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Genesis 8:1-19

1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided; 2the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, 3and the waters gradually receded from the earth.…

Romans 13:11-14

​First Sunday of Advent 11Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13let…

Genesis 6:1-10

1When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. 3Then the LORD said, “My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years.” 4The…

Psalm 122

​Day of Thanksgiving (U.S.A.) 1I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” 2Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. 3Jerusalem — built as a city that is bound firmly together. 4To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the…

Isaiah 33:17-22

​17Your eyes will see the king in his beauty; they will behold a land that stretches far away. 18Your mind will muse on the terror: “Where is the one who counted? Where is the one who weighed the tribute? Where is the one who counted the towers?” 19No longer will you see the insolent people, the people of an obscure speech that…

Revelation 21:5-27

5And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of…

Colossians 1:11-20

​Christ the King / Last Sunday after Pentecost 11May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13He has rescued us from the power…

Psalm 46

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah 4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of…

Zechariah 11:1-17

1Open your doors, O Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedars! 2Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, for the glorious trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan, for the thick forest has been felled! 3Listen, the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is despoiled! Listen, the roar of the lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed!…

Hebrews 9:23-28

​23Thus it was necessary for the sketches of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves need better sacrifices than these. 24For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.…