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Lectionary Reflection: The First Sunday after the Epiphany

By Carol James

Friday, January 5

Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 It’s not hard to see why people in early Palestinian cultures would view water as a deeply holy substance: life-giving, purifying, primal and revered. Our reading from...

Lectionary Reflection: The First Sunday after Christmas

By Carol James

Friday, December 29

Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 It’s an odd time of year to be looking for hope and new beginnings. A little bedraggled from the stresses of the festive season, we stumble across the...

Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Friday, December 22

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 A homeless God. That story didn’t start with Mary and Joseph looking for a motel room in Bethlehem but from the ancient Jewish tradition. Today David is...

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: Second Sunday of Advent

By Lindsey Crittenden

Friday, December 8

Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 The words of today’s readings are familiar to many of us – Isaiah’s promise of comfort and sanctuary; Mark’s leading up to the narrative of Jesus’ ministry with...

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