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July 15, 2018      by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 6:7-13   Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits.  He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts. …

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July 8, 2018   by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 6:1-6   Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples.  When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this?  What kind of wisdom…

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July 1, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 5:21-24, 35b-43   When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.  One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.  Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded…

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June 24, 2018 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist     by Deacon Michael Houtchen Luke 1:57-66, 80   When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child, she gave birth to a son.  Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they…

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June 17, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Mark 4:26-34   Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would…