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Lectionary Scriptures

August 6

Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 17:1-7, 15

Isaiah 55:1-5 and Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21

Romans 9:1-5 

Matthew 14:13-21


August 13

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b

1 Kings 19:9-18 and Psalm 85:8-13

Romans 10:5-15

Matthew 14:22-33


August 20

Genesis 45:1-15 and Psalm 133

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 and Psalm 67

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28


August 27

Exodus 1:8-2:10 and Psalm 124

Isaiah 51:1-6 and Psalm 138

Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 16:13-20


September 3

Exodus 3:1-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b

Jeremiah 15:15-21 and Psalm 26:1-8

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28


September 10

Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149

Ezekiel 33:7-11 and Psalm 119:33-40

Romans 13:8-14

Matthew 18:15-20


September 17

Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21

Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35


September 24

Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16


Eileen's Reflections

Do you think we would make the news headlines if we adapted a worship style such as what some countries have? We might have chanting and dancing, and oh, yes, drums. You say, “NO WAY?”


First Chronicles tells us David and the crowd danced, played harps, tambourines and clanged cymbals while celebrating the return of their sacred chest. It sounds like they were having a really fine time.


We can find numerous biblical references where worship was clearly a time of celebration. During July and August, we’re reflecting on how the stories in the book of Acts are relevant for us today. Luke (assuming he is the author) makes the church sound like the perfect community we might like to emulate. They shared all they had so no one was in need. They lived in unity.  There was so much excitement in their community that others flocked to them.  (A closer look does indicate some problems.)


I wonder what it would be like to have so many flocking to Havelock Christian that we struggled to find a place for everyone.


Summer seems like a perfect time to celebrate what we have in common. Worship on July 30 will be full of celebration as we conclude our “Christmas in July.”


I’m looking forward to sharing this special worship with you.


With you in the journey,     

Pastor Eileen   

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Lincoln, Nebraska 68507

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