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Lectionary Mission Stories


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Mission stories for special days and seasons

New Testament readings

Click on the links below to read mission stories from PC(USA) mission workers that illustrate special days and seasons from lectionary New Testament readings for 2019. Mission workers were asked to reflect on these scripture readings as they relate to their ministries and those of the global partners with whom they serve. Check back frequently for updated stories for special Sundays.


First Sunday in Lent, March 1
A reflection from Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta, serving in Indonesia

Second Sunday in Lent, March 8
A reflection from Christi and Jeff Boyd, serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Third Sunday in Lent, March 15
A reflection from Cobbie and Dessa Palm, serving in the Philippines

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 22
A reflection from Ruth Brown, serving in Bhana

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 29
A reflection from Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar, serving on the Mexican border

Holy Week: Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 5
Palm Sunday: A reflection from John McCall, serving in Taiwan

Holy Week: Monday, April 6
A reflection from Nadia Ayoub, serving in Greece

Holy Week: Tuesday, April 7
A reflection from Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather, serving in South Sudan

Holy Week: Wednesday, April 8
A reflection from Sarah Henken, serving in Colombia

Holy Week: Thursday, April 9
A reflection from Jeremy and Luta Garbat-Welch, serving in Malawi

Holy Week: Good Friday, April 10
A reflection from Elmarie and Scott Parker, serving Iraq, Lebanon and Syria

Holy Week: Great Vigil Saturday, April 11
A reflection from Dori Hjalmarson, serving in Honduras

Holy Week: Easter Sunday, April 12
Easter Sunday: A reflection from Doug Dicks, serving in Palestine and Israel