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Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/24/15 (The Day of Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh  Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, which always falls fifty days after Easter and marks the end of the Easter season. At Pentecost, we celebrate the presence and… 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 »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/3/15 (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

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By Barbara Klugh Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Acts 8:26-40: This week’s reading comes after Stephen was martyred and persecution of the Christians increased. But instead of silencing Jesus’ followers, Stephen’s death resulted in the spread of the gospel as… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 4/26/15 (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

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By Barbara Klugh Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday, an apt metaphor that captures the redeeming—and ongoing—work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each year, the lectionary appoints Psalm 23 and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 4/5/15 (Easter Day)

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The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;  1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  Happy Easter! In this week’s readings we have an abundance of Good News. Peter realizes that the Gospel is for everyone, not just the Jews; Paul explains the significance of the… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/29/15 (Palm Sunday)

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Entry into Jerusalem, by Giotto (1266 - 1337). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  The Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  The Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 13:22-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11: Our first Gospel reading this week is Mark’s account of Jesus… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/22/15 (Fifth Sunday in Lent)

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By Barbara Klugh  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Extraordinary readings this week: Jeremiah offers God’s people the hope of a new covenant, David prays for God’s forgiveness and mercy, the author of Hebrews teaches us that Jesus is our Great High… Read more »