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Environmental
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Episcopal Church in Minnesota
 
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Lectionary Reflection

Year A, Advent 3

Year B Proper 26

Year C, Proper 5

Year B, Proper 18

Year B, Proper 27

Year C, Proper 21

Episcopal Standard Lectionary – Revised Common Lectionary
Psalm

Psalm 146

1 Hallelujah!
Praise the LORD, O my soul! *
I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *
for there is no help in them.
3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *
and in that day their thoughts perish.
4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *
whose hope is in the LORD their God;
5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;
6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.
7 The LORD sets the prisoners free;
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind; *
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
8 The LORD loves the righteous;
the LORD cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.

9 The LORD shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Hallelujah

 

Reflection on Psalm 146: 4-9
by the Rev Dcn Helen Hanten

Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help!
   whose hope is in the Lord their God;
Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them;
   who keeps his promise forever.
(vs 4-5)

Happy are they, indeed, for in wildness is found everything humans needed to flourish in the created order, in balance with the web of life and its system of interdependence of all living things in their environment. How easily we are enticed into thinking we can use it all for our own good. We tend to evaluate the worth of any other species by how its existence benefits ours – forgetting that the same creator made everything in heaven, on earth and in the sea.

 

 

To Reflections on RCL Readings for Year A, Advent 3:

Reflections available at the active links
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Psalm
Psalm 146: 4-9 (this page)
or Canticle 3 or 15
New Testament Reading
James 5: 7-10
Gospel
Matthew 11: 2-11

To Reflections on other Readings for Year B, Proper 18:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm
Psalm 146 (this page) or
Psalm 146: 4-9
(this page)
Psalm 125
Psalm 146
(this page)
New Testament Reading:
James 1: 17-27
James 2: 1-10, (11-13), 14-27
Gospel

To Reflections on other Readings for Year B, Proper 26:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
Ruth 1: 1-18
Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
Psalm
Psalm 146
(this page)
New Testament Reading:
Hebrews 7: 23-28
Hebrews 9: 11-14
Gospel
Mark 12:28-34
Mark 12:28-34

To Reflections on other Readings for Year B, Proper 27:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
1 Kings 17: 8-16
Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17
1 Kings 17: 8-16
Psalm
Psalm 146: 4-9
(this page)
Psalm 127
Psalm 146
(this page)
New Testament Reading:
Hebrews 9:24-28
Hebrews 9: 24-28
Gospel
Mark 12:38-44
Mark 12: 38-44

 

To Reflections on other Readings for Year C, Proper 5:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
1 Kings 17: 17-24
Psalm
Psalm 30 or 30:1-6,12-13
Psalm 146
(this page)
Psalm 30
New Testament Reading:
Gospel
Luke 7:11-17
Luke 7:11-17

 

To Reflections on other Readings for Year C, Proper 21:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Amos 6: 1-7
Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15
Amos 6: 1a, 4-7
Psalm
Psalm 146
(this page)
Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16
Psalm 146
New Testament Reading:
1 Timothy 6: 11-19
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel

The Rev Dcn Helen Hanten, a retired deacon who attended St. Andrew's by the Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN, originally wrote this reflection in 2002. Helen and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Helen Hanten or any MEESC member, or mail them to:


MEESC
c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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