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 […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday April 2nd – Fifth Lent

Lectionary Texts:  Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 by Leah Ellison Bradley, based on texts from the New Revised Standard Version and The Message. Theme: Dry Bones Dance A Choral Reading – Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A Based upon texts from the New Revised Standard Version and The Message. Ezekiel:  The hand of the LORD came upon […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 26, 2017

Texts: I Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 Theme:  God uses the things that are not, the nobodies, and invites them to be recipients  of God’s grace; guiding those who are willing to be led into an ever deeper understanding of who the Triune God is. Message: Among the abundance of this week’s […]

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 […]