"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
These downloadable Lectionary Inserts combine the Scripture readings for Sundays and Holy Days along with the collects and refrains for you to reproduce on one sheet of paper (two-sided 8 1/2 x 11 sheet), making it easier for the congregation to follow the service.
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Each week of the year is saved as a separate file which offers an easy way to locate and print each reading. Files are in organized folders following the liturgical seasons of the Church Year: Holy Days (All Saints’ Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day I, Christmas Day II, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday); Advent-Christmas (1 Advent through 2 Christmas); Epiphany (1 Epiphany through Last Epiphany); Lent (1 Lent through 5 Lent); Narratives (Good Friday and Palm Sunday); Palm Sunday (contains the regular Palm Sunday insert); Easter (Easter Day through 7 Easter); Pentecost (The Day of Pentecost through Last Pentecost).
The Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright© 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. Collects and Psalter translation are from The Book of Common Prayer, 1979.
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