Category Archive: Lectionary Sunday

Lectionary Sunday – Tabitha – Acts 9:36-43

36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed… Continue reading

Supporting Actor in Story of Transformation – Lectionary Sunday – Acts 9:1-20

April 14, 2013 I have really struggled with how to tell the story of Paul/Saul. There’s the cliche – when he met Jesus his name changed from Saul to Paul as a symbol… Continue reading

Lectionary Sunday – John 20:19-31 “Doubting Thomas”

Act I  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews,… Continue reading

Psalm 84 – Lectionary Sunday

What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive! Birds find… Continue reading

The Bread of Heaven – Flesh Eaters Troubleshooting Guide.

Yesterday, I ended by saying: I love cookbooks.  One of my favorite features of cookbooks is the trouble shooting guide, that way if your recipe doesn’t turn out, you can look at the… Continue reading

John 6:51-58 The Hunger Games; Hope; and Bread

This is the introduction to a sermon that I preached this morning at Park Avenue UMC in Minneapolis.  It is a little long to post as one blog post, so I’m breaking it… Continue reading

The Fever Left Her and She Began To Wait On Them

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about… Continue reading

Lectionary Sunday – Advent 2 Mark 1:1-8

Mark 1 John the Baptizer The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you; He’ll… Continue reading

Lectionary Link – Parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Bags of Gold     14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags… Continue reading

Lectionary Sunday: Matthew 23:1-12 – Puffed Up

1 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples. 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat,” he said. 3 “So you must obey them. Do everything they tell you. But don’t… Continue reading