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Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Narrative Lectionary: Spirit of the Lord Upon Me, Isaiah 61:1-11 (Luke 4:16-21)
The prophet Isaiah speaks a vision to the time when the people will return from exile, when God’s promises will be fulfilled, and the people restored. Isaiah uses the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12
Narrative Lectionary: Joel, God’s Promised Spirit, Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 (Luke 11:13)
The prophet Isaiah finds hope in a future king, one who will rise from the family of David, and rule in a similar manner. The people will once again be led by […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
*Narrative Lectionary: Daniel’s hope in God, Daniel 6:6-27 (Luke 23:1-5)
*I accidentally reflected on this passage last week and skipped over Thanksgiving. So below is the same reflection as last week.
Advent! The season of active watching and waiting for the coming of God […]
Last week, I forgot to include the Thanksgiving readings for the Revised Common Lectionary.
I also messed up and reflected on Daniel for the Narrative Lectionary, which is Advent 1, NOT Reign of Christ Sunday.
Sometimes, being a pastor, a mom, a church consultant, and a blogger is a bit much!
Thank you […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46 or Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43
Narrative Lectionary: Daniel’s Hope in God, Daniel 6:6-27 (Luke 23:1-5)
The prophet Jeremiah calls out the leaders who have led the people astray, who have abandoned the poor and the widow and the outcast. God instead will gather those who have […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 12 or 65:17-25 or Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-9
Narrative Lectionary: God Calls Isaiah, Isaiah 6:1-8 (Luke 5:8-10)
Isaiah 12 (an alternative psalm choice) is a psalm embedded in the prophet Isaiah’s work, singing praises to God who forgives, who turns back, who brings comfort. The writer […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 or Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9 or Psalm 98 or Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38
Narrative Lectionary: Jonah and God’s Mercy, John 1:1-17, 3:1-10, 4:1-11 (Luke 18:3)
The prophet Haggai speaks to the governor of Judah and to […]
I spent the first part of this week at #unco16, the UnConference. I’ve written about it a lot, shared about my experiences in the past, but it seems that every year, the conference is *exactly* what I need.
This picture says it all to me: worship space, friends gathered, toys on the […]
Resources for All Saints Day included below.
Revised Common Lectionary: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 or Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7 or Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10
All Saints Day: Daniel 7:1-3; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Care for the Widow, 1 Kings 17:1-24 (Luke 6:24-26)
This passage from Habakkuk (also […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Joel 2:23-32 or Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; Psalm 65 or Psalm 84:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Promise to David, 2 Samuel 7:1-17 (Luke 1:30-33)
For all the people have been through, God promises through the prophet Joel that they will have more than enough once God is through […]