Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 19 – Third of Lent

by Kathryn Huey, United Church of Christ Third Sunday in Lent Year A Focus Scripture: John 4:5-42 Theme: Thirsty Voices Prayer: Enduring Presence, goal and guide, you go before and await our coming. Only our thirst compels us beyond complaint to conversation, beyond rejection to relationship. Pour your love into our hearts, that, refreshed and renewed, we may […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday March 5th: First of Lent

The lectionary passages for reflection. The First Sunday in Lent, 3/9/14, Matthew 4:1-11 (RCL, Year A) Theme: Repent to live more justly.  A fresh way in repentance – repent or change and grow to be more loving and just in every part of daily life; especially in deciding how to cast your votes and in […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, February 19 2017

Texts: Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; I Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 Theme:   O Church, be holy/perfect for the good of the world. Message:     The parallels between Lev. 19:2 “You shall be holy…” and Matt. 5:49 “Be perfect…” cannot be missed; which will require the preacher to unpack the meaning of “perfection”, for there […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday January 8, 2017

Lectionary Texts (Year A): Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17 Focus Text: Matthew 3:13-17 (with support from Isaiah 42:1-9) Theme: The Transforming Servant Reflection: “Remember your baptism!” In many churches this Sunday, Martin Luther’s famous words will resonate in a special way, calling us to anchor ourselves in that initial moment of God’s public claim on our lives. But […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, January 1st, 2017, Second Sunday after Christmas

Texts:  Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-9, 10-18 Message:  “Don’t Leave Home Without It!” Remember those who left home, but not without hope: Abraham, Israel (exile), Joseph and Mary, Jesus, Apostle Paul, Jews of the dispersion, immigrants, including those who came to America and still are coming.  Remember the times in our own […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 4, 2016

Texts: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12   Message:  “Don’t Leave Home Without It!” Remember those who left home, but not without hope: Abraham, Israel (exile), Joseph and Mary, Jesus, Apostle Paul, Jews of the dispersion, immigrants, including those who came to America and still are coming.  Remember the times in our […]

Small Church on a Big Mission

While we often hear stories about big companies, the reality is that the majority of businesses—99 percent, in fact—are small. The same is true for churches. Megachurches might get most of the press, but small churches can accomplish a lot. I am grateful to be called to serve as a pastor of a small church […]