Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/8/16 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter)

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Paul and Silas in prison, 1867. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh                                                 Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. On the Seventh Sunday of Easter, we mark the transition between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Jesus has completed his earthly ministry and has been taken up into heaven. The disciples… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/1/16 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter)

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Baptism of Lydia by Marie Ellenrieder, 1861. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Christian church expands into Europe, John describes his vision of the New Jerusalem, and Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples. Acts 16:9-15: Acts tells… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 4/17/16 (The Fourth Sunday of Easter)

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Raising of Tabitha by Louis Testelin, 1652. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. The Fourth Sunday of Easter is often referred to 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… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/27/16 Easter Day)

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Noli me tangere (Touch me not) by Titian, c. 1512. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2.14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John20:1-18. 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 Resurrection; and Mary… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/13/16 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent)

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The Anointing of Jesus. Window at St. Pierre Church, Druex, France. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God promised to deliver his people from exile in Babylon, Paul realized living according to the law was worthless compared to the great gift of knowing Jesus Christ, and Mary… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/6/16 (The Fourth Sunday in Lent)

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The return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt (1642). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. . Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Israelites celebrate their first Passover in the Promised Land, Paul reminds us that we are ambassadors for Christ, and Jesus tells the parable of the Prodigal Son…. Read more »