Author Archives: Sharon Ely Pearson

About Sharon Ely Pearson

Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated

Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Baptism | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Advent 2: Year B

Repent Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a, 18 Mark 1:1-8 John’s ministry is one of preparation, calling people to repentance, baptism, confession and forgiveness – the elements of our own preparation for encountering the living God. There is … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Baptism | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Advent 1: Year B

Watch. Wait. Be ready. Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-18 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Chapter 13 of Mark is full of ominous signs and strong words of advice. It may seem obscure to us today, but it is full of distinctly … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Prayers | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 29 Year A

Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering … Continue reading

Posted in Ordinary Time | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving

All our many blessings come from God’s good creation. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4-9 John 6:25-35 The church recognizes the traditional Thanksgiving holiday as a holy day for our land, life, and heritage. We are called to be faithful … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Common Prayer, Eucharist, Prayers, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 28 Year A

Being ready Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 We have the responsibility to use our talents to mirror God’s creative action in the world. What we do shows forth the glory of God, no matter how insignificant … Continue reading

Posted in Ordinary Time | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

All Saints’ Day: Year A

Hungering for righteousness Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Feast Days, Saints | Tagged , , | 1 Comment