Wednesday Morning Bible Study – October-November 2021
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Wednesday Morning Bible Study – October-November 2021

The Sermon on the Mount      In chapters five, six, and seven of Matthew’s gospel, we find a collection of the teachings of Jesus.  In these teachings, Jesus is challenging the people of that day to rethink their understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.  He is speaking to a first-century Jewish audience.  Join us this fall…

Presentation by Anna Rickrode – 10 October 2021
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Presentation by Anna Rickrode – 10 October 2021

Mark 10:17-31 We are never done with the stories of the Gospels. We don’t outgrow them. They’re not something to be mastered, completed: “Oh, I’ve heard that one.” “Oh, that one’s about this or that”. When we reduce the stories of the Gospels to themes and morals, we strip the Gospel of its power. The…

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Proverbs 31: 10-31; Psalm 1; James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9: 30-37 The beginning of our proper collect for today is – “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things”.  My Grandmother Donecker used to tell us, “This, too will pass”.  Yes, “we are placed among things that are passing away”,…

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2: 1-17; Mark 7: 24-37 On September 18 – 20, 1863 in Chickamauga, Georgia the Union and Confederate armies fought the second largest battle of the Civil War, second only to Gettysburg.  There were over 34,000 casualties.  A few years following the war the veterans…

Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Fall 2021
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Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Fall 2021

The Prophet Jeremiah      The prophet Jeremiah lived in one of the most chaotic and tragic periods in the history of Israel and the Middle East.  During his lifetime the Assyrian Empire collapsed and the region came under the control of the Babylonians.  This was also a period of great religious conflict and strife in…

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Song of Solomon, 2: 8-13; Psalm 45: 1-2, 7-10; James 1: 17-27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Our proper collect for today includes – “increase in us true religion”.  How would you describe “true religion”?  In the seventeenth century, in England, the Anglican bishops decreed that on the East wall of every Anglican…

Presentation by Jim Rogers – 15 August 2021
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Presentation by Jim Rogers – 15 August 2021

Daylight & Dark      Normally, my presentations are about hymns.  However, as I prepared for this one I noticed a trend toward separating day and night in our hymns and prayers and lessons.      So, we see in our hymnal that there is a section for MORNING starting with hymn No. 1, “Father we      praise…