Pentecost +9, Proper 14C

Faith. It is a gift …

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost (August 7, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, we’ll explore Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 for the voice of the Spirit. We listen for whisperings (or maybe shouts) about the gift of faith.

Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as we meet.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, August 7, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 14, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, August 7, 2022 (Proper 14C) photography by Vince Heuring with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +8, Proper 13C

Christ is all and in all!

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (July 31, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, we’ll explore Colossians 3:1-11 for the voice of the Spirit that we might continue to grow in Christ here and now.

Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as we meet.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, July 31, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 13, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, July 31, 2022 (Proper 13C) with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +7, Proper 12C

When you pray, say …

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost (July 24, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, we’ll explore the Lord’s Prayer and the teachings of Jesus that follow (Luke 11:1-13)

Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 12, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, July 24, 2022 (Proper 12C) with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +6, Proper 11C

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (July 17, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, we’ll explore the opening words of the letter to the Colossians. We’ll especially look at who Jesus is to us individually and to us as a community of Christ-followers.

Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, July 17, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 11, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, July 17, 2022 (Proper 11C) with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

On July 22nd, annually, we remember and celebrate Mary Magdalene. Read more about this woman who is “the Apostle to the Apostles.”

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Pentecost +5, Proper 10C

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (July 10, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, we’ll explore the opening words of the letter to the Colossians. We will explore the appointed verses from Colossians through our own prayer experiences and hopes.

Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, July 10, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 10, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, July 10, 2022 (Proper 10C) with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +4, Proper 9C

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (July 3, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, we’ll explore the final portion of the letter to the Galatians. Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, July 3, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 9, Year C.

View or download the Art for Sunday, July 3, 2022 (Proper 9C) with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +3, Proper 8C

If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Third Sunday After Pentecost (June 26, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

In our Forum on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, we’ll explore the portion of the letter to the Galatians that includes Paul’s understanding of the “fruit of the Spirit” and his admonition: ” If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.” Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

View the Revised Common Lectionary readings appointed for Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 8, Year C.

View or download Art for Proper 8, Year C. with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Pentecost +2, Proper 7C

O my help, come quickly to my aid!

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for the Third Sunday After Pentecost (June 19, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

If we follow the lectionary reading for this Sunday, we enter Psalm 22 right in the middle of an anguished scream.

The psalmist has begun the psalm with a desolate cry of abandonment (“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”), and then has detailed his 5 Hear what the Spirit is saying Pentecost +2 Proper 7C Week of June 19, 2022 troubles, using vivid metaphors. He is a “worm, and not human” (verse 6). He is surrounded by “bulls,” “lions,” and “dogs” (verses 12-13, 16). He is “poured out like water” (verse 14). And he is not afraid to place blame where blame is due: “You [God] lay me in the dust of death” (verse 15).

And yet, the psalmist also knows where his help lies; strangely enough, from the same source he has just accused of foul play. As we enter the psalm, the psalmist cries, “But you, O LORD, do not be far away! O my help, come quickly to my aid!” (verse 19).

Kathryn M. Schifferdecker Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament Luther Seminary Saint Paul, MN on Working Preacher June 20, 2010

In our Forum on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, we’ll explore Psalm 22 (the entire Psalm, though only verses 18-27 will be used in worship). Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

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View or download the Handout for Proper 7, Year C including short biographies for Adelaide Teague Case, James Weldon Johnson, and Alban—commemorated by the Church this week.

View or download Art for Proper 7, Year C. with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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Trinity Sunday, Year C

We believe in one God … and are instantly at a loss for words.

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for Trinity Sunday (June 12, 2022) in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

The well-known hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” sings, “God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” Less well known, though, and even less understood is what this hymn truly means. How can God be three persons? Why is the Trinity blessed? Our hearts sing what our minds cannot grasp. We sing of things too wonderful for ourselves.

James McTyre, Pastor, Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee in Feasting on the Word, Year C, Volume 2

In our Forum on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, we’ll explore Psalm 8 (appointed for Trinity Sunday) and wonder at the relationship we have with God and with each other. Please view or download the handout we’ll use in our discussion as your own exploration continues.

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View or download the Handout for Trinity Sunday, Year C including short biographies for GK Chesterton, Evelyn Undersell, and Marina the Monk—commemorated by the Church this week.

View or download Art for Trinity Sunday, Year C. with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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The Day of Pentecost, Year C

Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… Act 2:3-4

Welcome. Our handout features the readings for Pentecost (June 5, 2022) in Year C of our Lectionary.

The text [Acts 2:1-21] startles us with a scene of almost unimaginable liveliness verging on chaos: sound like the rush of a mighty wind filled the whole house; tongues of fire appeared among the people; and as the crowd was filled with the Spirit of God, they spoke a cacophony of languages. Galileans, Parthians, Medes … a roll call of peoples all represented in the crush of humanity as the winds of God’s Spirit blew and the ecstatic fire spread.

Michael Jinkins in Feasting on the Word, Year C, Volume 2

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View or download the Handout for The Day of Pentecost, Year C including short biographies for Saint Barnabas and Melania the Elder. Also we will celebrate and explore our Book of Common Prayer that was first used on the Day of Pentecost in 1549. Over the centuries and throughout the world the Book of Common Prayer has been, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, revised, renewed, and revitalized to inspire our worship and faith.

View or download Art for Pentecost, Year C. with commentary by Hovak Najarian.

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