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Revised Common Lectionary: Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7 or Luke 1:46b-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)
Narrative Lectionary: Jesus as Immanuel, Matthew 1:18-25 (Psalm 23:1-4, or verse 4 only)
The prophet Micah speaks of a new king, a shepherd king, in 5:2-5a. This shepherd king will not come from the other kings of Jerusalem, but will […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
Narrative Lectionary: Light to the Nations, Isaiah 42:1-9 (Matthew 12:15-21)
The prophet Zephaniah, speaking words of hope to a people who’d been led astray by so many rulers and priests before them, speaks of how God has taken away the judgment against them in […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6
Narrative Lectionary: Esther 4:1-17 (Matthew 5:13-16)
The prophet Malachi, in 3:1-4, declares that a messenger is being sent to prepare the way for God. The messenger of the covenant will come like refiner’s fire and like a purifying soap. The messenger is going to […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Narrative Lectionary: Faith as a Way of Life, Habakkuk 1:1-7; 2:1-4; 3: (3b-6), 17-19 (Matthew 26:36-38)
The prophet Jeremiah, about to head into exile, speaks words of hope from God to the people. Jeremiah declares that God will fulfill the promises made to […]
Revised Common Lectionary: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 and Psalm 132: 1-12 (13-18); Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
Narrative Lectionary: Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon, Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 (Matthew 21:12-13)
We come to the end of the Season after Pentecost, and our first selection from the Hebrew Scriptures began with the rise of the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Samuel 1:4-10 and 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Daniel 12:1-3 and Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13:1-8
Thanksgiving: Joel 2:21-27 and Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33
Narrative Lectionary: Swords into Plowshares, Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4 (Matthew 5:14)
The first selection of the Hebrew scriptures is the story […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 and Psalm 127; 1 Kings 17:8-16 and Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
Narrative Lectionary: Micah, (1:3-5); 5:2-5a; 6:6-8 (Matthew 9:13)
Our first selection of the Hebrew Scriptures through the season after Pentecost began with the rise of the kings of Israel for the first half of the season. […]
God of Life,
We are at a loss of what to say.
There are no words that can bring comfort.
No words that can bring healing.
Nothing we can do that can end the pain so many are experiencing.
O God, we are angry.
Angry that white supremacy and antisemitism […]
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All Saints Day: Isaiah 25:6-9 and Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44
Ruth 1:1-18 and Psalm 146; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34
Narrative Lectionary: Elisha Heals Naaman, 2 Kings 5:1-15a (Matthew 8:2-3)
For All Saints Day, the Revised Common Lectionary begins with Isaiah’s vision of the heavenly […]