Author: Rev Mindi

Worship Resources for May 22nd, 2022—Sixth Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9 Narrative Lectionary: Partnership in the Gospel, Philippians 1:1-18a (Luke 9:46-48) In Acts 16:9-15, Paul and some of his companions (including the author of Luke) beheld a vision of a man in Macedonia calling for help. When they came to Macedonia, […]

Worship Resources for May 15th, 2022—Fifth Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 Narrative Lectionary: Paul’s Sermon at Athens, Acts 17:16-31 (John 1:16-18) The Revised Common Lectionary continues to use selections from Acts for the first reading during the season of Easter. In Acts 11, Peter is questioned by some of the other early Christian leaders for […]

Worship Resources for May 8th, 2022—Fourth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day (U.S.)

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 Narrative Lectionary: Paul and Silas, Acts 16:16-34 (Luke 6:18-19, 22-23) In the U.S. this Sunday is Mother’s Day. This can be both a celebratory and a painful Sunday. For women who are struggling with fertility, those unable to have children, and those who have […]

Worship Resources for May 1st, 2022—Third Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Narrative Lectionary: Paul’s Conversion, Acts 9:1-19a (Matthew 6:24) The Revised Common Lectionary begins with selections from Acts during the season of Easter. The Narrative Lectionary readings also turn to Acts and follows the same passage this week. Saul, who was persecuting the early […]

Worship Resources for April 24, 2022—Second Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 Narrative Lectionary: Thomas, John 20:19-21 (Psalm 145:13-21) The first selection for the Revised Common Lectionary during the Easter Season is from Acts in lieu of the Hebrew Scripture reading. Peter and other apostles were brought before the council and the high […]

Worship Resources for April 17th, 2022–Easter Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 Narrative Lectionary: Resurrection of our Lord, John 20:1-18 (Psalm 118:21-29) Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! In the Easter season, the first scripture reading for the Revised Common Lectionary is usually from […]

Worship Resource for April 10th, 2022—Palm and Passion Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary Palm Sunday: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40 Passion Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:15-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 Narrative Lectionary: Jesus’s Last Words, John 19:16b-22, or Triumphal Entry, John 12:12-27 (Psalm 24) We begin Palm Sunday’s readings with Psalm 118, a psalm of thanksgiving for God’s deliverance from both […]

Worship Resources for April 3, 2022—Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 Narrative Lectionary: Jesus Condemned, John 19:1-16a (Psalm 146) The prophet Isaiah speaks to the people returning from exile on behalf of God in Isaiah 43:16-21 that God will make a way for them. As God made a way for the people in the Exodus […]

Worship Resources for March 27th, 2022—Fourth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Narrative Lectionary: Jesus and Pilate, John 18:28-40 (Psalm 145:10-13) When the Israelites arrived at the promised land, they kept the Passover in Joshua 5:9-12. God had provided manna in the wilderness, but on that day, they ate the produce of the land […]