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Lectionary Reflection: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Joe Garity

Monday, September 10

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10, 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 Faith vs. acts. This is one of those topics that reverberates throughout Christian history. What matters more: my personal faith or what I do?...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 31

Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above.” James reminds us that God first, foremost and eternally offers...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, August 24

1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 Today’s reading from John’s gospel concludes the bread of life discourse. After feeding five thousand with a few loaves, Jesus identifies himself with the bread...

Lectionary Reflection: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 17

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is more than a little insistent on how he nourishes the people of God; it’s hardly surprising that some of...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 10

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus encounters some literal-minded folks who are unhappy with an image he uses, one that is central to what...

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