 (Jesus Appears to Mary) I was happy to see that today’s Gospel reading was this story of the empty tomb as we remember Mary Magdalene today. Empty tomb stories remind me that the resurrection isn’t just a story for Easter Sunday, or even just for Sunday for that … Read More
17 Isaiah 65:17-25 (CEB) Look! I’m creating a new heaven and a new earth: past events won’t be remembered; they won’t come to mind.18 Be glad and rejoice forever in what I’m creating, because I’m creating Jerusalem as a joy and her people as a source of gladness.19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad about … Read More