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Go to Galilee: “Jesus, Bodies, & Power”

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Mark 5:21-43 (NRSV)  21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the […]

Christmas Eve Family Service: “To us, a child is born”

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Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV) 2 The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—     on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation,     you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you     as with joy at the harvest,     as people exult when dividing plunder. 4 For […]

Prepare the Way: “The Child Leaped”

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Luke 1:39-45 (NRSV)  39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and […]

A Study in Ephesians: “Being Built Together”

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Ephesians 2:11-22 (NRSV) 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants […]