Tag: Gospel of Mark

Lectionary Moment: Proper 7, June 24, 2012

Christianity, Lectionary, Liturgy, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 7 YEAR B Hebrew Scripture 1 Samuel 17:32–49 (1a, 4–11, 19–23) Psalm Psalm 9:9–20 (UMH 744) Christian Scripture 2 Corinthians 6:1–13 Gospel Mark 4:35–41 Hebrew Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:32–49 (1a, 4–11, 19–23) The story of David and Goliath I never noticed how violent David's shepherding days were! Saul is essentially giving David false armor. "Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks?" "The Lord does not save by sword and spear." David response is concerning the man who defies the armies of the living God. While we don't have armies (nor do we want them) for God any more, what do we do in the face of principles that are against our faith? How do we confront evil, immorality, ethics violations, or just plain mean-ness? David responds using his

Liturgy Moment: Proper 6, June 17, 2012

Christianity, Liturgy, Religion, Spirituality
             Old Testament       1 Samuel 15:34–16:13              Psalm                         Psalm 20 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)              New Testament     2 Corinthians 5:6–10, 14–17 (11–13)              Gospel                       Mark 4:26–34 Call to Worship A small mustard seed sprouts and becomes a life-giving plant. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. The life-giving plant grows and becomes home to the birds of the sky.  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. The birds of the sky carry the mustard seed to new places and a new creation begins. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be JHWH's glorious name forever; may God's glory fill the whole earth. Amen. Opening Prayer