Author: Carole Boshart

Week Leading Up to Christmas: The Gospel Passage Year A – Journeying with the gospel of John; or not

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light  all people.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”  (John 1:1 – 5) […]

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Fourth Week of Advent: The Gospel Passage Year A – A story for all times and all understandings

“Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.” (Matthew 1:18 – 19) […]

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Third Week of Advent: The Psalm Passage Year A – Praise God . . . but I need Jesus

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.” (Psalms 146:5 – 8) […]

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Third Week of Advent: The Old Testament Passage Year A – When and where compassion blooms

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.” (Isaiah 35:1-2)   […]

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