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Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
Narrative Lectionary: Magi’s Visit, Matthew 2:1-12 (Psalm 96:10-13)
The prophet Isaiah declares to a people returning from exile and rebuilding in the aftermath of destruction that God is with them, that the people have risen out of the ashes because God has raised them […]
Revised Common Lectionary: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
Narrative Lectionary: Jesus as Immanuel, Matthew 1:18-25 (Psalm 23:1-4)
The Prophet Nathan brought the word to King David, who desired to build a new, permanent place to worship God, a place where it would be known God dwelled […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Narrative Lectionary: Light to the Nations, Isaiah 42:1-9 (Matthew 12:15-21)
(I have included a special prayer at the end, as it is the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown shootings on this day)
We begin with Isaiah telling those […]
Karen Griska creates beautiful handmade stoles for clergy and sells them online in her Etsy shop Shadrach’s. As it is Cyber Monday, please peruse her shop and consider adding one of her stoles to your Christmas list! Karen’s stoles are unique, designed to be creative and distinctive without […]
This post is very difficult for me to write.
Thirteen years ago. The road turned from pavement to packed snow […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
Narrative Lectionary: Esther 4:1-17 (Matthew 5:13-16)
We begin with what scholars call Second Isaiah speaking to the people at the end of the exile. The prophet has words of hope for the people, of God’s justice that is restorative, making a way […]
I posted on [D]mergent this week another entry for the UncoSynchro blog a reflection about the non-indictment of Darren Wilson and the events unfolding in Ferguson and around the country, along with resources that lift up non-white voices on racism and reflecting on social justice.
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down!
O that justice would be served!
For Your sake I will not keep silent.
Shout out, do not hold back!*
A great injustice has occurred, O God, and we are angry.
We are unsettled.
We are sad.
As we wait the news of the grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, I cannot help but notice how timely the words from Isaiah 64:1-9, the passage for this Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, from the Revised Common Lectionary are to us in this moment.
Here is a collection of […]