Tag Archives: Lectionary

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year B

Jesus’ compassion 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Jesus knows that a tough schedule leads to burnout, so he seeks a time and place where the disciples, after their training mission, can relax and rest (6:30-32). … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year B

Death of a Prophet 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 When the disciples began to spread the word of Jesus, the authorities took notice. Herod, terrorized by his guilty conscience, believed that Jesus was John the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year B

Sent Out For God 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 Beginning in Chapter 6, Mark’s story of Jesus moves out beyond the familiar territory near the Sea of Galilee. Skepticism abounds in Jesus’ hometown. Why? … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year B

God’s Power to Heal 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 Today we have two remarkable stories of healings by Jesus, one story told within the other. In both cases, the individuals involved have come to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Proper 5: Year B

The Eternal  1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:30-35 Because we look not at what can be see but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot … 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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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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