Posts Tagged: Barbara Klugh

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 28, 2015 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Resurrection of Jairus’ daughter by Vasily Polenov (1844-1927). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, David grieves the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, Paul promotes good financial stewardship, and Jesus heals a woman and a girl. 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: This week… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 21, 2015 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt (1606-1669). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have two familiar—and still thrilling—lessons this week: David defeats Goliath and Jesus calms the storm. 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49: If you remember from last week’s… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 14, 2015 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

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Samuel anoints David by Victor Biennoury, 1842. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Samuel anoints David to be king, Paul reminds us of the new life offered in Christ, and Jesus tells parables to explain the kingdom of God. 1 Samuel… Read more »

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 5/24/15 (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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Baptism of the Eunuch, by Rembrandt (1606 - 1669). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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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Painting by Martinus Antonius Kuytenbrouwer (1821–1897). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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 »