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Blessed are the maskwearers,
who help prevent passing on of illness.
Blessed are the maskmakers,
who are blessing us with their craft.
Blessed are the ones on the front lines,
who are doing their part to slow the spread, care for the sick, and provide emergency support.
Blessed are […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10
Narrative Lectionary: Church at Thessalonica, Acts 17:1-9, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (Mark 13:9-11)
After the day of Pentecost, the believers began to gather in each other’s homes, and thus the first churches began in Acts 2:42-47. They broke bread together, prayed together, and listened […]
The fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day is April 22nd.
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
Narrative Lectionary: Peter Heals in Jerusalem, Acts 3:1-10 (Mark 6:53-56)
We continue Peter’s bold proclamation on the day of Pentecost to those who had gathered in Jerusalem in Acts 2:14a, 36-41. Peter […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
Narrative Lectionary: You Shall Be My Witnesses, Acts 1:1-14 (Mark 6:7-13)
For the season of Easter, the Revised Common Lectionary begins with passages from Acts that proclaim the Risen Christ. The selection from Acts 2 is Peter’s bold declaration on the day […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
Narrative Lectionary: Resurrection, Mark 16:1-8 (Psalm 118:21-27)
On Easter Sunday, the Revised Common Lectionary begins with Peter’s revelation that God has raised Jesus Christ from the dead and that all who believe have forgiveness […]
In this world of COVID-19, most of us are worshiping at home and not at our churches. So how do we observe Maundy Thursday or Good Friday? (See my post for Palm/Passion Sunday; scroll down for ideas on how to celebrate at home).
My suggestion for Maundy Thursday is to adapt a Maundy Thursday service […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
Narrative Lectionary: End of the Age, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37 (Psalm 102:12-17)
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, I am changing the way I usually create resources and making unison or single leader […]
In a previous article in the Christian Citizen, I shared my experience as a pastor in Seattle, detailing how quickly COVID-19 has impacted our community and especially our church in an eight-day timeframe. For this article, I’d like to share some tips and practices for planning worship and pastoral care.
Planning Worship: cancelling a […]
Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Narrative Lectionary: Greatest Commandment, Mark 12:28-44 (Psalm 89:1-4)
The prophet Samuel is distressed with the prospect of having to anoint a new […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019