Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 12, Second Sunday in Lent

Texts: Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9 Message: “Listen to Him!” Now when God is directly quoted, we who read better pay attention!  This word directly from God Himself was first for the disciples who were present, but the synoptic gospel  writers intended that it also be heard by all […]

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 February 12, 2017

Texts:    Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; Matthew 5:21-37; I Corinthians 3:1-9 Theme:  “Two ways diverged in a wood, and I?”: which way are you going to choose? Message: All these texts present a choice — God/Jesus’ way or way of the flesh/not God. The one path leads to life the other to death. The choice […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, February 5, 2017

Texts:Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10); 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20 Reflection: I remember a number of years ago attending a lecture of a well-known theologian. My seminary classmates and I were looking forward to the excellent intellectual stimulation that surely would be prompted by his speech. No doubt great ideas and provocative insights would […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, January 29, 2017

Lectionary (4th Sunday after the Epiphany): Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12 Theme: With Blessing Comes Responsibility Reflection: (Micah) “You don’t like me.” Recently, that has been my 5 year-old’s immediate response when my husband or I correct his behavior and he is given a consequence. “That is not true,” we reply. […]

EvangeLectionary for Sunday, January 22, 2017

Texts:Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 Reflection: Have you ever tried to hold a conversation with a five-year-old about some imaginary part of their life? The conversation does not need to go on for long before joining in, making peace with their imaginary friend or taking an interest in the world […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 25, 2016

Lectionary Texts: Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 Does God communicate with humankind? During the Christmas season, films, television movie, and popular culture speak of signs from God. The incarnation is the ultimate sign from God – Immanuel – “God with us” is God in flesh; fully alive and fully revelatory of God’s vision of history. […]