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Epiphany 5/Ordinary Time 5 -- Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2006
(For an alternative approach to vv. 12-20, see Christmas 2, Cycle A.)
Proper 27/Pentecost 25/Ordinary Time 32 -- Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2006
Psalm 145 is known not so much in its entirety, but piecemeal, by those who are familiar with Christ
Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day Forgiving requires a very special sort of forgetting.
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 -- Psalm 14 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 2006
(See Proper 19/Pentecost 17/Ordinary Time 24, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)
Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Carlos Wilton -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
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Advent 3 -- Psalm 146:5-10 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2006
(See Proper 26/Pentecost 24/Ordinary Time 31, Cycle B, for an alternative approach.)
Proper 13/Pentecost 11/Ordinary Time 18 -- Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2006
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Epiphany 5/Ordinary Time 5 -- Psalm 138 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
Attempting to use mere language to discuss and describe the workings of God is not an easy task.
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Easter, Years B and C, for alternative approac
Proper 25 / Ordinary Time 30 -- Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2006
Psalm 90 is a prayer, expressing gratitude for God's abiding presence in the face of the transient a
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day, Cycle
Epiphany 6/Ordinary Time 6 -- Psalm 30 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 2006
(For alternative approaches, see Easter 3, Cycle C, and Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14, Cy
Proper 27/Pentecost 25/Ordinary Time 32 -- Psalm 98 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see also Christmas Day, Cycle A and B, and Easter
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
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Proper 13/Pentecost 11/Ordinary Time 18 -- Psalm 51:1-12 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 2006
(See Ash Wednesday, Cycle A, and Lent 5, Cycle B, for alternative approaches.)
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Carlos Wilton -- Good Friday - C -- 2006
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Advent 3 -- Luke 1:47-55 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2006
One day, back in the early years of computers, an engineer was asked to demonstrate to a group of re
Proper 15/Pentecost 13/Ordinary Time 20 -- Isaiah 5:1-7, Luke 12:49-56 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2006
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Advent 4 -- Psalm 80:1-7 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The recurring phrase, "let your face shine" (vv.
Easter 2 -- Psalm 16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2006
This psalm is a song of confidence and trust, and the first-century church found in it a prophecy of
Proper 26/Pentecost 24/Ordinary Time 31 -- Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2006
(See Lent 4, Cycle B, for an alternative approach to vv. 1-3 and 17-22.)
Easter 2 -- Psalm 118:14-29 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
This psalm, titled "A Song Of Victory," has rich associations in Christian liturgy.
Epiphany 7/Ordinary Time 7 -- Psalm 41 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 2006
This psalm is often identified as a prayer of individual thanksgiving but it reads more as a plea fo
Proper 28/Pentecost 26/Ordinary Time 33 -- Isaiah 12 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2006
(For an alternative approach to vv. 2-6, see Advent 3, Cycle C.)
Third Sunday After The Epiphany -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Luke 4:14-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2006
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“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

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Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
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Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

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Psalm 98
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Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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