Preaching every week isn’t easy in normal times, but Holy Week — in a pandemic — presents a special challenge, to say the least. Same Old Song is here for you!

Join the Rev. Jacob Smith and the Rev. Aaron Zimmerman each week as they break down the lectionary texts for the coming Sunday with Gospel insight, a few (in)appropriate cultural references, and a heart for the sufferer in the pew — and the pulpit. All in a half an hour or so. Lectionary readings can be found here.

Below is the episode for the entirety of Holy Week, along with the episodes from a few weeks prior in Lent.

Easter (B) It Really Happened (Episode 150)

Jacob and Aaron dive into the readings for Easter Day, which are Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Mark 16:1-8.

Maundy Thursday/Good Friday (Episode 149)

For Maundy Thursday, the readings are Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and John 13:1-17, 31b-35. For Good Friday, they are Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25 or 4:14-16; 5:7-9, and John 18:1-19:42.

Sunday of the Passion (B): Palm Sunday with Turmeric (Episode 148)

Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, and Mark 14:1-15:47.

Lent 5 (B): Melchiz-a-what? (Episode 147)

Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, and John 12:20-33.

Lent 4 (B): Look at the Snake (Episode 146)

Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, and John 3:14-21.

Lent 3 (B): How to Preach Differently in Covid Times (Episode 145)

Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, and John 2:13-22.


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