Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/4/15 (Second Sunday after Christmas Day)

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Christ among the Doctors, by Giovanni Serodine (1600 - 1630). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Luke 2:41-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah has a message of hope to God’s people, Paul tells Christians that God chose us for a reason—that we should be holy and blameless in God’s sight,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/28/14 (First Sunday after Christmas)

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Facsimile edition of William Tyndale's 1525 English translation of the New Testament. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings we hear a song of thanksgiving to God for the vindication and redemption of God’s people in Jerusalem, Paul teaches us that we become children of God through… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/14/14 (Third Sunday of Advent)

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Sermon of St John the Baptist by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1526 - 1569). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text.  In this week’s readings, we have more beautiful poetry of hope from the Book of Isaiah, Paul gives us more instruction on living as good Christians, and John the Baptist confounds the priests,… Read more »

 Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/7/14 (Second Sunday of Advent)

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By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Isaiah offers words of hope and forgiveness, Peter tells us how to live until Jesus comes again, and we are introduced to John the Baptist in Mark’s gospel. Isaiah: This… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/30/14 (First Sunday of Advent)

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Christ in Glory, by Annibale Carracci (1560 -1609). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Lectionary Year B: This Sunday we begin Year B in our three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) cycle, which focuses on the gospel of Mark. A lectionary is simply the list of assigned readings throughout… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/23/14 (Christ the King Sunday)

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By Giovanni Antonio Sogliani (1531). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Christ the King: This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, known as Christ the King Sunday. Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925 to remind Christians that our… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/9/14 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost)

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Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, by William Blake (1757 - 1827). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In our readings for this coming weekend, Joshua renews the covenant, Paul writes about the Rapture, and Jesus tells us to be prepared. Joshua: Our reading this week is about the renewal of the… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/2/14 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 1-7: 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s reading we have the miraculous story of the Israelites crossing the Jordan River, Paul encourages us to live lives worthy of God, and Jesus teaches the importance of servanthood and humility…. Read more »