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Christina Auch
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#ELCA pastor at Ascension Lutheran in @nclutheran Synod who runs slow, flat 5Ks and plays banjo even more slowly. Grateful for every new morning.
#ELCA pastor at Ascension Lutheran in @nclutheran Synod who runs slow, flat 5Ks and plays banjo even more slowly. Grateful for every new morning.

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Easter Sunday
Mark 16:1-8 Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and from our LORD Jesus Christ. Appropriately on this first day of April, the ending of Mark’s gospel reads like an April Fools’ Day joke. The women who came from Galilee to Jerusalem with Jesus,...

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Maundy Thursday
Mark 12:22-42 Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and from our LORD Jesus Christ. I don’t know about you but many of my favorite memories feature food. I often tell a story about my grandmother, who didn’t bake, except for meringues, but she a...

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Palm Sunday (March 25, 2018)
Mark 11:1-11 Today, at the beginning of Holy Week, we heard first about Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then we heard the account of his execution just days later. Our human brokenness is realized in our Lord’s crucifixion when the same disciples...

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Fifth Wednesday in Lent (March 21, 2018)
Isaiah 12 In Mark 12, when Jesus answers the scribe who asks, “What is the greatest commandment?” and repeats the words of the she-ma to his followers, he concludes with the command to “love the Lord with all your strength…..” Remembering how Jacob wrestled...

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Fifth Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34 John 12:20-33 All through Lent we’ve been studying covenant — witnessing how God established a divine relationship with all God’s people and how God’s promises were accompanied by signs as reminders of God’s abundant love and mercy, and ou...

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Fourth Wednesday in Lent
1 Kings 3:3-15 Tonight’s text is known as “Solomon’s prayer for wisdom.” But that doesn’t tell the whole story, who Solomon was or why he becomes associated with the wisdom books of the Song of Solomon, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Solomon was one of the sons...

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Fourth Sunday in Lent
Numbers 21:4-9 ; Ephesians 2:1-10 ; John 3:14-21 Have you ever overheard part of a conversation, and realized you didn’t know what people were talking about or what had already been said? Today’s gospel text is like that. The lectionary reading begins in th...

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Third Wednesday in Lent
Tonight’s Scripture, Psalms
42 and 43 are psalms, or songs, of lament where the poet addresses God. Scholars
now believe that these two psalms, which are separate in our canon, were originally
one whole piece with three stanzas. The Psalmist begins by
compa...

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Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17 One religion writer condenses this morning’s chapter in Exodus to: “G’s top ten list. No gods, idols or blasphemy. Keep the Sabbath holy & love Mom. Don’t kill, cheat, steal, or look at Xmas catalogs.” [i] And while her description covers the...

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Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17 One religion writer
condenses this morning’s chapter in Exodus to: “G’s top ten list. No
gods, idols or blasphemy. Keep the Sabbath holy & love Mom. Don’t kill,
cheat, steal, or look at Xmas catalogs.” [i] And while her
description covers the...
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