New Year Clock

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 27, 2015 First Sunday after Christmas

by Bruce Laverman Lectionary (Year C): 1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52 Theme: Living the Christian Life Message: Getting Ready for New Years Apparel: “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Attitude: Bear with one another […]

Tissot - The Greatest Commandment

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 1 2015

Lectionary (Year B):  Ruth 1:1-18 or Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 Call to Worship: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.  You shall love the Lord your God with all   your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Deut. 6:4, 5) Theme: Summary of […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 25, 2015

Contributor: Bruce Laverman, Evangelism Connections Advisory Board Job 42:1-6, 10-17 or Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) or Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52 Theme: Harvest Time: “Bringing in the Sheaves” Message: “What About the Sheaves?” Garrison Keilor describes life in the upper Midwest at this time of the year as the gardens of the rural […]


Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday Oct. 4 2015

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Texts:  Job 1:1, 2:1-10 or Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 26 or Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 Theme: “You have set your glory above the heavens” Message: “Nature’s God, and man’s, too” “First, though the Psalm espouses a high view of humanity, it begins and ends with praise of  God…We are […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Texts: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 or Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29;  Psalm 124 or Psalm 19:7-14; ; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 Theme: Faith that Works! Message: “From Prayer to Care” A People of Prayer In suffering In Joy (Cf. Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:19) In sickness A People of Care Requires Patience Involves Persistence Practiced through non-judgmental […]

Two paths

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 31:10-31 or Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 1 or Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Theme: Choosing a Way of Life Message: “Life’s Alternatives” “The two ways”.  A wisdom psalm, used as a preface to the Psalter, intended as a guide to the Psalter as a repository of divine instruction.  Wisdom characteristics include […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, Sept. 13 2015

Lectionary (Year B): Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 19 or Psalm 116:1-9; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 Theme: The power of the tongue for good or evil. Message: “The Tyranny of the Tongue” I was amazed recently to hear that the strongest muscle in the human body is…the tongue! James illustrates this by comparing the […]