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Proper 23 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 28 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its be
Epiphany 3 / Ordinary Time 3 -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2009
If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice togethe
Easter Day -- John 20:1-18 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark....-- John 20:1a
Proper 15 / Pentecost 13 / Ordinary Time 20 -- Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2009
Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High ...
Advent 4 -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country....
Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / Ordinary Time 15 -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2009
Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yo
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
Proper 23 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 28 -- Psalm 66:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
Epiphany 3 / Ordinary Time 3 -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2009
Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.-- Luke 4:21
Easter 2 -- Acts 5:27-32 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
We must obey God rather than any human authority.-- Acts 5:29
Proper 15 / Pentecost 13 / Ordinary Time 20 -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2009
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every
Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Listen, I will tell you a mystery!
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings go
Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / Ordinary Time 15 -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2009
Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robb
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!-- Psalm 8:1a
Proper 23 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 28 -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which
Epiphany 4 / Ordinary Time 4 -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2009
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you....-- Jeremiah 1:5
Proper 23 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 28 -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.
Epiphany 4 / Ordinary Time 4 -- Psalm 71:1-6 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2009
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.-- Psalm 71:1
Easter 2 -- Psalm 118:14-29 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Proper 15 / Pentecost 13 / Ordinary Time 20 -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2009
I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!
Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Why do you call me "Lord, Lord," and do not do what I tell you?-- Luke 6:46
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Proper 11 / Pentecost 9 / Ordinary Time 16 -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine

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