Evangelectionary for Sunday, September 3rd

Texts: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 Theme:  The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob still calls people today, still hears the cries of the             oppressed, and still comes down to bring liberty to the captive. And ordinary people are        called to become part of God’s mission in the […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, August 27

Texts: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Theme:  We are invited to number ourselves among those who fear God and do the right thing; even when that means disobedience to the one who wields political, social, or economic power. Message: The reflections this week and next week will focus on the Exodus texts. […]

Evangelectionary Reflection for Sunday, August 20

By Jonathan Shively Focus Texts:  Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 133 Reflection: Today’s texts brought two things immediately to mind. The first is that some of us tend to sabotage ourselves and the mission God has for us. How do we sabotage? Well, sometimes by taking actions that we know work against the desired outcome. But […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday August 13th

Texts: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45; or 1 Kings 19:9-18 and Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 Message:  “The Right Perspective” The gospel text is our “missional” text for this Sunday and it is one that is bound to capture the attention of young and old alike.  It is a story told […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, August 6th

Lectionary (Year A):  Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 or 15:10-28 Theme: Pure Grace Message:  “Merciful to All” Comparing Biblical Israel to the church this Romans 11:32 passage could be interpreted to indicate that mission activity abroad and in communities may lead to the revival of the church within. Quote(s): “Resistance at […]

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 […]