RCL-Narrative Lectionary: Holy Week Extravaganza Bonus Edition!

Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter Vigil. Whatever other worship services and events are typical for your congregation. It’s all come down to this, folks! It’s the final countdown, the sprint to the finish, the last hurrah. It’s time to get serious. Jesus has joyfully entered Jerusalem. The final meal, betrayal, arrest, and execution are at… Read More

Narrative Lectionary Special Edition: Maundy Thursday

Narrative Lectionary preachers have already passed by the typical gospel lesson for Maundy Thursday, the story of the footwashing in John 13. Instead we are well into the story of Good Friday, which is okay if your congregation is accustomed to going there on Thursday (for instance if you have combined Communion and Tenebrae into… Read More

Holy Week Prep Party — Maundy Thursday Edition

We are deep into Holy Week now, with the darkest nights upon us. During this sacred time, many of us are juggling multiple demands and multiple texts. Are you preparing for a Maundy Thursday service? Thinking through a Good Friday service (or services)? Grappling with the Easter texts? Trying to prepare special meals and celebrations… Read More