Evangelectionary for December 11, 2016 – Third Sunday of Advent

Texts: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10, Luke 1:46b-55, Matthew 11:2-11 Reflection (focusing on Matthew 11:2-11) This week’s texts include the simple words from Matthew’s gospel, “Go and tell John what you hear and see.” (Mt. 11:4) The guy who had been crying out in the wilderness, baptizing people who were waiting for their savior, and now found himself imprisoned in […]

Advent wreath by janikovszky

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 6 2015

Lectionary Texts: First Reading: Baruch 5:1-9 Psalm: 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Second Reading: Philippians 1: 4-6, 8-11 Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 Central Message This season of Advent lends itself to reflection. How we were once captives to the hollowness of ourselves, but the Lord brought us back to see the splendor and goodness of God […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Lectionary Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 Central Message: Jesus is Supreme God’s best is saved for last; His spoken Word is through His Son to us. This passage brings an important theme that God works and wants to speak to us. He is fully God, one with the Father, and He is most far greater to all! […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lectionary Text: Romans 16:25-27 Literary Unit: Romans 16:17-27 Sub Literary Units: 17-20, 21, 22, 23 & 24, and 25- 27. Central Message: The Final Word Romans 16: 17-27 is not only a fitting end for the book of Romans but for the end of a calendar year. Paul reminds the Christians at Rome that God […]

Weekly Evangelectionary Reflection: Sunday, November 27, 2011

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: November 28, 2010 (Advent 1)

by Jonathan Shively Texts: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 Comment: The lights that have been hung already, the Christmas carols that are being carried on the radio, the relentless press of holiday advertising all align this week with the beginning of a new lectionary year and the arrival of the Advent season’s […]