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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2016
 
There is a profound movement in the Scriptures for today: Israel is judged “rebellious,” and the door for the Gentiles to receive God’s grace begins to open. Salvation is a gift from God to repentant sinners, who by faith are no longer captive to the law but are freed to live joyfully, trusting they are saved by grace. The result of that freedom is the declaration to all who will listen of what Christ has done for us.
 
Readings this week: Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 3; Galatians 3:23 – 4:7; Luke 8:26-39
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 12, 2016

 
The greatest gift that Christ has given us is the forgiveness of our sin. This forgiveness not only grants us life eternal, but it frees us to live fully and joyfully in the here and now. We are all prone to sin — it is our inheritance from our first parents. But through Christ, we receive the good news of a new and right relationship with God through Jesus’ loving-kindness and mercy. Blessed are those who are forgiven!
 
Readings this week: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:10, 13-14; Psalm 32:1-7; Galatians 2:15-21, 3:10-14; Luke 7:36 – 8:1-3
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Reformation Lutheran Church Slated To Move This Fall, Star Exponent Article

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When Reformation Lutheran Church relocates into the former Rappahannock Electric Cooperative building at 601 Madison Road, it’ll have plenty of room for its growing congregation.

Pastor Brad Hales said when he came aboard in May 2005; the church had about 30 parishioners. Today, that number has swelled to about 215, according to Hales.

“We are very excited to be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the new building,” Hales said Wednesday. “We will be able to share the word with more people there and touch more lives. We are very grateful for this opportunity.”

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Reformation Lutheran Church Slated To Move This Fall

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Third Sunday after Pentecost

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Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 5, 2016

The stories of two widows with only sons figure prominently in the scriptures for today. Elijah heals the poor widow of Zaraphath’s son after she willingly provides a meal for the prophet. Jesus interrupts a funeral procession to raise a widow’s son from the dead. The restoration of health and caring for other physical concerns are among the ways God reveals his presence and power in the lives of those he loves.

Readings this week: Isaiah 66:10-14 10; Psalm 66:1-7; Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18; Luke 10:1-20

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Second Sunday after Pentecost

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Second Sunday after Pentecost – May 29, 2016

Today’s lessons point to the power of faith and the importance of God’s Word, true worship, and sincere prayer. God is worthy of our worship and praise, for nothing has come into being apart from him. His servants, like King Solomon, Paul, and a Gentile soldier, all proclaim the majesty and power of God, submitting themselves to His power in their lives. We know we are unworthy, but Christ calls us “worthy.”

Readings this week: 1 Kings 8:22-24, 27-29, 41-43; Psalm 96; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10

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Holy Trinity Weekend

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The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
 
On Sunday, May 22, is the Holy Trinity.  This is the third major festival the church celebrates. We believe that we have ONE God made up of three different, co-equal persons – the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
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Day of Pentecost – May 15, 2016

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Day of Pentecost – May 15, 2016

Pentecost is a day of promises fulfilled. The promised Spirit of God is poured out. The baptized have become “children of God” and “joint heirs with Christ.” By the power of the Spirit we have seen the face of the Father in his only begotten Son and been saved by him. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Readings this week: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17, [25-27]