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April 30 Preaching Conf.: Rev. Tom Long and Thomas Lynch

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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 15:1-8

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    When I was a pastor, I felt a sense of personal hurt whenever members transferred to other congregations, particularly when such transfers had nothing to do with a job relocation or a geographic move, as is sometimes… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 8:26-40

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    May I just ask a rather simple, straightforward question: Where in the whole wide world did this Ethiopian fellow get a copy of Isaiah?? I mean, it’s not like he had downloaded it onto his Kindle. It’s… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 22:25-31

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Psalm 22 is poignant prayer of lament of a persecuted child of God. It begins with the anguished cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Yet throughout much of the psalm, the psalmist prays… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    1 John 4:7-21

    Author: Stan Mast

    When I read this passage, I hear the Beatles’ famous song, “All You Need Is Love.” But I don’t hear John agreeing with John, Paul, George, and Ringo–not completely. Though he insists on the absolute importance of… More...