Lectionary Poetry – 10th Sunday After Pentecost (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry

With the dawn of a new church year, we have launched a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).

We offer here a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will be preaching these texts on the coming Sunday, but also for church members in the pews, as way to prime our minds for encountering the biblical texts.

“Freedom, justice, peace, and abiding joy (emerge)
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as poet.”

 – Walter Brueggemann

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Lectionary Poetry
10th Sunday After Pentecost
 Year A

<<<<< Last Week’s Poems

We offer two poems per reading:
one classic poem in the public domain,
that can be read freely on a livestreamed service, and
one contemporary poem that might be helpful in 
preparation, but is subject to copyright restrictions. 


Lectionary Readings:

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and
Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b  >>> Lectionary Poems 
1 Kings 19:9-18  >>>  Lectionary Poems 
Psalm 85:8-13 >>>  Lectionary Poems 
Romans 10:5-15 >>> Lectionary Poems 

Matthew 14:22-33 >>> Lectionary Poems 

POEMS >>>>>>


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