Apr 16

ASK THE PASTOR: What is the Church Year?

In our secular calendar, there is a cycle of “seasons” (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). The dates associated with the four seasons of our weather are determined by specific events (i.e., winter solstice, vernal equinox, summer solstice, and autumnal equinox). In … Continue reading

Apr 11

ASK THE PASTOR: How is the Lectionary (reading schedule) Organized?

The readings are organized around the seasons of the “Church Year.” The lectionary (reading calendar) currently in use at Risen Christ is a three year reading schedule that follows the historic practice of reading a selection from the Old Testament … Continue reading

Apr 10

ASK THE PASTOR: How do you Choose Readings for Sunday?

Pastor, how do you choose the readings for each Sunday service?  The simple answer is, “I don’t.” The readings we use each Sunday are generally the same readings used by a significant proportion of Christians around the world. By using … Continue reading