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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 26:14-27:66

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Some years back I heard what was reported to have been among the final gasping words of the famous singer Frank Sinatra. Sinatra’s signature song was “My Way” in which he crooned that when looking back on… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Isaiah 50:4-9a

    Author: Stan Mast

    This is going to be a disappointing Palm Sunday for any church that follows the RCL, because there isn’t much joy and celebration in the readings.  Psalm 31 is filled with suffering and Philippians 2 traces the… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 31:9-16

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Psalm 31:11 says “I am an object of dread to my neighbors; those who see me on the street flee from me.”  Talk about your social distancing . . .    But seriously, as I read Psalm 31—all… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Matthew 21:1-11

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Liturgy of the Palms “Who is this?”  Few questions are more important than this one Matthew reports the “whole city” of Jerusalem asks on the first Palm Sunday.  Yet the answer to that question is even more… More...

  • En Español

    Marcos 11.1-12

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Y los que iban delante y los que iban detrás gritaban: —¡Viva! ¡Bendito el que viene en nombre del Señor! ¡Bendito el reino que viene, el reino de nuestro padre David! ¡Gloria al Dios Altísimo! Marcos 11.11-12,… More...