Category: Insights on the Lectionary

INSIGHTS: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Year B June 24, 2012 Oh God you lay low the giant fears and sorrows that plague us. You calm the storms that rage within our lives and souls. Thank you for the grace to endure that which baffles us. Help us to live the joy of …

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INSIGHTS: Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B June 17, 2012 All the trees of the fields shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken; …

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INSIGHTS: Trinity Sunday, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Trinity Sunday June 3, 2012  Almighty God, you have revealed to your Church your eternal Being of glorious majesty and perfect Love. One God in a Trinity of Persons: give us grace to continue steadfast in the confession of this faith, and constant in our …

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INSIGHTS: Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary Pentecost May 27, 2012 As the wind is your symbol, so forward our goings. As the dove, so launch us heavenward. As water, so purify our spirits. As a cloud, so abate our temptations. As dew, so revive our languor. As fire, so purge out our dross. Amen (Christina Rossetti) I …

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INSIGHTS: Ascension of Our Lord, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary The Ascension of Our Lord May 17, 2012  Almighty God, your blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above the heavens that he might fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that…he abides with us on earth to the end of time…Amen[i] The Gospel according to Luke and …

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INSIGHTS: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights into the Lectionary The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B February 19, 2012 O Lord and Master Jesus Christ, Word of the everlasting Father, you have borne our grief and carried the burden of our weaknesses; renew by your Spirit the gifts of  healing in your Church, send forth your disciples again to …

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INSIGHTS: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B February 12, 2012  May all who feel invisible be seen by you, O Christ. May all who are discarded believe you treasure them. May the frightened feel safe, the bruised soothed, the forgotten remembered in you and by you, Christ of the cross in …

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INSIGHTS: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B February  5, 2012 Lord, you do not faint or grow weary;  your understanding is unsearchable. You give power to the faint, and you  strengthen the powerless.[i]  Amen The scriptures for this Sunday point us away from self and towards God. To do what God has …

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INSIGHTS: Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B January 22, 2012 O’ Lord, here I sit in the dark belly of a very big fish or so it seems. I wish I could stop avoiding your call. In my heart’s dreams I would give all to simply follow Jesus.  Amen (Lucinda Stevens) Last week’s scriptures were …

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INSIGHTS: Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

INSIGHTS for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B January 15, 2012  Dreams and Calls In the night a voice calls clearly, a young boy answers here I am. On a bus ride, on a march, in a church, a dream of freedom beckons,  a preacher calls others to live the promise. At the …

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