Lectionary Poetry – 10th Sunday after Pentecost (12 months A)
At the beginning of a new church year, we published a new feature on our website, a weekly contribution to poetry that is in line with this week's readings (Revised Common Lectionary).
We offer a wide selection of classic and contemporary poems by various poets that stimulate our imagination with how the biblical text speaks to us in the 21st century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers preaching these texts next Sunday, but also for members of the Church in the pews to prepare our minds for the encounter with the biblical texts.
"Freedom, justice, peace and lasting joy (arise)
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as a poet. "
– Walter Brueggemann
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10th Sunday after Pentecost
<<<<< poems from last week
We offer two poems per reading:
a classic poem in the public domain,
that can be read freely on a livestream service, and
a contemporary poem that could be helpful
Preparation, but subject to copyright restrictions.
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