Panel painting of Jesus on the shore calling Peter and Andrew from their fishing boat.
Here we are in Ordinary Time or Weeks after the Epiphany. Being in the US, today was rather extraordinary as a new President and Vice President have been sworn in. I am filled with emotion. And sermons still need to be preached. Disciples are being called. What will your call be?

In the Narrative Lectionary we have the miraculous catch of fish, the calling of Simon Peter, James, and John, and fishing for people (discussion here). The Revised Common Lectionary offers Mark’s calling of Simon and Andrew, James and John. We also have Jonah, finding rest and hope in God in Psalm 62 and the present world passing away in Corinthians. (RCL discussion is linked here.)

Whether you are preaching Narrative Lectionary, Revised Common Lectionary, or something else altogether, we are here to help. What do you need? Sermon illustrations? Time with the Children? A way to wrap things up? People to help you untangle ideas or find commentary? Let us know; we will help as we can.

Photo Attribution: Duccio, di Buoninsegna, d. 1319. Christ Calling the Apostles Peter and Andrew, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=49261 [retrieved January 20, 2021]. Original source: http://www.yorckproject.de.


Wendy Lamb works as a commissioned pastor in a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Southern California and teaches college English classes at a local community college. She occasionally blogs at Bookgirl.


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2 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party: Calling All Disciples

  1. I am on the Luke reading form the Narrative Lectionary, thinking about what it means to follow. here is the sermon, many thanks to Rev. Cathy M. Kolwey for the Narrative blog this week.
    It is almost time for me to sleep on Saturday night, blessings for those of you who are about to begin.

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    1. This is beautiful, Patty. I really love your description of your grandmother and how you could be your best self for her. I also appreciate the insight of your council and the challenge to think about how we follow Jesus. –Wendy

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