Summer Series Options

Over the years I’ve done the Narrative Lectionary I have generally joined with colleagues in my area to do our own thing in the summers. The Working Preacher suggestion for this summer is a series on Jeremiah. Below are some of the series I’ve been a part of over the years.

The summer of 2020 our little group put together a series on Commemorations. We generally tried to have each Sunday tied to a commemoration that was for a nearby time, but that wasn’t always possible. You can find that series here: https://freedfromfreedfor.org/2020/05/26/2020-summer-series/

For the summer of 2019 we did a series on “Unsung Heroes of Scripture,” you can find that series here:
https://freedfromfreedfor.org/2019/05/26/fair-warning/

Way back in 2018 our series was on “Women of Scripture,” which can be found here: https://freedfromfreedfor.org/2018/05/17/what-were-doing-for-the-summer/

You can check out the posts from those summers to see what sorts of resources I supplied for them. You can also try clicking the “summer” tags that can be found at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to use any of these or adapt them as suits your purposes!

Summer Readings: Women of Scripture

So the NL using pastors in my area have chosen to do “Women of Scripture” for our summer readings. This may mean my blog won’t be very useful to you during the summer months. For that, I apologize. If you would like to follow along with us, here are the readings we are using:

May 27: Sarah & Hagar Sermon text – Genesis 16:1-12,15-16; 18:1-15; 21:1-3, 8-21 Companion texts – Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 and/or Matthew 9:35-36

June 3: Miriam & Zipporah Sermon text – Exodus 2:1-25; 15:19-21 Companion texts – Psalm 114 and/or Luke 1:73-75

June 10: Rahab Sermon text – Joshua 2:1-23 Companion texts – Psalm 33:16-22 and/or Matthew 21:28-32

June 17: Hannah Sermon text – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:10 Companion texts – Psalm 16 and/or Matthew 24:1-3

June 24: Abigail Sermon text – 1 Samuel 25:1-20,23-42 Companion texts – Psalm 49:1-4 and/or Luke 14:7-11

July 1: Esther Sermon text – a summary of the book Companion texts – Psalm 124 and/or Mark 9:23-25

July 8: Ruth 1 Sermon text – Ruth 1:1-22 Companion texts – Psalm 146 and/or Matthew 22:36-38

July 15: Ruth 2 Sermon text – Ruth 2:1-23 Companion texts – Psalm 132:14-16 and/or Matthew 14:13-21

July 22: Ruth 3 Sermon text – Ruth 3:1-18 Companion texts – Psalm 145:13-15 and/or Luke 6:20-22

July 29: Ruth 4 Sermon text – Ruth 4:1-22 Companion texts – Psalm 127 and/or Matthew 1:5-6

August 5: Mary (Mother of Our Lord) Sermon text – Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7, 22-38 Companion texts – Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 and/or Isaiah 7:13-15

August 12: Mary & Martha Sermon text – Luke 10:38-42; John 11:1-6, 17-44 Companion texts – Psalm 130 and/or Isaiah 48:16-17

August 19: Tabitha Sermon text – Acts 9:32-42 Companion texts – Psalm 23 and/or 1 Kings 17:17-24

August 26: Lydia Sermon text – Acts 16:11-15 Companion texts – Psalm 67 and/or Isaiah 58:10-12

September 2: Eunice & Lois Sermon text – 2 Timothy 1:1-7 Companion texts – Psalm 37:1-9 and/or Deuteronomy 7:8-10