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The Second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 4, 3 June 2018

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The Second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 4, 3 June 2018
Track One: Isaiah I Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Track Two: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10
II Corinthians 4:5-12 St. Mark 2:23-3:6




Background: Revised Common Lectionary

We are approaching almost three decades of use of the Revised Common Lectionary, which gives us opportunity to review a little history and usage. An excellent resource is Gordon Lathrop’s Foreword in The Revised Common Lectionary: 20thAnniversary Annotated Edition[1], as well as Fred Kimball Graham’s Introduction in the same volume. In it they recall the unity that gathered around the Ordo Lectionum Missae promulgated by the Roman Church following Vatican II. It was quickly appropriated by Anglican/Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, and some reformed Churches due to its broader sweep of the Scripture over a three-cycle period. In it he recommends other resources such as Fritz West’s Scripture and Memorywhich is, unfortunately, in short supply, and Gail Ram…