Evangelectionary for Sunday, July 9

Texts: Sunday, July 6, 2014, Genesis 25:19-34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45:10-17 (or Song of Song 2:8-13; or Zechariah 9:9-12 and Psalm 145:8-14; Romans 7:15-25; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Message:  “Come to Me!” Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 When Jesus says , “My yoke is easy,” he means it fits, it’s appropriate, it is right for us.  Because the […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday June 25

Texts:  Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Writer: Jonathan Shively Reflection on Faithfulness: I have a friend who in her mid 40s has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. As pervasive as cancer is, I suspect you may have a relative or friend who has fought a similar battle. Maybe you yourself […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday June 18

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20  Theme: The Triune God blessed the world at the creation and invites us to offer that blessing to those who need to know they are blessed by God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Message: This is Trinity Sunday which can seem very abstract for […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday June 11 – Pentecost

All readings for the WeekActs 2:1-21 or Num 11:24-30Ps 104:24-34, 35b1 Cor 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21John 20:19-23 or John 7:34-39Focus Questions1. What are the different kinds of “languages” spoken in church today?2. In what ways do you share Peter’s experience, of interpreting the present moment in your life through the lens of Scripture?3. How do […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, May 21st

Texts: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Theme: Experience and Response Message: In the passage from Acts, Paul addresses the Athenians about their worship of an unknown god. Paul is revealing the living God of all creation.  Paul’s description of God (the theological statement made by Paul) is compelling and important. He describes a […]

Evangelectionary for May 14

Texts: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31;1-5, 15-16; John 14:1-14; I Peter 2:2-10 Theme: As the chosen people of God, we are invited into relationship with Jesus to participate in the transformation of the world to the glory of the Father. Message: Between a portion of John 14:1-14 often being read at funerals and the recently released […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, May 7th

Fourth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 2: 42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10 Message:  “The Good Shepherd” Have you ever seen, on video or, even better, in person, the Navajo shepherd herding their sheep in Monument Valley?  Well, on the reservation the role of the shepherd of the sheep has not changed that much […]