Lectionary Poetry – 16th Sunday After Pentecost (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry

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
16th Sunday After Pentecost
 Year A

*** Featuring Poems for both the Narrative
and Revised Common Lectionaries!!!


Narrative Lectionary Reading:

Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7    >>> Lectionary Poems 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings:

Exodus 14:19-31, 15:1b-11, 20-21  >>> Lectionary Poems 
 Psalm 103:1-13 >>>  Lectionary Poems 
 Romans 14:1-12>>>  Lectionary Poems 
 Matthew 18:21-35>>>  Lectionary Poems 

POEMS >>>>>>

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One Comment

  1. I have often included poetry in my sermons, so I think this new effort is a wonderful idea!