Lectionary Reflection

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for July 31, 2016 Proper 13 First Reading: Hosea 11:1-11 Alternate: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. The more I called them, the more they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, […]

Lectionary Reflection

  Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for July 24, 2016 Proper 12   First Reading: Hosea 1:2-10 Alternate: Genesis 18:20-32 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking […]

Lectionary Reflection

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for July 17, 2016 Proper 11 THE READINGS First Reading: Amos 8:1-12 Alternate Genesis 18:1-10a This is what the Lord God showed me– a basket of summer fruit. He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, […]

Lectionary Reflection

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for July 10, 2016 Proper 10 THE READINGS   First Reading: Amos 7:1-17 Alternate Deuteronomy 30:9-14 This is what the Lord God showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings). When they […]

From Board of Directors to Spiritual Elders

Christopher Ditzenberger, Rector, Saint Gabriel the Archangel Cherry Hills Village, CO A common word heard a generation or two ago was, “The pew cannot rise higher than the pulpit.” The idea that the herald of the gospel must be soaked in a regular regimen of study and prayer in order to present to the congregation mature in […]