Paul S. Nancarrow

Proper 7

June 21, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Job 38:1-11
Reading 2: 
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Reading 4: 
Mark 4:35-41
By Paul Nancarrow

Proper 7

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 21, 2015

 

Job 38:1-11

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Mark 4:35-41

 

Proper 6

June 14, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Reading 2: 
Psalm 92:1-4,11-14
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17
Reading 4: 
Mark 4:26-34
By Paul Nancarrow

Proper 6

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 14, 2015

 

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm 92:1-4,11-14

2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17

Mark 4:26-34

 

A common theme running through the passages assigned for this day is unexpected, inexplicable, God-given growth.

 

Proper 5

June 7, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Genesis 3:8-15
Reading 2: 
Psalm 130
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Reading 4: 
Mark 3:20-35
By Paul Nancarrow

Proper 5

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 7, 2015

 

Proper 28

November 17, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 65:17-25
Reading 2: 
Isaiah 12
Reading 3: 
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Reading 4: 
Luke 21:5-19
By Paul Nancarrow

Isaiah 65:17-25

Proper 27

November 10, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Haggai 1:5b-2:9
Reading 2: 
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
Reading 3: 
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Reading 4: 
Luke 20:27-38
By Paul Nancarrow

Haggai 1:5b-2:9

Proper 26

November 3, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Reading 2: 
Psalm 119:137-144
Reading 3: 
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Reading 4: 
Luke 19:1-10
By Paul Nancarrow

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Sunday of the Passion

March 24, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Reading 2: 
Psalm 31:9-16
Reading 3: 
Philippians 2:5-11
Reading 4: 
Luke 22:14-23:56
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 43:16-21
Reading 2: 
Psalm 126
Reading 3: 
Philippians 3:4b-14
Reading 4: 
John 12:1-8
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Isaiah 43:16-21

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 10, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Joshua 5:9-12
Reading 2: 
Psalm 32
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Reading 4: 
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Joshua 5:9-12

Third Sunday in Lent

March 3, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 55:1-9
Reading 2: 
Psalm 63:1-8
Reading 3: 
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Reading 4: 
Luke 13:1-9
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Isaiah 55:1-9

Proper 12

July 29, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
2 Kings 4:42-44
Reading 2: 
Psalm 145: 10-19
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 3:14-21
Reading 4: 
John 6:1-21
By Paul Nancarrow

2 Kings 4:42-44

Proper 11

July 22, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Reading 2: 
Psalm 23
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 2:11-22
Reading 4: 
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
By Paul Nancarrow

Jeremiah 23:1-6

This passage begins in the same prophet-speaking-truth-to-power vein as the Amos passage from last week, but then it heads toward a different conclusion. Jeremiah cries woe upon the “shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of God’s pasture,” that is, the kings and nobles who are charged by God with caring for God’s people, and who have betrayed that charge by exploiting the people instead.

Proper 10

July 15, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Amos 7:7-15
Reading 2: 
Psalm 85:8-13
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 1:3-14
Reading 4: 
Mark 6:14-29
By Paul Nancarrow

Amos 7:7-15

Proper 9

July 8, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Reading 2: 
Psalm 123
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Reading 4: 
Mark 6:1-13
By Paul Nancarrow

Ezekiel 2:1-5

This passage is part of the call narrative of Ezekiel, specifically the moment when God commissions Ezekiel to be God’s prophet. Leading up to this call is Ezekiel’s vision of the throne-chariot of God, which takes up all of Chapter 1 of the book, and leaves Ezekiel so overwhelmed by divine glory that he collapses in a heap on the bank of the Chebar River. It is because Ezekiel is thus dazed and confused that God must begin with him by saying “O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you.”

Proper 8

July 1, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Reading 2: 
Lamentations 3:21-33
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Reading 4: 
Mark 5:21-43
By Paul Nancarrow

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 25, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Reading 2: 
Psalm 51:1-12
Reading 3: 
Hebrews 5:5-10
Reading 4: 
John 12:20-33
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Jeremiah 31:31-34

The promise of a fifth covenant brings to a conclusion the sequence of covenants that has occupied the First Testament readings for (most of) the Sundays in Lent. The most important feature of the covenant foreseen by Jeremiah is that it will be written among the people “on their hearts”: it will be an element in the internal self-constitution of the people’s experience, not an external factor felt as imposed upon them from without.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 18, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Numbers 21:4-9
Reading 2: 
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 2:1-10
Reading 4: 
John 3:14-21
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Numbers 21:4-9

Third Sunday in Lent

March 11, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 20:1-17
Reading 2: 
Psalm 19
Reading 3: 
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Reading 4: 
John 2:13-22
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Exodus 20:1-17

God’s covenant with Israel delivered through Moses, the third in the series of covenants related in the First Testament readings for Lent, increases the specificity introduced in last week’s reading. The covenant with Noah embraced all humanity; the covenant with Abraham and Sarah extended to a multitude of nations and peoples; the covenant through Moses is with one nation, one distinctive people, who are called to a distinctive way of life in the world.

Second Sunday in Lent

March 4, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Reading 2: 
Psalm 22:23-31
Reading 3: 
Romans 4:13-25
Reading 4: 
Mark 8:31-38
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

First Sunday in Lent

February 26, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Genesis 9:8-17
Reading 2: 
Psalm 25:1-10
Reading 3: 
1 Peter 3:18-22
Reading 4: 
Mark 1:9-15
By Paul S Nancarrow

Genesis 9:8-17

Syndicate content