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Engaging the Word: 5/28/17 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day)

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 By Barbara Klugh Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10. 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:5-11; John 17:1-11. Go to for the weekly lectionary text. The Sunday between Ascension Day and Pentecost is sometimes called “Expectation Sunday.” This is the time when the followers of Jesus devote themselves to prayer while they wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts… Read more »

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 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 »