Many Christians are guided in Sunday worship by some version of a Revised Common Lectionary, which have nearly universal appeal and applicability. Here is a three-part sampling of the texts for this weekend.

In Genesis chapter 32, we read that Jacob left a displeased father-in-law (and uncle), Laban, and took with him his two wives who were daughters of Laban, his maids, his 11 children (grandchildren of Laban), and everything that he) had” — on his way to his home in Canaan.