Author: Rev Mindi

Worship Resources for December 5th, 2021—Second Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 Narrative Lectionary: Ezekiel: Valley of Dry Bone, 37:1-14 (John 11:25-26) The prophet Malachi spoke of a messenger being sent ahead of God in 3:1-4. The prophet was concerned about abuse of temple worship and corruption. Malachi declared the messenger of the covenant was coming. […]

Worship Resources for November 28th, 2021—First Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 Narrative Lectionary: Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles, 29:1, 4-14 (John 14:27) Happy New Year! We have come full circle and a new year has begun in the Revised Common Lectionary, year C. We begin with the promise of God as told by the […]

Dear Christians: We have Advent, NOT Hanukkah

Dear Christians, The days are growing shorter, the nights are long and dark. As we near winter solstice and Christmas, we will begin putting up lights and lighting candles and singing songs. Because Hanukkah falls in the same season, it has come to my attention that some Christians are now attempting to observe Hanukkah, claiming […]

Worship Resources for November 21st, 2021—Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday (U.S.)

Revised Common Lectionary: Reign of Christ Sunday: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132: 1-12 (13-18); Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 Thanksgiving Sunday: Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33 Narrative Lectionary: Isaiah: A Child is Born, 9:1-7 (John 8:12) We have come to the end of this season after Pentecost, […]

Worship Resources for November 14th, 2021—Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 Narrative Lectionary: Amos: Justice Rolls Down, 1:1-2, 5:14-15, 21-24 (John 7:37-38) We are nearing the end of the season after Pentecost, and have come full circle. The first selection of the Hebrew Scriptures began with the […]

Worship Resources for November 7th, 2021—Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 Narrative Lectionary: God Speaks to Elijah, 1 Kings 19:1-18 (John 12:27-28) Resources for All Saints Day can be found here. Ruth became the great-grandmother of King David, even though she was not an Israelite in Ruth 3 and […]

Worship Resources for October 31st, 2021—Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Reformation Sunday, All Saints Day

All Saints Day is November 1st, and so it may be observed on either October 31st or November 7th. Reformation Sunday is October 31st. Revised Common Lectionary Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 146; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 All Saints Day (if not observed November 7th): Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; […]

Judson’s JOURNEYS Bible Study Curriculum–Available to order!

I am excited to announce the publication of my first Bible Study series with Judson Press in their fall JOURNEYS collection! I wrote for September (and it’s now October, but I just received my copies) and they reflect certain passages from the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a new format for JOURNEYS, available in print […]

Worship Resources for October 24th, 2021—Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22); Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-38; Mark 10:46-52 Narrative Lectionary: God Calls David, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14 (John 7:24) Job responded to God at the beginning of chapter 42, recognizing that he was speaking without thinking, accusing God without understanding who God is and what […]