Revised Common Lectionary: The See and Be Seen Edition

Sight and vision are at the heart of the texts this week. This theme is subtle at first, but grows stronger through the readings until it cannot be missed in the Gospel. In 1 Samuel, one wonders what God saw in David that was clearly missing in the Jesse’s other sons who were older, more… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Isaiah’s Hope

Today is Election Day in the United States, and the stakes seem as high, if not higher, than they have ever been. Today it feels like we choose between hope and fear. And nearly everyone in our nation (no matter which side of the election your politics reside) would tell you we choose between good… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Vision Process, check! Now what?

Dear Matriarchs, We have just “finished” a visioning process, culminating in a new statement of the church’s identity and purpose. We are using the statement in worship each week for the next few weeks, but then what? How do I lead into this next phase, as we try to live into this new chapter? Working… Read More