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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year A

Sow within us, God Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The Third Discourse of Matthew 13 consists of a number of parables on why some hear and accept the Gospel, while others reject it. This was an … 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 Great Vigil of Easter

The Easter Vigil is the most important service of the Christian year. In the early church, the catechumens, their sponsors, and catechists gathered for an all-night storytelling session that culminated in baptism, the proclamation of the resurrection, and the Eucharist. … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Fish Stories Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Words that connect today’s readings do not seem connected at all: fish, risk and urgency. We hear the familiar story of Jesus calling his disciples to make them … Continue reading

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Connecting Children’s Books to the Lectionary

Children’s Literature: A Resource for Ministry For years Union Presbyterian Seminary and the William Smith Morton Library in Richmond, Virginia has hosted a blog called Story Path for connecting children’s literature with themes of faith and spirituality. It is a … Continue reading

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The Lectionary & Stewardship

Luke’s parables offer themes of stewardship There are great stories from the Gospel of Luke that are a part of the present lectionary series. For examples look ahead to the texts in September. September 5: Luke 14:25-33 – ¬†Two parables … Continue reading

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