Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Weekly Lectionary: July 28 – August 3

The stories in the week to come move like a clock, several hands telling the time together. They may point in different directions, but they amount to the same time. The book of Judges begins, depicting an unsettled Israel. The people have received God’s promise and settled in a new land, but they pick up [...]

FPC Weekly Lectionary – July 21-27, 2020

When I started writing daily devotionals back in March I thought that they might continue through Holy Week. Surely by then, I thought, we would have figured out how to remain connected as a church—or even that we might be able to worship together again. The stories seemed to reflect the time so well. Why [...]

Daily Lectionary – July 17, 2020

Morning Psalms 51; 148 First Reading Joshua 4:19-5:1, 10-15 Second Reading Romans 12:9-21 Gospel Reading Matthew 26:17-25 Evening Psalms 142; 65   Romans 12:9-21   9Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the [...]

Church Email Scam – July 14, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,   This note is to warn you about a possible email phishing scam that may be using email addresses resembling church staff emails. These scams are not unusual, but please use caution if you encounter the following:   Any address that ends with a gmail.com. Church staff emails end with @firstpresdalton.org. Any [...]

Daily Lectionary – July 20, 2020

Morning Psalms 135; 145 First Reading Joshua 7:1-13 Second Reading Romans 13:8-14 Gospel Reading Matthew 26:36-46 Evening Psalms 97; 112   Matthew 26:36-46   36Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and [...]