For July 31 (Proper 13, Year C)

Colossians 3:1-11 (online here); Luke 12:13-21 (online here) “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,” “Put to death … whatever in you is earthly,” “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”  [...]

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For July 24 (Proper 12, Year C)

Luke 11:1-13 (online here) Do you ever wonder about prayer? Well … duh! I’ve never met anybody who didn’twonder about prayer. I mean, just what does it do? Sure, sometimes good things happen for people who pray, but so do bad things. [...]

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For July 17 (Proper 11, Year C)

Luke 10:38-42 I have a friend who these days teaches religion at one of the “Little Ivy League” colleges. He’s a bit embarrassed to recall how enthusiastic he was back in the days of the Jesus Movement—you know, that time in the [...]

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For July 10 (Proper 10, Year C)

Luke 10:25-37 Don’t you wish the rest of the Bible focused on love as much as today’s Gospel lesson? You can read passage after passage, or just try listening to the readings on Sunday morning, and more often than not you wind [...]

By |2022-07-04T06:49:44+00:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Notes on Weekly Readings|Comments Off on For July 10 (Proper 10, Year C)

For July 3 (Proper 9, Year C)

Isaiah 66:1-14 “Thus says our God … As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” I speak to you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, Mother of us all. A couple of weeks [...]

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For June 26 (Proper 8, Year C)

Galatians 5:13-15; 22-23: “You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: love your [...]

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For June 19 (Proper 7, Year C)

Galatians 3:23-29 (online here); Luke 8:26-39 (online here) Back in Jesus’ time, if you found yourself pulled apart by forces beyond anybody’s control, you might call those forces demons and turn to an exorcist for treatment. Nowadays, we call these forces moods and [...]

By |2022-06-12T09:13:07+00:00June 12th, 2022|Categories: Notes on Weekly Readings|Comments Off on For June 19 (Proper 7, Year C)

For June 12 (Trinity Sunday, Year C)

Readings online here. In all my years as a campus chaplain, I’ve been free to do a lot of supplying in other parishes, both Episcopalian and Lutheran, because no campus ministry is so foolish as to try having a service for college [...]

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For June 5 (Pentecost, Year C)

Acts 2:1-21 Who knows what to do with the Holy Spirit? Mystery writer Dorothy Sayers once wrote a tongue-in-cheek catechism back in the 1940s, where she tried to imagine what typical members of the Church of England might answer if they were [...]

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For May 29 (Easter 7, Year C)

John 17:20-26 Jesus prayed to God that all his followers “may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one.” He was not praying for an end to all our differences.  The [...]

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