The Season of Easter and Beyond at LECTIO

Last week I announced that our family would be moving to Sherman, TX this summer, where I will become the new Senior Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church. I am thankful for everyone's support and well wishes. We are very excited.

The news of my appointment change spurred questions about the future of the teaching service we launched at Custer Road last summer. Here's the shortest version: right now we do not know much. In his weekly email to the church, Pastor Kory said this last week: "For those of you who attend our Lectio worship service, Frank will continue preaching through at least the end of May. We are discussing how to proceed with the service after that point and will keep you posted on details as decisions are made." That's where we stand. What I can say is that I will preach in Lectio every Sunday in April and May. I'll preach in our Sanctuary services my last two Sundays at Custer Road, June 5 & 12.

Here's a chart, courtesy of the Vanderbilt Theological Library, of the texts we will hear and reflect on at Lectio over the next two months. There is a ton of stuff from the Acts of the Apostles, The Gospel of John, and Revelation. Easter is a season of fifty days, not a single Sunday, leading us to the celebration of Pentecost. During the Season of Easter no Old Testament texts are included in the Lectionary; instead, Acts, the stories of the ministry of Jesus' apostles, are read. Should be very exciting material for study and worship!

Come see us at 9:00 in the Chapel.

Second Sunday of Easter
April 3, 2016

*Acts 5:27-32Psalm 118:14-29
Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8John 20:19-31

Third Sunday of Easter
April 10, 2016

*Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)Psalm 30Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19
Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 17, 2016

*Acts 9:36-43Psalm 23Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30
Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 24, 2016

*Acts 11:1-18Psalm 148Revelation 21:1-6John 13:31-35
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 1, 2016

*Acts 16:9-15Psalm 67Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5John 14:23-29
John 5:1-9
Ascension of the Lord
May 8, 2016

*Acts 1:1-11Psalm 47
Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 24:44-53

Day of Pentecost
May 15, 2016

*Acts 2:1-21
Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:14-17
Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17, (25-27)
Trinity Sunday
May 22, 2016
First Sunday after Pentecost

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

 Psalm 8

Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15
Proper 4 (9)
Second Sunday after Pentecost
May 29, 2016

1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39

Psalm 96
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43

Psalm 96:1-9
Galatians 1:1-12Luke 7:1-10