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 […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 30th

Lectionary: Acts 2:14a, 36–41, Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19, 1 Peter 1:17–23, Luke 24:13–35 Theme: Living as Easter People Reflection: My 5 year-old son gets really excited when he realizes that is it communion Sunday. It might have something to do with the yummy Hawaiian bread that is served, but after receiving, he always asks if he […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 23

Lectionary: Acts 2:1–14, 22–32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31 Reflection: Doubting Thomas Poor Thomas … he gets saddled with being the one disciple who had profound doubts about Jesus’ resurrection. Clearly the other ten got it. Right? Maybe not so much. There they were. Ten disciples … maybe more, we really don’t know how […]

Evangelectionary for Easter Sunday, April 16

Here’s an early Easter gift from Bruce Laverman: Lectionary Sources: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 Theme: Who is the Jesus you’re looking for today? Message: “Who Are You Looking For?” Jesus asks Mary Magdalene the question in the garden cemetery on the morning of His resurrection. Jesus encounters us today in the midst […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 9, Palm/Passion Sunday

Texts: Palm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21: 1-11, Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 Message:  “Who is This?” In spite of all the excitement of the scene, in spite of the shouting and the singing and the tossing of coats and hats in the air and the waving of […]