The Upcoming Lectionary for June 2019

June 2, 2019, the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts 16:16-34 [Imagine: you’ve been severely beaten and jailed, and God has busted you out of prison. Is your first thought about the welfare of your jailer? ]

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 [The Alpha and the Omega are coming soon. The best prayer and appropriate response: “Come, Lord Jesus!”]

John 17:20-26 [Did you know that Jesus prayed for us? That the glory given him is given to us? That he desires that we be with him, where he is, that we would see his glory?]

Psalm 97 [The Lord is King, and a fire goes before him.]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster7_RCL.html

June 9, 2019, Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Acts 2:1-21  [Filled with the Holy Spirit, they began to speak in tongues, as the Spirit gave them ability] 

(or Genesis 11:1-9)

Romans 8:14-17 [You need not be timid when you can call God “Daddy!”]

(or Acts 2:1-21)

John 14:8-17,(25-27) [Do you want to see a snapshot of God the Father?]

Psalm 104:25-35,37 [God, who made Leviathan for the sport of it, sends forth his Spirit and creation happens.]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CPentDay_RCL.html

June 16, 2019, the First Sunday after Pentecost – Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 [Wisdom was created by the Lord before the beginning of the earth, and still she calls; still understanding raises her voice.]

Romans 5:1-5 [The way to have peace, even during suffering.]

John 16:12-15 [Our guide into all the truth? All that the Father has belongs to Jesus, and the Spirit takes what he has and declares it to us.]

Psalm 8 [“Out of the mouths of babes…”]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CTrinity_RCL.html

June 23, 2019, the Second Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7),8-15a [Maybe God doesn’t call you out of fear with ferocious, mountain-crushing winds, earthquakes or fire. Maybe it’s with a “still small voice” that he calls you.]

Galatians 3:23-29 [In Christ, we are no longer defined by nationality, by social status, or by gender; for we are all one. There is no “us” and no “them.”]

Luke 8:26-39 [Your reaction if your local naked psychotic maniac were to be found clothed and in his right mind? (Also the first mention in history of “deviled ham.”)]

Psalm 42 and 43 [Does your soul thirst for God like a deer thirsts for water?]

 - Or - Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:18-27, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html

June 30, 2019, the Third Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 [Chariots of fire and a double portion of a prophet’s spirit.]

Galatians 5:1, 13-25 [Are you characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? Take root in the Spirit.]

Luke 9:51-62 [So… Follow God and don’t look back.]

Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 [“I will meditate on all your acts, and ponder your mighty deeds.”]

 - Or - 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21, Psalm 16, Galatians 5:1,13-25, Luke 9:51-62

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp8_RCL.html