Category Archives: Lectionary

Lectionary, for August 31

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 Some hard words in the lectionary for this coming Sunday; all in all it appears that God is about troubling the comfortable. We have words from Jeremiah, Paul and Jesus, all focusing … Continue reading

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Good Shepherd Sunday

Acts 2:14, 36-41, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:20-25, John 10:1-10   In our liturgical celebration this is Good Shepherd Sunday, recognizing Jesus as our Good Shepherd. The texts for this day focus on shepherd’s or the result of being under … Continue reading

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The Journey begins here

Acts 2:14, 22-23, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:17-21, Luke 24:13-35   Rather than staying in one place, which seems like where we may have been headed last week; community in one place, disciples in one place. This week it becomes … Continue reading

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Life in community

Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31   Here it is after Easter, all the hoopla is fading. Chocolate bunnies are half price, and Peeps are growing more and more scarce as the hoarders sweep them … Continue reading

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Down in the valley

Do you ever wonder why Jesus was always telling folks not to talk about what he was up to? It happens frequently throughout the text, including the transfiguration text from Matthew. Jesus and some of the guys go up on … Continue reading

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God will never forget us

Isaiah 49:14-15, Psalm 62, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Matthew 6:24-34 You have to read the texts for this weeks lectionary very closely, because you can misunderstand the underlying subtext. The theme through all of these is that “God will never forget … Continue reading

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These are hard things

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalms 103; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48   Nothing that starts out in Leviticus will be easy. No matter how simple it seems. For that reason we tend to stay away from that text. Who wants to … Continue reading

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