Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ezekiel 17:22-24 – A sprig from the lofty top

[The presentation shown on the Episcopal Lectionary site has this selection produced in song verse format. I have reduced that to prose, while maintaining their translation.] Thus says the Lord God, “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 16:1-13 – Anointed to serve God

This reading begins with 1 Samuel 15:34-35: Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And … Continue reading

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Mark 3:20-35 – As Christ we stand, divided we fall

The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 4:13-18 – So we do not lose heart

This reading includes 2 Corinthians 5:1 ———- Just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:8-15 – Naked and afraid because of Big Brains

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 8:4-20 – Choosing a king to be like other nations

This reading also addresses the verses from 1 Samuel 11:14-15: All the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint … Continue reading

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Mark 2:23-3:6 – Being lord of the Sabbath

One sabbath Jesus and his disciples were going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on … Continue reading

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