Posts By: Barbara Klugh

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 7, 2015 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

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Stained glass window of Jesus Teaching attributed to the Quaker City Glass Company of Philadelphia (1912). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Saul becomes Israel’s first king, Paul looks beyond his present suffering to his eternal home, and Jesus is accused of demonic possession by the scribes. 1… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/31/15 (First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday)

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By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29;  Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Trinity Sunday: This Sunday celebrates the doctrine of the Trinity—the unity of the three Persons of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In Journey into the Heart of God, Philip Pfatteicher says, “Trinity… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/17/15 (Seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after Ascension Day)

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Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles, by Duccio (1260 - 1318). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1;  1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This is the last Sunday of the Easter season, is sometimes called “Expectation Sunday.” It occurs during the nine days between the Ascension of Christ and Pentecost. Acts 1:15-17, 21-26: Before… Read more »