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11th Sunday After Pentecost, August 24, 2014

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)

Scripture Readings*: Exodus 1:8-2:10, Psalm 124, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20

Exodus 1:8-2:10

God’s providences may at times seem to thwart His promises that His peoples’ faith may be tried and His power the more magnified. 449 more words

Year A

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +12)

TURN ASIDE
(Exodus 3: 1-15)

The sun-soaked surfaces of orchard and field.
The wind-swept waves of the glittering sea.
The purple of the pansies jostling in the breeze. 169 more words

Lectionary Readings

Poem For the Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +11)

EVEN THE HOLIEST OF LABELS
(Matthew 16: 13-20)

We would have held you in the past, Jesus.
We would have kept you in the jars, 262 more words

New Poems

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +10)

A PLACE AT THE TABLE
(Matthew 15: 21-28)

Do we wish to learn the meaning of God’s love among us?
Let us listen to the words of the Canaanite woman, 160 more words

New Poems

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +9)

HERE IS STRENGTH
(Matthew 14: 22-33)

Consider the wild wave, its wet tension,
tissues of torn foam in its curled fist;
contradiction of calm, enemy of evenness, 100 more words

New Poems

Psalm 75; A Psalm For Today

After a month like July, with all it’s tragedy, all its self-inflicted injuries, all the blood and the death of innocents, I thank God that he is holding the pillars steady. 225 more words

Faith

8th Sunday After Pentecost, August 3, 2014


Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Year A) 

Scripture Readings*:  Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 16, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21

Genesis 32:22-31

The Lord again appeared to Jacob, this time as a human foe, and wrestled with the patriarch through the night. 417 more words

Year A