RCL Reflection, Proper 10, Year A. July 16, 2023. Now in full bloom of summer the Lectionary readings provide an opportunity to talk about the natural environment. Elaine Ramsey explores. (Photo:Photo: Interfaith Power & Light, Creative Commons)
RCL Reflection, Proper 6A, June 18, 2023. The lessons today provide especially strong ground for addressing the giving aspect of stewardship, and for framing that giving not as duty but as gratitude. Elaine Ramshaw explores. (Photo: Asenat29, Creative Commons)
RCL Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A, May 21, 2023.
This week’s lessons present juxtaposed depictions of God: God is high in heaven, but also involved in the messy and sinful world that Jesus came to save. Both depictions are spot on! Elaine Ramshaw explores.
RCL Reflection, 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year A. March 12, 2023.
This is a good Sunday to remember our watery baptism as well as our universal thirst for water, both earthly and spiritual. Our responsibility as God’s people is to bring that water to a parched and thirsty world. Elaine Ramshaw explores. (Photo: Rodnae Productions, via Pexels)
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, 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, Second Sunday of Advent, Year A: Dec. 4, 2022
John the Baptist proclaimed the coming Kingdom of God, but what was the vision he cast? Isaiah’s prophecy of the Peaceable Kingdom gives us a glimpse of what John saw coming with the arrival of Jesus. (Image: Detail of 1834 painting by Edward Hicks)