Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 3rd 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
3rd 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. 

 
 

Narrative Lectionary Reading:

NOTE: The Narrative Lectionary is on hiatus during the summer. Our selection of poems to accompany these readings will resume in the fall when the Lectionary resumes.
 
 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings:

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
 
 
Exodus 19:2-8a  >>> Lectionary Poems ]
 
 
Romans 5:1-8 >>> Lectionary Poems ]
 
 
Matthew 9:35-10:23 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
 
 

POEMS >>>>>>

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