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Psalm 100

Proper 6A

It’s such a perky psalm.  So upbeat. It’s a call for the whole cosmos to sing as one.  One big happy choir entering God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise. Well, maybe it’s just me in early June 2020 but perky is not the mood one finds in most of the world right now.  COVID-19 and…

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Psalm 100

Proper 29A

It is interesting that the Lectionary begins and ends Ordinary Time with Psalm 100.  We looked at this beloved Psalm back on June 18, the second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Now we return to it on this last Sunday, when we celebrate the fact that Christ is King of all the earth.  If you preached…

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Psalm 100

Proper 6A

It is not hard to figure out what Psalm 100 is.  The superscription says simply, “For Giving Thanks.”  Thus, it was probably used as liturgical accompaniment when a thank offering was given in the Temple.  Perhaps it called on those who offered such a sacrifice to have the proper attitude of worship, rather than just…

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