Welcome to SAMUEL/SERMON SEEDS
“Speak, for your servant is listening….” (1 Samuel 3:10)
SAMUEL is a sermon preparation resource designed for use with the Revised Common Lectionary. Each week, you’ll find that Sunday’s Lectionary texts and “Sermon Seeds,” a reflection on the focus text from the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum. Each week, Sermon Seeds are also adapted as “Weekly Seeds” on ucc.org for Bible study in the local church and for personal devotion and study. Along with the text and reflection, you’ll find a prayer, additional thoughts for reflection, and focus questions for discussion.
The United Church of Christ participates in the Consultation on Common Texts, which has designed the Revised Common Lectionary. For more information on the Lectionary, go to commontexts.org.
Would you like to discuss the sermon you’re preparing for this Sunday? You’re invited to join us on Facebook at Sermon Seeds (United Church of Christ).
For Lectionary-based worship resources for each Sunday from the United Church of Christ, go to Worship Ways.
SAMUEL is produced by Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ.
The Revised Common Lectionary is © Consultation on Common Texts.
Texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of Holy Scripture, © 1989 by The Division of Christian Education, National Council of Churches.
The psalm antiphon is from The New Century Hymnal, © 1995, The Pilgrim Press. Used with permission.
Music for the psalm and antiphon are available in The New Century Hymnal, plus a complete index of hymns appropriate for each Sunday’s lectionary readings. To purchase the Hymnal, call 1-800-325-7061 or simply click here.
The Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay, Sermon Seeds Writer and Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org), is a local church pastor and worship scholar-practitioner with a particular interest in the proclamation of the word in gathered communities.