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Grapevine Aug to Oct 2019

The Grapevine for Aug to Oct 2019 is now available for viewing.  There are many interesting and informative articles in this issue from the real meaning of Eucharist to sign language of riders and...

God of Surprises

From second Sunday throughout Easter Sundays, this series beginning with the Sunday after Easter focuses on surprising acts of God in the book of Acts. We all know the excitement and disquiet that come with...

Introducing the Lessons

First Reading: Joshua5:9–12 The book of Joshua tells the story of the conquest and settlement of Canaan by the Israelite tribes under the leadership of Joshua. The first Passover in Canaan is celebrated. Psalm: Psalm32 A...

Introduction of the Readings

First Reading: Genesis15:1–12, 17–18 Our Hebrew scripture lesson tells of the promise of many descendants and of a covenant guaranteeing a homeland which God made with Abraham (who at that time was known as Abram).Abram had...

Introducing the lessons

Genesis15:1–12, 17–18   Central to the story of Israel’s faith is the calling of Abram.  Even though he has no heir and has become a wanderer with no fixed home as yet, he trusts God’s word that...

INTRODUCING THE LESSONS

First Reading: Deuteronomy26:1–11 In this reading from the Hebrew Bible the Lord’s mighty salvation of Israel from slavery in Egypt is recalled, and the people are bid to offer in thanksgiving the first fruits of their...

Introducing the Readings

First Reading: Exodus34:29–35 In our first reading we hear how Moses’ face shone after he had spoken with the Lord.When Moses came down from Mount Sinai after again receiving the ten commandments, the people were afraid...

Introducing the readings

First Reading: Genesis 45:3–11, 15 Our Hebrew Bible lesson relates a decisive moment in the story of Joseph as he reveals himself to his brothers, who then journey home to tell their father Jacob...

INTRODUCING THE LESSONS

First Reading Isaiah6:1–8 Our first reading isIsaiah’s vision of the Lord and his prophetic commission.The earthly temple becomes an icon for the temple in heaven. Isaiah is purged of his guilt and sin and...

Introducing Today’s Lessons

First Reading Jeremiah1:4–10 From the opening lesson we hear the story of the calling of Jeremiah to be a prophet of the Lord.Jeremiah protests that he is inadequate to the task, but the Lord...