Tag Archive: 1 Thess

Nov 25

1st Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Jeremiah 33:14-16 If you are looking to start a new tradition during Advent, you may want to set up a “Jesse Tree” in your worship space.  It is a wonderful expression of hope and expectation, which makes it perfect for Advent. As I am writing this, there is a great deal of unrest in the …

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Nov 29

3rd Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Have I mentioned that I adore the book of Isaiah?  I really do.  This passage beautifully sums up all that it means to be a follower of the Christ.  We are called and anointed by the Spirit.  We are given the gift of the Good News (for the purpose of giving it away …

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Nov 01

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Judges 4:1-7 Deborah is such a fascinating person.  We are introduced to her with hardly any fanfare.  We are not told how it is that she (a woman) had come to be judging Israel.  We are not told about how she came to be named as a prophetess.  We are not told anything about her …

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Oct 31

21st Sunday after Pentecost

(Yes…I know that today isn’t Tuesday.  But, for the sake of keeping my Categories in order (making searching a little easier), let’s pretend it is… *wink*) Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 While considering this passage, we may ask ourselves, “what other gods do we serve”?  God seeks our undivided attention.  What does that look like?  What  does …

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Oct 21

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Here are a few thoughts about the lectionary texts for next Sunday: Joshua 3:7-17 The Old Testament lesson this week is not one that I have heard preached very often (if at all).  And, I must admit that I have yet to preach on this text…yet…  Still, it does provide some interesting imagery to work …

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Oct 13

19th Sunday after Pentecost

I know that there are some of us who like to plan worship services at least a week in advance, so… here are some first thoughts on the lectionary readings for next week: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 If you are able to get your hands on some large maps of the region, it might be interesting to …

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Oct 12

Words for Worship – 18th Sunday After Pentecost

Call to Worship (adapted from Exodus 33:18-19) The goodness of the Lord passes before us;      The name of the Holy One is proclaimed for all to hear. God is gracious and merciful to whomever God chooses;      Show us your glory, O Lord, we pray! Prayer of Confession (based on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) God of …

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