Posts Tagged: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/2/16 (The 20th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Jeremiah lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, we disciples experience the full range of human emotions—from total despair and hopelessness to faith and trust in God’s power and sustaining presence. Lamentations 1:1-6: Lamentations is a heartbreaking book… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/25/16 (The 19th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Jeremiah detail by Barthélémy d’Eyck, c.1445. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings,  Jeremiah offers hope for the future, Paul instructs Timothy and us about the proper Christian attitude regarding wealth, and Jesus tells a parable about the eternal consequences of greed. Jeremiah… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/18/16 (The 18th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah grieves for his people, Paul tells us to pray for everyone, and Jesus challenges us to choose who—or what we will serve. Jeremiah 8:18-9:1: Our reading this week is… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/11/16 (The 17th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Jesus the Good Shepherd Icon detail.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah announces God’s drastic judgment, Paul is jubilant and humbled by God’s forgiveness, and Jesus tells us what makes the heavens rejoice. Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28: This week’s reading is a… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/4/16 (The 16th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Jesus teaching. Window at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah warns the house of Israel to turn away from their evil ways, Paul writes a personal letter regarding the return of a slave to his master, and Jesus defines… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/28/16 (The 15th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Wedding Banquet by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, c. 1616. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16; Luke 14:1,7-14. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jesus, Jeremiah, and the author of Hebrews seemed especially inspired by the Spirit. It’s interesting that the root of the word “inspire” means to breathe, to blow upon—and we can… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/21/16 (The 14th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Public domain photo with text added by B. Klugh.

 By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Jeremiah answers God’s call to become a prophet despite his feelings of inadequacy, the author of Hebrews tells how the gospel of Jesus has ushered in a new approach to God,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/14/16 (The 13th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Fire sculpture outside the Tate Modern. Public domain, via Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Isaiah speaks of Israel in the parable of the vineyard, the author of Hebrews tells of heroes of the faith, and Jesus speaks of the divisions that discipleship may bring…. Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/7/16 (The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ)

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 By Barbara Klugh Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Luke 9: 28-36. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is observed on August 6, and we will use the lectionary for the Transfiguration instead of the Sunday lectionary for Proper 14. We’ll read… Read more »