Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 26th

Lectionary (Year B): Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 Theme: Wait! Message: “The Wheels Are Coming Off” Quote(s): “Everything comes if a man will only wait.” Disraeli, Tancred Film, other visual aids: The Truman Show (1998) The Truman Show – “Cue the Son” The powers that be “Christoff” would, daily, cue […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 5th

Lectionary (Year A): Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 or Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 78:1-7, or Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Theme: Readiness Message: “Great Expectations” Quote(s): “Jesus save me from your followers” (Bumper sticker seen on the back of a car on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona) “We are not to make men converts of our […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 29th

Lectionary: (Year A): Revised Common Lectionary: Joshua 3:7-17 or Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 or Psalm 43; 1Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12 Theme: Practice What You Preach Message: “Where Are All the Hypocrites?” We All Are Hypocrites Our hypocrisy is forgiven by God We need to forgive those in our lives who have practiced hypocrisy. We […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, May 7th

Fourth Sunday of Easter:  Acts 2: 42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10 Message:  “The Good Shepherd” Have you ever seen, on video or, even better, in person, the Navajo shepherd herding their sheep in Monument Valley?  Well, on the reservation the role of the shepherd of the sheep has not changed that much […]

Evangelectionary for Easter Sunday, April 16

Here’s an early Easter gift from Bruce Laverman: Lectionary Sources: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 Theme: Who is the Jesus you’re looking for today? Message: “Who Are You Looking For?” Jesus asks Mary Magdalene the question in the garden cemetery on the morning of His resurrection. Jesus encounters us today in the midst […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 9, Palm/Passion Sunday

Texts: Palm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21: 1-11, Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 Message:  “Who is This?” In spite of all the excitement of the scene, in spite of the shouting and the singing and the tossing of coats and hats in the air and the waving of […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 12, Second Sunday in Lent

Texts: Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9 Message: “Listen to Him!” Now when God is directly quoted, we who read better pay attention!  This word directly from God Himself was first for the disciples who were present, but the synoptic gospel  writers intended that it also be heard by all […]