RCL Reflection, Second Sunday in Lent, Year A. March 5, 2023. In favoring Abraham, God declares he is blessed to be a blessing for others. That’s a wonderful starting point to talk about how we use all that God entrusts to us to bless others. Mary Simonson Clark explores. (Photo: twodolla, Creative Commons)
Lectionary Reflection, First Sunday in Lent, Year A. February 26, 2023.
Our Lord faced the tests and temptations of the evil one, and so do we. What can we learn from Jesus’ wilderness experience that will help us to be more faithful disciples? The Rev. Sharron Blezard explores. (Photo: out0fwave, Creative Commons)
RCL reflection, Transfiguration Sunday, Year A. February 19, 2023.
Who is Jesus? Is he the dusty, wandering rabbi, or is he the divine messiah, God’s son? He’s both, and more. What we “see” often depends on our perspective and life circumstances. (Photo: Duane Mendes, via Pexels)
RCL reflection, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A. February 12, 2023
A theme runs through this week’s Scripture readings: God calls us to be stewards of our lives in ways that love God and our neighbors. Mary Simonson Clark explores. (Photo: John Taylor, Creative Commons)
RCL reflection, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A. February 5, 2023,
Isaiah provides a pointed stewardship message – the proper use of our time, talents and resources. Isaiah’s words fit well with Jesus’ message to let our light shine. Elaine Ramshaw explores. (Photo: Rafael Pines via Pexels)
RCL Reflection, Fourth Sunday ater the Epiphany, Year A. January 29, 2023.
God’s teachings help us know what’s important, but it’s so easy for us to follow the world’s “script” for our lives. This week’s lessons help us find new scripts to follow as God’s people. Joel Bergeland explores
RCL Reflection, Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year A – January 22, 2023
How do we follow Jesus’ instruction that we become “fishers of people”? One surefire way is for us to establish and nurture spiritual friendships. Elisabeth Hartwell explores. (Photo: Hannah Nelson, Pexels)
RCL reflection, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Year A. January 15, 2015.
Strong Epiphany themes can be seen in this week’s lections, including baptism, calling and light. They can intersect in how how we understand the “light” our lives bring to the world through our baptismal calling. (Photo: twodolla, Creative Commons)
RCL Reflection, Baptism of Jesus Sunday, Year A. January 8, 2023
What was it that caused John to hesitate when Jesus came to him for baptism? Perhaps he had an all-too-human bout of “imposter syndrome.” We can learn from John’s experience. Writer and pastor Joel Bergeland explores in his debut SOLI reflection.
RCL Reflection: Holy Name of Jesus Sunday. Jan. 1, 2022.
For different reasons, two themes for preaching on this Sunday go hand-in-hand: the gifts of time (because of the calendar) and of naming (in our Gospel lesson). Both topics have powerful implications for how we live as faithful followers of Jesus. (Photo: Mat Brown, Pexels.com)