Lectionary Readings Motherhood & Maternal Mortality

The following texts from the Revised Common Lectionary relate to the themes of motherhood,
maternal mortality and family. They are provided as a guide to choosing dates and texts for
observing a Rachel Sabbath in a Christian congregation.

Year C

Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 62:1-5

The justification of Zion (Love and the Divine)

Third Sunday after the Epiphany: I Corinthians 12:12-31a

“For just as the body is one and has many members…”

Second Sunday in Lent: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27

God’s covenant with Abraham, The confidence of David

Third Sunday in Lent (March 8 is International Women’s Day): Psalm 63:1-8

David’s comfort in God’s presence

Fifth Sunday in Lent: Isaiah 43:16-21

“I’m about to do a new thing…”

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23

Resurrection of Tabitha

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day): Psalm 67; John 5:1-9

The nations called to praise God, Jesus heals on the sabbath

Proper 9: Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:1-16

“…as a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jersalem” – Isaiah, “Bearone another’s burdens…” – Galatians

Proper 10: Luke 10:25-37

The Good Samaritan

Proper 16: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 71:1-6; Psalm 103:1-8;
Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17

Jeremiah’s call to God, “If you remove the yoke from among you…”, Prayer for lifelong protection, Thanksgiving for God’s goodness, Jesus heals a crippled woman

Proper 18: Psalm 139

The inescapable God

Proper 26: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

The wrath of God, The destruction of the Wicked City

Proper 28: Isaiah 65:17-25

“For I am about to  create new heavens and a new earth…”

Source: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/

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