Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 19 – Third of Lent

by Kathryn Huey, United Church of Christ Third Sunday in Lent Year A Focus Scripture: John 4:5-42 Theme: Thirsty Voices Prayer: Enduring Presence, goal and guide, you go before and await our coming. Only our thirst compels us beyond complaint to conversation, beyond rejection to relationship. Pour your love into our hearts, that, refreshed and renewed, we may […]

EvangeLectionary for Sunday, January 15, 2017

Texts:  Isaiah 49:1-7  • Psalm 40:1-11  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-9  • John 1:29-42 Reflection: Because we live over 750 miles apart, I had not seen my mother for several months. We were fortunate to attend a conference where I was working and she was a participant. We arranged to get together for dinner and decided the easiest thing to do would […]

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 […]

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Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday August 23, 2015

Lectionary (Year B): 1 Kings 8(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 or Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 84 or Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-2-; John 6:56-69 Theme: “To Whom Can We Go?” Message: “The Cry of the Human Heart” Proposed outline: Description of the Feeding of the 5000 Discourse on the Bread of Life Response of the Jews […]

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Weekly Evangelectionary for August 16, 2015

Texts:              I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Theme:            Wisdom is seen in people who follow Jesus with all they are, holding the physical and spiritual in unity. Message: A charge leveled against some followers of Jesus Christ is: “They are so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” Sometimes “so-called” […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for August 9, 2015

Texts:   2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 34:-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 Theme: Eating the bread of life is the way our lives and the life of the community of the church begin to be signs of Jesus’ kingdom. Message:  Two challenges immediately confront the preacher. First, discerning a single neatly defined theme from these […]