Revised Common Lectionary: A New Hope

UPDATE: After this column was posted, another mass murder/hate crime took place in the USA. How are you addressing this violence against people of Asian descent in your worshipping communities? Perhaps this Sunday it would be appropriate to include an extended litany of lament and confession, based on Psalm 51. ADDITIONALLY: this week, leadership at… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Lost and Found (Luke 15:1-32)

When my daughter was in middle school, she was torn between her natural thriftiness and a longing for the “it” lunch bag.  In a storm of middle school angst, we talked about this dilemma day after day, until one day it solved itself.  The longed-for lunch bag appeared in the school lost and found.  It… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Setting Sabbatical Boundaries

The Matriarch Mailbag brought us this question about sabbatical leave. Hello, Matriarchs! I am PCUSA serving in North Carolina. I have been in my present call 9 1/2 years. I am taking my first sabbatical in May for 3 months. For those of you who have done this: What were the boundaries you set and… Read More