Author: Rev Mindi

Worship Resources for September 26th, 2021—Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 10:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 Narrative Lectionary: Jacob’s Dream, Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23, 28:10-17 In Jewish tradition, the book of Esther is part of the Wisdom literature, and the selections for today tell the story of the celebration of Purim. Taking place […]

Embracing Failure

Merriam-Webster’s definition(s) of failure: 1a: omission of occurrence or performance b: (1): a state of inability to perform a normal function (2): an abrupt cessation of normal functioning c: a fracturing or giving way under stress 2a: lack of success b: a failing in business (bankruptcy) 3a: a falling short (deficiency) b: deterioration, decay 4: […]

Worship Resources for September 19th, 2021—Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Narrative Lectionary: Binding of Isaac, Genesis 21:1-3, 22:1-14 (John 1:29) Continuing the theme of Wisdom Literature in the first selection of the Hebrew Scriptures, the book of Proverbs closes with these verses about a Woman of Valor (the NRSV […]

Worship Resources for September 12th, 2021—Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 116:1-9; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 Narrative Lectionary: Creation by the Word, Genesis 1:1-2:4a (John 1:1-5) The first selection of the Hebrew Scriptures continues the theme of Wisdom Literature, in this second half of the season after Pentecost. In Proverbs, Wisdom is personified as a woman, […]

Worship Resources for September 5th, 2021—Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 Narrative Lectionary: Series on Sacraments—Mutual Consolation of the Saints, Matthew 18:15-20, or Series on Revelation, 21:1-6, 22:1-5 (John 16:20-22) The first selection of the Hebrew scriptures has turned to Wisdom literature, in the second half of […]

Worship Resources for August 29th, 2021—Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9; Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Narrative Lectionary: Series on Sacraments—Lord’s Supper, 1 Samuel 21:1-9; Mark 14:12-25 or Series on Revelation, 13:1-18 (John 12:30-32) The first selection in the Hebrew scriptures shifts midway through this season, from following the rise […]

Worship Resources for August 22nd, 2021—Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 Narrative Lectionary: Sacraments—Lord’s Supper, Psalm 65 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, or Revelation: 6:1-8, 7:9-17 (John 14:1-4) After King David’s death, King Solomon established worship in the temple in 1 Kings 8. Solomon remembered […]

Worship Resources for August 15th, 2021—Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Narrative Lectionary: Series on Sacraments—Baptism, Psalm 84 and Romans 6:1-11, or Series on Revelation, 5:1-13 (John 1:29-31) This is one of those occasions with the whole of the Revised Common Lectionary—both selections from the Hebrew scriptures in this […]