Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020

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For this Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. We see how people respond to the order to wear face masks during this pandemic. We notice how people treat people who are different than them. Racism raises its […]

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

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For this  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship.  The path of discipleship challenges us who follow Jesus. The seed of God’s word is planted in us. God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5, 2020

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For this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. We question and wrestle with the demands and commandments of being disciples of Jesus. Simultaneously, Jesus offers us mercy and grace as a […]

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

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For this Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. Jesus points out to his disciples that when people welcome them, they welcome Jesus. We’re reminded that the disciple who gives a cup […]

Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 21, 2020

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For this Third Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. Jesus speaks to his disciples and points out that the path of discipleship won’t be easy. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need […]

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 14, 2020

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For this  Second Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus is on the road sharing the good news of the kingdom and healing people. Jesus also sends his disciples out to do likewise, very much like laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too […]

Holy Trinity Sunday – June 7, 2020

For this First Sunday after Pentecost, we remember the ways we experience God as The Holy Trinity. We experience God in many ways and a way describes God’s relationship with us is through the Trinity. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we experience the God of creation made known […]

Day of Pentecost – May 31, 2020

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For this Day of Pentecost, we, the church, proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. So today, we recall the story of the first Pentecost Day, when the Holy Spirit arrived in rushing wind […]

Seventh Sunday of Easter May 24, 2020

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For this Seventh Sunday of Easter, we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today, we hear Jesus pray for his disciples, and therefore, us and our mission. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17, 2020

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For this Sixth Sunday of Easter, we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today, we hear Jesus speak to the disciples and us that he will give us an Advocate, who will be like Jesus. This is the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to […]