Notes on the Lectionary is prepared for you by Lincoln Anderson. It is an icebreaker for someone who is reading the Lectionary and wants to engage with what the Church has appointed for a particular Sunday. This is whether you never intend to preach, are just starting out preaching, or have been preaching for a while.

From now until the end of the current liturgical year, we will be posting these reflections looking at the remainder of Lectionary Year B.

We invite feedback and especially suggestions of what you would find helpful so that when we start the next liturgical year (Year C) we can be geared to provide a useful and nourishing resource to our brothers and sisters.

About Lincoln Anderson

Lincoln Anderson is the Deacon at The Good Shepherd Anglican Church, which serves the Opelika-Auburn, AL, area. Lincoln is on Twitter as @deaconlincoln.

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1609, 2021

What Were You Discussing on the Way? Gospel Reading for Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:30-37

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. (Mark 9:32–34, ESV) In this week’s Gospel lesson, we receive two teachings from Jesus that are presented separately but are really deeply [...]

809, 2021

Help My Unbelief! Gospel Reading for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:14-29

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23–24, ESV) There are some stories that I am immensely thankful are contained in Scripture, apart from the central narrative about God’s love for us and his redemption of us from the dominion of darkness and death. This week’s Gospel lesson is one example. [...]

2708, 2021

What is “Notes on the Lectionary”?

Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary We want to create an icebreaker for someone who is reading the Lectionary and wants to engage with what the Church has appointed for a particular Sunday. This is whether you never intend to preach, are just starting out preaching, or have been preaching for a while. From now until the end of the current liturgical year, we will be posting these reflections looking at the remainder of Lectionary Year B. We invite feedback and especially suggestions of what you would find helpful [...]

2708, 2021

Be Opened! Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 7:31-37

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary Gospel Reading for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 7:31-37 “And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’  And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.” (Mark 7:34–35 ESV) There are times when I have to really work to get at what it is the lectionary is trying to get me to understand in the readings set for each Sunday. This reading [...]

2708, 2021

Unwashed Hands and Traditions of Men: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 7:1-23

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary  Gospel Reading for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 7:1-23 “And he said to them, ‘Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?’ (Thus he declared all foods clean.) And he said, ‘What comes out of a person is what defiles him.’” (Mark 7:18–20, ESV) Growing up, I remember that [...]