Weekly Seeds

Weekly Seeds is a weekly email summary of our popular resource for lectionary-based Bible study. It includes next Sunday's Bible reading, a brief meditation, and reflections from ancient or contemporary sources. Each email links to the full version, which you'll also find linked further down this page.  Click the "Signup" button below to subscribe when the form is complete.

 

Pick Up the Mantle (Jun. 21-27)

In the life of the faith community, there are moments of crisis, when a beloved pastor leaves, and the community looks for new leadership, even in the midst of grieving. The community, in its feelings of loss and being lost, understandably wants a clear signal that this one is The One and can be trusted.


Pick Up the Mantle (Jun 21-27)

In the life of the faith community, there are moments of crisis, when a beloved pastor leaves, and the community looks for new leadership, even in the midst of grieving. The community, in its feelings of loss and being lost, understandably wants a clear signal that this one is The One and can be trusted.


In God's Presence (Jun. 14-20)

If Elijah got discouraged and even gave up, it's not surprising that we might do so, too. It's a good thing that other voices intervene, however powerful, however small, and call us back to who we are, whose we are, and what we are about.


Choose Justice (Jun. 7-13)

In the end, these stories can also be stories of hope. No matter what is happening around us or within us, deeper still is the reality of God at work in our lives, and the dream of God for the life of the world.


Courageous Compassion (May 31-Jun 6)

There are all sorts of wonderful things swirling around in this story: the power of God, the rains of mercy on parched earth and dried-up lives, the small ones lifted up, the generosity that transforms the direst of situations, the blessings of God multiplying in unexpected and unimagined ways.


Wisdom Calls (Trinity Sunday)

Julie Polter's elegant words perhaps say it best, that "this is the truth of God: all creation is one holy web of relationships, and gifts meant for all; that creation vibrates with the pain of all its parts, because its true destiny is joy."


Gathered and Scattered (Pentecost)

On Pentecost, may you find your heart singing with the Spirit of God, your ears humming with the voice of the Spirit speaking in a language that reaches deep into your soul and wisdom dawning on your mind so that the shackles that have hardened around your mind may be broken, and God's voice and language set free.


Breaking Chains (May 10-16)

The adventures of the apostles continue in this colorful story of exorcism and outrage, mob scenes and courtroom drama, liberation and celebration, with Paul at the center of the action, and God very busy at work in the town of Philippi.


Disciples Together (May 3-9)

"Lydia the Unlikely" is a "frame" for this story because it is her house, by then a house church (as they did things in those days) that provides a haven for Paul after his imprisonment.


Imagine (Apr. 26-May 2)

While our passage today starts off with a beautiful and all-encompassing vision of a new heaven and a new earth, there is a very specific city, the New Jerusalem, at its center.


Contact Info

Kathryn Matthews
Dean of the Amistad Chapel
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3855
matthewsk@ucc.org