Evangelectionary for Sunday, May 29, 2016

Lectionary (Year C): I Kings 18:20-39 or 18:20-21. 30-39; Psalm 96; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 Theme: “Unexpected Faith and Unlimited Healing” Message: A Greek author of a gospel of the Jewish Messiah tells the unexpected story of a Roman Centurion’s slave who was healed by Jesus, who himself exclaimed: “I tell you, not even in […]

Evangelism in the 21st Century – A Dialogue

Recently, the members of the Evangelism Connections team gathered to discuss why and how evangelism is still relevant and necessary in our contemporary North American society. This 9-part video series captures that discussion and is offered here as a way to spark your own conversations, and for use in workshops and study sessions in your local […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, May 1, 2016

Acts 16:9-16, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9 Prayers Opening Prayer: Heavenly Father, with the hills and skies, the fields and lakes full of the expectation of Spring, may it find us all in the midst of an awakening faith, and a newly renewed freshness of your grace and love. Offertory […]

Evangelectionary Reading for Sunday, April 17 2016

Lectionary (Year A): Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 2:14a; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-29; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Theme: “Jesus Unrecognized” Message: Does God come to us “incognito” as a stranger? Gen. 18:1-15 Heb. 13:2 Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances: Jn. 21, Luke. 24:13-31 The Change that Jesus brings Luke 24: 31-35 Matt. 25: 37-40 Quote(s): “It is only in Jesus that, […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 3, 2016

Texts:    Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 Theme: The disciple Thomas’ skepticism, and ours, too. Message:  “Oh, My God!” Introduction:  How do you feel when you say or hear someone say: “O, My God!”? In John’s wonderful story about the disciple Thomas, we see Thomas move from unbelief to belief.  […]

Evangelectionary for Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lectionary (Year C): Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 Theme: “Resurrection” Message: “Why Are You Crying?” John 20:11-16 Like Mary: If we seek a dead Christ we will not find Him. We don’t find Christ; He finds us! When we see Him, we may not recognize […]