Author Archives: Sharon Ely Pearson

About Sharon Ely Pearson

Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated

Trinity Sunday, Year B

Holy, Holy, Holy Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-7 Trinity Sunday is different from most feast days on the liturgical calendar because it celebrates a doctrine of the Church rather than an … Continue reading

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The Feast of Pentecost, Year B

The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers Christians for ministry in the world. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 God has opened the hearts of the faithful people by sending … Continue reading

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Ascension Day – All Years

Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 OR Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 14:44-53 Jesus promised his disciples to send them his Father’s promised gift – the Holy Spirit. He led them to Bethany and blessed them with his hands raised. As he … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Love One Another as Friends Acts of the Apostles 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Today’s theme is of the new community formed out of the resurrection and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the life of … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Vines and Branches Acts of the Apostles Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 What is to be done with branches that bear no fruit? Jesus’ seventh, final “I am” statement is featured in today’s Gospel. The desired relationship between … Continue reading

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Easter Day: Year B

Jesus is Risen! Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 Today is the most important day of the Christian calendar. It is the Feast of the Resurrection – a point upon which all our faith is grounded. … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It is finished. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22:1-21 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1 – 19:40 Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of our Lord. It is known as “Good” because of the new life brought about by … Continue reading

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