2021 Easter Lectionary: We Are Witnesses

“What the world needs now are signposts of what’s ahead, markers for the new world just around the corner. The world does not need heroes; the world does not need more messiah complexes. The world does not need Christians who want to ride in on a white horse to save the day. What the world needs are witnesses. Nothing more and nothing less. The earth needs people who can bear witness to the ways in which the world has already changed through the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?

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2021 Lent Lectionary: Signs of Grace

REFLECTION

What do you think is a sign of grace?

February 18
ASH WEDNESDAY
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1-17
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
March 21
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33
LENT
February 21
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15 
March 28
PALM-PASSION SUNDAY
Liturgy of the Palms
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Mark 11:1-11
February 28
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38
Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47 

 

 

March 7
Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22
April 1
MAUNDY THURSDAY
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 
March 14
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
April 4
EASTER SUNDAY
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mark 16:1-8

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2021 Epiphany Lectionary: Radiant Hope

REFLECTION

So may we know
the hope
that is not just
for someday
but for this day—
here, now,
in this moment
that opens to us:
hope not made
of wishes
but of substance,
hope made of sinew
and muscle
and bone,
hope that has breath
and a beating heart,
hope that will not
keep quiet
and be polite,
hope that knows
how to holler
when it is called for,
hope that knows
how to sing
when there seems
little cause,
hope that raises us
from the dead—
not someday
but this day,
every day,
again and
again and
again.

Jan Richardson, The Cure for Sorrow.…

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2020 Advent Lectionary: Waiting for Revelation

REFLECTION

The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before … What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. And you begin to grasp what it was you missed, like Moses in the cleft of the rock, watching God’s [back] fade in the distance. So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.

Jan Richardson, Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas, p.…

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2020 Jubilee Lectionary: Witnesses to God With Us

Reflection

That is what Jesus did: he did not return the negative energy directed at him—not during his life nor when he hung on the cross. He held it inside and made it into something much better. That is how “he took away the sin of the world.” He refused to pass it on!

Richard Rohr, “Transforming Our Pain,”
at https://cac.org/transforming-our-pain-2020-09-18/

 

Where have you encountered witnesses to God in these turbulent times?

 

October 25
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46
November 15
Judges 4:1-7
Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30
November 1
All Saints Day
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 20
1 John 13:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12
November 22
Reign of Christ
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46
November 8
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
November 29
ADVENT
Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37

 

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