Year A lectionary

Romans 12:9-21, a prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

Proper 17 13th Sunday after Pentecost – Year A Paul makes it sound so easy. Just be sincere, determined, altruistic. Yet we find ourselves hesitant, shifty, unreliable, selfish. Just be zealous, hopeful, patient. Yet we feel tired, desperate, anxious. Just be generous, hospitable, harmonious. Yet we find ourselves hoarding, isolating, discordant. We want to make […]

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Luke 24:13-35  A dramatic reading, Easter 3A

The encounter on the Emmaus Road — recognizing Jesus Adapted from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Reader 1: Narrator Disciple:  Cleopas, standing in for all those who met Jesus along the road Jesus:  the resurrected Reader 1: Our Gospel reading comes from Luke’s account of the encounter on the road to Emmaus.  […]

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Good Shepherd, Guide us in love — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our world — inspired by Psalm 23 Let us turn our mind and thoughts to others. We will lift up prayers for our world, our nation, our community and our church, responding with the phrase: Good Shepherd,  Guide us in love. Pray with me. . Good Shepherd, we hear the cries and joys […]

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Epiphany drama — Ana & Tod Gobledale, UK

Reading and Heeding the signs of the Times Matthew 2.1-12 Note:  The “king” or “magi” or “wise one” may be named as appropriate for the congregation.  The part may be played by either a woman or a man.  The “minister” might be any worship leader. Originally written for Epiphany Sunday, Year A. Script Minister:    …This […]

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Stay with us, a prayer, Luke 24:13-49 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Luke 24:13-49  –  Third Sunday of Easter, Year A  Luke 24: 36-48  –  Third Sunday of Easter Year B Theme: The road to Emmaus Spirit of new hope and promise… Stay with us in our places of hopelessness and despair. Spirit of joy and delight… Stay with us in the shadows of grief and terror. […]

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