Daily Devotion June 29, 2021

Prayer for the Week (June 27-July 3, 2021)

Let us pray for the strength to reject
    the darkness of sin:
Father in heaven, the light of Jesus has scattered
    the darkness of hatred and sin.
Called to that light, we ask for your guidance.
Form our lives in your truth and our hearts in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Sunday Missal, alt.)

Sunday Reflection (June 27, 2021)

Despite all the hardships King Saul had caused David, David had
kind words for King Saul. David was able to see the positive in King Saul
and what he had done for the Israelites (2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27).
Think about it: When someone has done us wrong, how difficult is it
to see their good side?
Psalm 130, attributed to David, reminds us of God’s graciousness to us 
despite our sins. In Christ, “God responds to us with grace and 
forgiveness rather than the wrath of God” (NIV Jesus Bible, alt.).
May we likewise respond with grace and forgiveness rather than wrath.

Sunday Sermon June 27, 2021

Sunday Sermon June 20, 2021

Daily Devotion June 15, 2021

Sunday Sermon June 13, 2021

Sunday Reflection (June 13, 2021)

Think of ourselves and Christ’s Church as farmers who plant seeds, and the seed that we plant together is the Good News of Jesus Christ.  
We plant it through our proclamation and actions in response to God’s love revealed to us in Jesus Christ.  Yet, planting seeds is not always easy. 
We do not always see the results of that which we have planted (Mark 4:26-32).
Someone else may reap the benefit of that which has been planted through us. This can lead to discouragement, or to a greater faith 
in God’s ability to bring to fruition that which God has planted through us. Nevertheless, through us God plants the seed, and likewise,
God works 
the miracle, so with confidence, keep planting with patience.

Prayer for the Week (June 13-June 19, 2021)

Let us pray to the Father whose love gives us strength to follow his Son: God our Father, we rejoice in the faith that draws us together.
May your encouragement be our constant strength to keep us one in the love that has sealed our lives.
May we live the Gospel we profess by listening to the Holy Spirit who leads us in the way of Christ.

(Sunday Missal, alt.)

Daily Devotion June 8, 2021