Tag Archives: Lectionary

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year A

The Foundation of Faith Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 It remains a perennial problem. We know we are God’s children through water and the word. We know the gifts of the Spirit are ours through the community. … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year A

Faith brings salvation to all Genesis 45:1-5 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15 (10-20), 21-28 Midway through this green season of Pentecost, we are reminded about what it means to be church. Today we go deeper, as Jesus points … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year A

The hidden power of the kingdom of God Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today’s gospel reading is a challenging series of parables about the “kingdom of heaven.” While the subject of the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year A

Wheat or Weeds? Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds (King James … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year A

The relief of following Jesus Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45:11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Today’s Gospel offers familiar words of comfort, as it is said during the Holy Eucharist, Rite I (BCP 332): Come … Continue reading

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Season After Pentecost, Proper 8: Year A

Exploring Genesis in Ordinary Time Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We have now settled into the “green” in our liturgical calendar, having spent the Easter season in white, followed by the red of Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. … 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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