2021 Summer Lectionary Series

May 18, 2021

Summer Lectionary Series 2021

The Festival Scrolls

hosted by BibleWorm


This summer series is being hosted by the BibleWorm podcast with Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson Jr. The series draws on Williamson’s book The Forgotten Books of the Bible: Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today (Fortress Press, 2018), which you may find helpful for your preaching. There is also a free study guide to the book available for download, which might be useful for Sunday School or book club discussions.


The podcasts for this series were recorded during the summer of 2020 and are all immediately available. Video lectures are available on YouTube. Liturgies will be available for Patreon subscribers at the LiturgyWorm Level and higher beginning on May 1, 2021.


You can follow the series in the order listed below or create your own series.


Text & Themes



May 30, 2021

Making Meaning in a Zero-Sum World

Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 and 8:16-9:10


June 6, 2021

Living in the Moment

Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 and 3:1-11


June 13, 2021

Lifting Up Theologies of Protest

Lamentations 1:8-22 and 2:10-22


June 20, 2021

Community Over Conformity

Lamentations 3:1-3, 17-33 and 5:1-3, 19-22


June 27, 2021

Celebrating Human Sexuality

Song of Songs 1:12-2:6 and 7:1-13


July 4, 2021

Reading the Song as Solidarity and Allegory

Song of Songs 5:2-9 and 8:5-10


July 11, 2021

Welcoming Immigrants

Ruth 2:1-20 and 4:9-17


July 18, 2021

Creating Space for Cultural Diversity

Ruth 1:14-18 and 3:1-15


July 25, 2021

Protesting the Patriarchy

Esther 1:1-22


August 1, 2021

Subverting Ethnic Hatred

Esther 3:1-11 and 7:1-10



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