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A collection of insights into and commentary on the lectionary and its readings.
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Easter 6 B - John 15:9-17

Easter 6 B - John 15:9-17 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
John 15:9-17
It is significant that this “status update” from servant to friend occurs in the Gospel of John.
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Liturgy w/communion for April 12, 2015 (Easter 2 - B)

Liturgy w/communion for April 12, 2015 (Easter 2 - B) | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
Texts: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1 – 2:2; John 20:19-31
Call to Worship
The Word of life spoke:
so we could hear the 'Alleluias!' of the angels.
The Word of life reached out:
so we could touch the hope which heals us.
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The Nucleus of the Church, a Reflection on John 20:22-23

The Nucleus of the Church, a Reflection on John 20:22-23 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
As God had breathed into nostrils of the man formed from the dust of the ground,  making him a living creature (Genesis 2:7), Jesus breathed on the those frightened disciples who had locked themselves in.
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So that you may believe, Reflection on John 20:24-31

So that you may believe, Reflection on John 20:24-31 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
The disciples who had seen Jesus believed, but Thomas hadn't been there the day Jesus had shown up. "I need to see for myself. I've got to put my finger on the spot where the nails were," he told them.
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Loving your neighbor, Reflection on Acts 4:32-35

Loving your neighbor, Reflection on Acts 4:32-35 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
It's odd reading this passage in the same week that Americans' income tax is due. Now, the government wants a lot. Then the church wanted it all.
Remember: no social security, no medicare, no unemployment insurance.
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Lectionary Podcast - Good Friday - Series B - John 19:17-30 with Prof. Jeff Pulse

Lectionary Podcast - Good Friday - Series B - John 19:17-30 with Prof. Jeff Pulse.
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Christmas Day Liturgy

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Texts: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John 1:1-14

Call to Worship
How beautiful are the feet of the shepherds,
who ran to tell of what they had seen and heard.
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Advent 1, Cycle B

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THEME OF THE DAY
Face the future with confidence. The texts for the first Sunday of the new church year testify to the hope that lies ahead with Christ’s coming in the future.
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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Advent 1, Yr B)

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Advent 1, Yr B) | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
NEW LIFE THERE
(Mark 13: 24-37)
From the fig tree learn this lesson:
budding leaves say summer’s near,
sign of joy in time of dryness,
sign of hope in time of fear.
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Advent 1: Blessing When the World Is Ending

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Image: End and Beginning  © Jan Richardson Reading from the Gospels, Advent 1, Year B: Mark 13.24-37 The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be...
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91: Advent 1B (Nov. 30) Happy New Year Apocalypse!

91: Advent 1B (Nov. 30) Happy New Year Apocalypse! | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
For Sunday November 30. The first Sunday of Advent, Year B. 
Mark 13:24-37 - Little Apocalypse
Psalm 80
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Advent 1 B - Isaiah 64:1-9

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Isaiah 64:1-9
“O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence…” but not today, thank you.
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Isaiah 64:1-9

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Year B - Advent 1 or Needed Change 1November 30, 2014
Isaiah 64:1-9
We are so enamored of revolutions. We track history by its wars, its revolutions.
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Living the Lectionary: Easter 2 B - 1 John 1:1-2:5

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Through locked doors, Reflection on John 20:19-21

Through locked doors, Reflection on John 20:19-21 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
Mary had told them that she has seen the risen Jesus, but they are afraid anyway.
A sermon was not enough to liberate them from their fears.
Jesus came to them, anyway.
We may still not be willing to start our lives anew.
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Bible Talk: The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, April 12, 2015 (The Second Sunday of Easter)

Bible Talk: The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, April 12, 2015 (The Second Sunday of Easter) | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
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Lectionary Podcast - Easter 2 -Series B - John 20:19-31 with Dr. Charles Gieschen

Lectionary Podcast - Easter 2 -Series B - John 20:19-31 with Dr. Charles Gieschen.
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Ponderings on a Faith Journey: Easter Isn't Over Yet -- Lectionary Reflection for Easter 2B

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John 1:1-14

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Year B - Christmas Day or Blessed BodyDecember 25, 2014 John 1:1-14 We get to where we are as a result or consequence of such a long string of events and decisions that we sometimes get caught in the mystery of pre-eternity (everything from as far...
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Lectionary Links: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lectionary Links: Sunday, November 30, 2014 | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
1st Sunday of Advent
YEAR B:  November 30, 2014
First Reading:  Isaiah 64:1-9
Taming Horrible Harry by Lili Chartrand
(Written for ages 4-8)
Comment:  Isaiah describes a majestic and powerful God, a God who does amazing things.
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God's slow anger - The Christian Century (blog)

God's slow anger - The Christian Century (blog) | Lectionary Reflections | Scoop.it
Isaiah 64:5 speaks to God, saying, “You were angry when we sinned; you hid yourself when we did wrong” (Common English Bible).It took me a long time to come to terms with the idea of God’s anger.
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Being Shaped Anew – 30 November 2014 – First Sunday in Advent

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The words of the commentator to Homily Service for this Sunday in 2008 are true still today. All the problems of today are the same problems. They will persist… and so will the light that we celebrate coming into the world.
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Advent 1B

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Thoughts on Today’s Lessons for Nov. 30, 2014
The Prophet Isaiah, Lorenzo Monaco, 1405-10First Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9
One clear idea rings through today’s readings as Advent begins: God is coming.
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Mark 13:24-37

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Year B - Advent 1 or Needed Change 1November 30, 2014
Mark 13:24-37
In these days of suffering for so many everywhere in the world it is as if the sun has been darkened, making such suffering invisible to those who could change it.
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The First Sunday of Advent for Year B (November 30, 2014)

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Points for Preaching and Teaching
by the Rev. Dr.
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