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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Mark 1:1-8

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Imagine yourself a Kindergarten teacher who gathers a group of wide-eyed five-and six-year-olds onto the square of carpeting in the classroom that is reserved for “Story Time.”  You smile into their innocent faces and begin your story.… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Isaiah 40:1-11

    Author: Stan Mast

    Advent began last week with a lament filled with longing for the coming of God (Isaiah 64).  On this Second Sunday of Advent, the mood changes dramatically with the Good News that God is coming soon. That… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Maybe the Consultation on Common Texts that puts together the Revised Common Lectionary thinks that Advent is no time to think about God’s anger over sin.  Because by carving verses 3-7 out of this lection from Psalm… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    2 Peter 3:8-15a

    Author: Doug Bratt

    We usually think of a “last will and testament” as a dry legal document by which a now-dead person divvies up his or her possessions. Yet we periodically see or hear about a last will and testament… More...

  • En Español

    Isaías 2.1-5

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Vengan, pueblo de Jacob, caminemos a la luz del Señor! Isaías 2.5, La Palabra (Latinoamérica) Trasfondo bíblico El pueblo que a oscuras caminaba vio surgir una luz deslumbradora; habitaban un país tenebroso y una luz brillante los… More...