Lectionary

We use the Revised Common Lectionary, a list of Bible readings used by many churches and denominations around the world.

The specific readings, the reflection that begins our worship, and a guiding question for this season are below.

2021 Summer Lectionary: How Shall We Love?

Loving is never just about opening our heart. It is about being willing to have our heart become larger as we make room for people and stories and experiences we never imagined holding. It is about being willing to have our heart become deeper as we move beyond the surface layers of our assumptions, prejudices, and habits in order to truly see and receive what—and who—is before us. It is about being willing to have our heart continually shattered and remade as we take in not only the brokenness of the world but also the beauty of it, the astounding wonder that will not allow us to remain the same.


Jan Richardson, “Blessing That Meets You in Love,” The Painted Prayerbook

https://paintedprayerbook.com/2016/01/25/blessing-that-meets-you-in-love/

Where have you seen love?

July 18
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
August 22
1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43
Psalm 84
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69
July 25
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21
August 29
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
August 1
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:112
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35
September 5           
Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
James 2:1-17
Mark 7:24-37
August 8
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51
RECOMMITMENT 2021
September 12
Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38
August 15
1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
Psalm 111
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//

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