Author Archives: Sharon Ely Pearson

About Sharon Ely Pearson

Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated

Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year A

The cost of discipleship Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 The disciples were sent out by Jesus to do nothing but make present God’s liberating power among the people. They heal the sick, preach release to the … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: Year A

The God who creates, redeems, and sanctifies is revealed to us in three persons. Genesis 1:1-24a Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 The relationship of love among the three persons of the Trinity … Continue reading

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The Day of Pentecost: Year A

Filled with the Holy Spirit Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 With the wind and tongues of fire, the Day of Pentecost is upon us, as we experience the glorious climax … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The Spirit of Truth Acts of the Apostles 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The way, the truth, the life Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises his eternal presence will be with them. However, “to believe” (v. 1) involves committing the whole self to the … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Year A

Living in Community Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus, teaching through a parable, describes himself as a shepherd who cares for his sheep, whose sheep follow … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday of Easter: Year A

Sacramental life Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-25 The risen Christ is known in the sharing of the word and in the breaking of bread. This is the form of the Eucharist … Continue reading

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