Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: 4/30/17 (The Third Sunday of Easter)

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Baptism of the people by Andrea del Sarto c.1516. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have great texts to continue our Easter celebration. Three thousand people are baptized, the psalmist praises God for his saving help, Peter urges disciples to live lives of purity and deep loving,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/16/17 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday)

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 By Barbara Klugh Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Happy Easter! This week’s readings are about a living hope of new life for all God’s children—even us—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Acts 10:34-43: The Book of Acts describes the… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/9/17 (The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday)

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 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14 – 27:66. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This Sunday begins Holy Week, the week preceding Easter and the most significant week of the church year. In this week’s readings, we ponder Isaiah’s account of the humiliation and vindication of… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/2/17 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent)

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Ezekiel’s vision from Luther Bible, 1534. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our texts this week reveal the power of God to bring about restoration and new life. Ezekiel 37:1-14: Ezekiel was a temple priest who was exiled to Babylon in 597 BC along with three thousand… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 03/19/17 (The Third Sunday in Lent)

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By Barbara Klugh Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God instructs Moses to strike a particular rock to get water for the thirsty Israelites, Paul tells us about the growth that comes from being in right relationship with God, and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 03/12/17 (The Second Sunday in Lent)

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Jesus and Nicodemus by William Brassey Hole (1846-1917). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John  3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God calls Abram to leave everything he knows and go to a new land—and he obeys, Paul explains that Abram was righteous because he obeyed God’s call by faith, and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 03/05/17 (The First Sunday in Lent)

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 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent (literally “springtime”) is the time when we Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days. We prepare to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ by… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 02/26/17 (The Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

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 By Barbara Klugh Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is known as Transfiguration Sunday because we always read the amazing story of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. Our readings this week inform and support each… Read more »