Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year C

Two by Two 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 In scripture the number seven or its multiples stands for completeness, totality, fulfillment. We see this in Genesis 10 (the seventy nations of the world) and … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year C

Altar Call 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 Jesus apostles did not volunteer for the task – they were chosen when he called to them and said, “Follow me.” Elisha was given the task … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year C

Overcoming Evil 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 The thread for today’s readings is the difficulty in overcoming evil forces. In the Old Testament lesson, the Prophet Elijah has been threatened with … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 6, Year C

Forgiveness 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a Psalm 5:1-8 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3 Congregations practice hospitality as a way of welcoming stranger and visitor into the forgiving fellowship of the church. Today’s Gospel is an example of how Jesus offers forgiveness. … Continue reading

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