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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent

By Carol James

Friday, December 15

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Many scholars believe that Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians was among the earliest preserved writings of the new Christian community. The community of believers in...

Lectionary Reflection: First Sunday of Advent

By Carol James

Friday, December 1

Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 Keep awake.   Our readings today vividly remind us that waiting for God’s transformative power to break in our world is not a safe or...

Lectionary Reflection: All Saints’ Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, November 3

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.” Our reading from the first letter of John offers us...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, October 27

Leviticus 19:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46 In our readings today, God’s call to us seems so simple: love each other and love God. It’s core to who we are that we...

Lectionary Reflection: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, September 22

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 “It’s not fair!” That heart-cry has sprung from the lips of so many children — do you remember saying it yourself? As we grow older, perhaps we...

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