Christmas Day Lectionary…

What I learned and what’s coming up…

Week 1 of Lectionary blogging down! I enjoyed it. Although I know I spent more time on it than I will normally have once school starts again. I did learn a bit, for instance…I need a Twitter style introduction. I didn’t even think about that as I wrote in my blog last week. It looks very odd on the front page if I forget a clear introduction. Also, as I work on the blog I hope to get a bit better at being a concise and clear writer. I rambled more than I like to (ya…I realize I am rambling now!)

Lectionary Text for Christmas Day

There are moments that I have asked myself “Why am I doing this?” Then there are those moments that I get a bit of a shock and know that blogging can’t hurt. This morning when I opened up the Revised Common Lectionary for this week was one of those “um” moments! Instead of 4 verses to choose from this week, the website greeted me with a 5×6 table of verses to choose from! Well, the first column includes descriptions and the last row is “Not observed this year” (HUH???). Technically that leaves 24 verses to choose from. But wait, the last 3 of those rows are for January 1st, so I am down to 12 verses to choose from…still quite a few. What if I was sitting down to write my first sermon and discovered this? I would be very lost and probably a bit confused. Since I have discovered this randomness that is the Revised Common Lectionary, I will be taking a least a day or two to figure out what in the world these are: Nativity of the Lord – Proper I, Nativity of the Lord Proper II, and Nativity of the Lord – Proper III.  I will decide on a verse at some point this week but it might just be later (or it’s Christmas week and I might have to skip a day or two!!)

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