Posts Tagged: Psalm 80

Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/18/16 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

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 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This is the last Sunday before Christmas, so it’s not surprising that our readings point to the birth of Jesus. Isaiah 7:10-16: Setting the scene: The year is around 735 BC, Ahaz is king… 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 11/30/14 (First Sunday of Advent)

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Christ in Glory, by Annibale Carracci (1560 -1609). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Lectionary Year B: This Sunday we begin Year B in our three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) cycle, which focuses on the gospel of Mark. A lectionary is simply the list of assigned readings throughout… Read more »