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(There is also the option of the readings for the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, but I have chosen not to blog on those readings as most will observe Trinity Sunday).
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
Narrative Lectionary: Psalm 1
The Call of the Prophet Isaiah […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
Narrative Lectionary: Nothing Can Separate Us, Acts 2:1-4 and Romans 8:18-39 (Matthew 28:16-20)
This is the last Sunday of the Narrative Lectionary until September.
On this day of Pentecost, we begin with the passage from […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 1:1-11 or Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1 or Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23 or 1 John 15:9-13; Luke 24:44-53 or John 17:6-19
Narrative Lectionary: Hope of Resurrection, Romans 6:1-14 (Matthew 6:24)
On this Ascension Sunday, we begin with the account of the Ascension in Acts (Luke also tells of […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
Narrative Lectionary: God’s Love Poured Out, Romans 5:1-11 (Matthew 11:28-30)
I have included some resources for Mother’s Day below. It is always good to remember that Mother’s Day is not a celebratory day for many, and it is not a liturgical holiday. There […]
I wrote this Prayer of Lament back in November, after there was no indictment in the death of Michael Brown. Rather than writing a new prayer now after the death of Freddie Gray, I find these words still ring true for me. We have a long way to go. We cannot pray for […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
Narrative Lectionary: Gospel as Salvation, Romans 1:1-17 (Matthew 9:10-13)
As we read about the first believers and the early church, we read this wonderful story about the Ethiopian Eunuch, and Philip’s encounter with him. This is someone who was an ethnic minority as […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
Narrative Lectionary: Paul’s Mission, Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18 (Matthew 10:40-42)
*This can also be “Earth Sunday.” I have created Earth Sunday Creation Care Worship Resources here.
We continue reading about the early believers and the beginning of […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
Narrative Lectionary: Peter’s Vision, Acts 10:1-17, 34-35 (Matthew 9:36-37)
*This can also be “Earth Sunday,” or April 26th. I have also created Earth Day Creation Care resources here.
Throughout the Easter season a reading from Acts […]
Earth Sunday Scripture Suggestions (Earth Day is April 22nd—can be celebrated on the 19th or the 26th): Genesis 1:24-2:4a or 2:4b-25; Psalm 104; Colossians 3:1-15; Matthew 6:25-34
These are Scripture passages I have chosen for a possible Creation Care Sunday to correspond with Earth Day.
Genesis 1:24-2:4a describes the final day of creation and […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31
Narrative Lectionary: Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20 (Psalm 40:9-10)
We begin in Acts with the early church. The early church was truly a community that cared for each other’s needs. Mirroring a similar passage at the end of Acts 2, they held everything in […]