Receive the Day

Receive the Day

Receive the Day Lectionary 31 December 2016 / 1 January 2017 Watch Night / New Year’s Day / The First Sunday After Christmas Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Psalm 8 Revelation 21:1-6e Matthew 25:31-46 —- Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Text to Life...

Joy to the World

We have waited. We have been silent. We have anticipated. We have remembered. The day is here. The baby—the promised one—has come! However, lest we begin to imagine that this longed-for arrival was the result of our waiting, or our silence, Isaac Watts’ lyrics...

The Birth of the Bridegroom / What’s In a Name

The Birth of the Bridegroom Story Lectionary 1 January 2017 Something New Has Begun: Jesus is Named and Presented It is Not Good for Adam to be Alone / Adam Names the Animals (Genesis 2:18-24) God Calls Himself El Shaddai and Names Jacob Israel (Genesis 35 and...

Share the Pulpit

As pastors, we often hate to share the pulpit.  We know what we want to say, and we’ve practiced it, and rehearsed it.  And now it’s time to “give the speech.” But sermons were never meant to be lectures.  When Jesus spoke, it was...