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Lectionary Mission Stories

 

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Year B | 2017-18   Year A | 2016-17   Year C | 2015-16

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Mission stories for Sunday New Testament readings

Click on the links below to read stories from PC(USA) mission workers that illustrate Sunday lectionary New Testament readings for Years A, B and C. These stories are excerpts from mission co-workers’ letters, both past and present, that complement the Scripture readings. To read current mission co-worker letters, click here.

 

Year B (2017-18), Revised Common Lectionary

  • December 3, 2017 (First Sunday of Advent), 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 | Showered with Blessings
  • December 10, 2017 (Second Sunday of Advent), Mark 1:1-8 | Two Baptisms, Signs of Growth
  • December 17, 2017 (Third Sunday of Advent), Luke 1:46b-55 | Fun, Growth in Christ, and Blessings
  • December 24, 2017 (Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve), Luke 2:1-20 | Seeing the Face of Jesus in the Refugee
  • December 31, 2017 (First Sunday After Christmas), Luke 2:22-40 | Now I Can Die Happy
  • January 7, 2018 (Baptism of the Lord), Luke 2:22-40 | A story from Japan
  • January 14, 2018 (Second Sunday After Epiphany), Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanial, John 1:43-51 | A story from Haiti
  • January 21, 2018 (Third Sunday After Epiphany), Jesus Calls First Disciples, Mark 1:14-20 | A story from Taiwan
  • January 28, 2018 (Fourth Sunday After Epiphany), Jesus Drives Out Impure Spirit, Mark 1:21-28 | A story from DRC

 

Year A (2016-17), Revised Common Lectionary

 

Year C (2015-16), Revised Common Lectionary

  • March 13, John 12: 1—8 | anointing, sacrificial act of devotion
  • Palm SundayLuke 19: 28—40 | triumphal entry as a sign of His messianic reign as the Prince of Peace
  • Easter DayJohn 20: 1—18 | The Empty Tomb
  • April 3, John 20: 19—31 | Doubting Thomas and overcoming fear
  • April 10, John 21: 1—19 | commissioning of Peter, feed my lambs, love/loyalty/faithfulness
  • April 17, John 10: 22—30 | Oh’s Transformation
  • April 24, John 13: 31—35 | A New Commandment – LOVE
  • May 1, John 14: 23—29 | Faith and Hope
  • May 8, John 17: 20—26 | Ethiopian Women Face Challenges
  • Day of Pentecost, John 14: 8—17, 25—27 | Thy Kingdom Come
  • Trinity Sunday, John 16: 12—15 | Difficult Transitions
  • May 29, Luke 7: 1—10 | Glimpses of Progress
  • June 5, Luke 7: 11—17 | Out of the Ashes
  • June 12, Luke 7: 36—8:3 | Extravagant Generosity
  • June 19, Luke 9: 18—24 | Life-Giving Words in Anyuak
  • June 26, Luke 9: 51—62 | On the Streets of Dhaka
  • July 3, Luke 10: 1—12, 17—20 (coming soon)
  • July 10, Luke 10: 25—37 | An Open Heart
  • July 17, Luke 10: 38—42 | God’s Word, the Most Needful Thing
  • July 24, Luke 11: 1—13 | “Thy Will Be Done”
  • July 31, Luke 12: 13—21 | A Ministry of Healing Built on Relationships
  • August 7, Luke 12: 32—38 | Be Ready
  • August 14, Luke 12: 49—56 | Not Peace but Division
  • August 21, Luke 13: 22—30 | The Narrow Door
  • August 28, Luke 14: 1, 7—14 | God Chose the Weak…
  • September 4, Luke 14: 25—33 | Seeds of Love
  • September 11, Luke 15: 1—32 | Joy When the Lost Are Found
  • September 18, Luke 16: 1—13 | One Good Gift Deserves Another
  • September 25, Luke 16: 19—31  | The Rich Man and Lazarus
  • October 2, 2 Timothy 1: 1—14 | The Full Circle of Faith
  • October 9, Luke 17: 11—19 | Thanksfulness Amidst Brokenness
  • October 16, Luke 18: 1—8 | The Power of Prayer
  • October 23, Luke 18: 9—14 | A Dilemma
  • October 30, Luke 19: 1—10 | Dalits and a Humble Servant
  • November 6, Thessalonians 2: 13—3:5 | Simon’s Story of Perseverance
  • November 13, Luke 21: 5—19 | The Destruction of the Temple and Sign of the End Times
  • November 20, John 12: 9—19 | A Humble Christmas