Read the Bible in a year

August 1
2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
Romans 15:1-22
Psalm 25:1-15
Proverbs 20:13-15 

August 2
2 Chronicles 32:1-33:13
Romans 15:23-16:9
Psalm 25:16-22
Proverbs 20:16-18 

August 3
2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33
Romans 16:10-27
Psalm 26:1-12
Proverbs 20:19 

August 4
2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23
1 Corinthians 1:1-17
Psalm 27:1-6
Proverbs 20:20-21 

August 5
Ezra 1:1-2:70
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5
Psalm 27:7-14
Proverbs 20:22-23 

August 6
Ezra 3:1-4:23
1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4
Psalm 28:1-9
Proverbs 20:24-25 

August 7
Ezra 4:24-6:22
1 Corinthians 3:5-23
Psalm 29:1-11
Proverbs 20:26-27 

August 8
Ezra 7:1-8:20
1 Corinthians 4:1-21
Psalm 30:1-12
Proverbs 20:28-30 

August 9
Ezra 8:21-9:15
1 Corinthians 5:1-13
Psalm 31:1-8
Proverbs 21:1-2 

August 10
Ezra 10:1-44
1 Corinthians 6:1-20
Psalm 31:9-18
Proverbs 21:3 

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August 11
Nehemiah 1:1-3:14
1 Corinthians 7:1-24
Psalm 31:19-24
Proverbs 21:4 

August 12
Nehemiah 3:15-5:13
1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Psalm 32:1-11
Proverbs 21:5-7 

August 13
Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Psalm 33:1-11
Proverbs 21:8-10 

August 14
Nehemiah 7:73-9:21
1 Corinthians 9:1-18
Psalm 33:12-22
Proverbs 21:11-12 

August 15
Nehemiah 9:22-10:39
1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
Psalm 34:1-10
Proverbs 21:13 

August 16
Nehemiah 11:1-12:26
1 Corinthians 10:14-33
Psalm 34:11-22
Proverbs 21:14-16 

August 17
Nehemiah 12:27-13:31
1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Psalm 35:1-16
Proverbs 21:17-18 

August 18
Esther 1:1-3:15
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Psalm 35:17-28
Proverbs 21:19-20 

August 19
Esther 4:1-7:10
1 Corinthians 12:1-26
Psalm 36:1-12
Proverbs 21:21-22 

August 20
Esther 8:1-10:3
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
Psalm 37:1-11
Proverbs 21:23-24 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end.
—Lamentations 3:22

Much of our life together this summer has swirled around change.  Elsewhere in this newsletter you will read of the changes that are ongoing and upcoming.  With all of the upcoming transitions, I thought this would be a good time to highlight what will remain constant.

Worship  
We will continue to worship God.  This may seem like a very basic thing, but it needs to be said.  In this place, at this location called Crossroads, we will continue to worship the creator, redeemer, and sanctifier of the world.  The community will gather for worship on Saturday nights at 5 PM and Sunday mornings at 10:15 AM.  Worship is at Crossroads’ core and will remain at our core.  

Monday Bible Study
This fall we will resume Bible study on Monday mornings at 10 AM.  These times to dig deeper into our lives of faith are important, both in our learning and in our nurturing one another through community.  We will begin this weekly discipline again on Monday, September 24.

Caring for neighbors
When I arrived at Crossroads two years ago, you all regularly would repeat a line that is central to Crossroads…”Caring for others near and far because Christ cares for us.”  In my use of this line, I have modified others to neighbors because I believe it is important to use Jesus’ language about neighbors when we talk about other people.  

We, as a congregation, will continue to care for our neighbors near and far.  This care comes through sandwiches and clothing from the bin for Hearts for the Homeless.  Caring for neighbors will continue by clothing infants and toddlers through Baby Blessings Basics.  Neighbors will be served through Tiger’s Den Food Pantry, Buffalo Waterkeepers, LCLC, and so many other ways as well.  All of this doesn’t mention the individual ways that you all care for your neighbors in your own way through the life of faith that you live outside of Crossroads Lutheran Church.  

This community of faith is two things…community and faith.  Community will continue as you connect with one another, nurture one another, and love one another.  Community will expand as you welcome others into this place called Crossroads and invite them into the mission of “caring for neighbors near and far” while reminding them that “Christ cares for us.”
Faith is also constant and steadfast.  Faith continues, it grows, and it bears fruit in the ways mentioned above and in the numerous ways that I see you live your lives with grace and love and mercy towards the people in your life.  Please continue to have this spirit of peace and grace towards yourselves, one another, and everyone else, too.  
The greatest constancy in our lives is the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.  As Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans, “[nothing] in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”  God loves you, as a community, and as individuals.  This is the source of our comfort and faith.  It’s where we put our trust.  God’s love is steadfast and constant, even as so much seems to be changing. 
Clinging to God’s steadfast love with you and for you,
Pastor Adam

August 21
Job 1:1-3:26
1 Corinthians 14:1-17
Psalm 37:12-29
Proverbs 21:25-26 

August 22
Job 4:1-7:21
1 Corinthians 14:18-40
Psalm 37:30-40
Proverbs 21:27 

August 23
Job 8:1-11:20
1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Psalm 38:1-22
Proverbs 21:28-29 

August 24
Job 12:1-15:35
1 Corinthians 15:29-58
Psalm 39:1-13
Proverbs 21:30-31 

August 25
Job 16:1-19:29
1 Corinthians 16:1-24
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 22:1 

August 26
Job 20:1-22:30
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Psalm 40:11-17
Proverbs 22:2-4 

August 27
Job 23:1-27:23
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 22:5-6 

August 28
Job 28:1-30:31
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 22:7 

August 29
Job 31:1-33:33
2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Psalm 43:1-5
Proverbs 22:8-9 

August 30
Job 34:1-36:33
2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 22:10-12