Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 29, 2015

By Kwasi Kena Lectionary (Year B): Liturgy of the Psalms, Psalm 118:1-2,19-29; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-16 or Liturgy of the Passion, Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47 Theme: The Hope of Peace Liturgy of the Psalms – Gospel Texts Mark 11:1-11 and John 12:12-16 Message: My heart is filled with conflicted emotions as […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, February 15, 2015

By Kwasi Kena Lectionary (Year B): 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6 2; Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Theme: “Godly Companionship” Message: Few would argue that people are, by nature, social creatures. We learn how to function in society through interaction with others. We observe, we act, we receive feedback, we adjust. We learn values from our […]

Weekly Reflection: July 24, 2011

Lectionary (Year A) Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Theme: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Messages: Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 Overview: How many of us have examined something from various angles to try to gain better understanding? Similarly, Jesus’ multiple-use of parables about the Kingdom of God served as a […]

Weekly Lectionary Reflection: July 17, 2011

Lectionary (Year A) Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 28:10-19a, Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Theme: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Messages: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: Living Among Thorns This week’s Gospel reading highlights a perpetual fact, wheat and weeds frequently co-exist in farmed fields. Farmers plant crops in various ways: some plant in rows while […]

Weekly Lectionary Reflection: July 10th

Lectionary (Year A) Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 25, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Theme: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Message: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 The Parable of the Sower is one of many parables recorded by Matthew. In lieu of direct confrontation, which may have been life threatening, Jesus frequently used parables to […]

Weekly Reflection: July 3, 2011

Lectionary (Year A) Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 or Psalm 72, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Theme: Third Sunday After Pentecost Message: The season of Pentecost provides us with the ongoing opportunity to invite Christian believers to renew their faith. This is a time for the church to refocus on evangelism, […]

Book Review: Introducing the Missional Church

Reviewed by Steve Manskar Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One by Alan J. Roxburgh and M. Scott Boren Baker Books, 2009 ISBN 978-0801072123 In their introduction to Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One, the authors quote Dr. Rowan Williams, the […]