We are nearing the end of Lectionary Year A. The Liturgical Calendar follows the story of Christ. Rather than a new year beginning January 1, the church year begins in Advent. The daily readings for Year B begin November 26. Here is the listing of the readings we will soon be following.
I hope that reading the daily lectionary helps you stay connected. When we read scripture together, we are connected to one another. It's fun to know that a group of people are thinking about and wrestling with the text and that engagement perhaps that leads to deep and interesting conversation. Daily reading of the scripture also brings us closer to God. We can experience God in the prose, poetry, prophets, Gospels, and the letters. We can have an ongoing conversation with God as we read from the Bible regularly. I encourage you to read and reflect. I think it helps, especially during this time of the pandemic.
It also helps for the church to find as many ways to stay connected as we can. We have Facebook, the Care Connection, Zoom, and online worship. We also have a monthly newsletter that was sent out earlier this week. I will attach the newsletter here. It includes an Advent calendar of activities along with the daily lectionary readings for the season. May this newsletter help you stay connected to God and one another.
If you would prefer to receive the monthly newsletter electronically rather than in the mail, or if you would like to be sent a newsletter and are not currently on our mailing list, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. May God bless you, keep you, calm you, lead you, and love you as we get ready to close one year and begin another.