“You Shall Be Witnesses!”

Year A, 7th Sunday in Eastertide, Pentecost and Trinity 7th Sunday in Easter Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35                         1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39 Trinity … Continue reading

Imagery and Ideas, Year B, 6th Sunday, Easter

Year B, 6th Sunday, Easter Acts 10:44-48  •  Psalm 98  •  1 John 5:1-6  •  John 15:9-17 There are visceral and vivid images in this week’s lectionary texts, particularly in the psalm – roaring seas, singing hills, hand-clapping flood waters, trumpets, lyres. And … Continue reading

Complete Joy, Year B, 2nd Sunday, Easter

Year B, 2nd Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40  •  Psalm 22:25-31  •  1 John 4:7-21  •  John 15:1-8          In the earliest centuries of the Christian church it was the practice to require that new converts return to church for … Continue reading