LECTIONARY READINGS 2012-2013

December 2, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent, Year C
Jeremiah 33:14-16 ;
Psalm 25:1-10 ;
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; 
Luke 21:25-36

December 9, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C
Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79 ; Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

December 16, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6 
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

December 23, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C
Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:46b-55 ; Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45

December 24, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 ; Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98 ; Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
John 1:1-14

December 30, 2012 [White or Gold]
First Sunday After Christmas Day, Year C
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

January 1, 2013
New Year’s Day [White] (A, B and C)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 ; Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46



 January 6, 2013 [White]
Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 ; Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

January 13, 2013 [White]
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after the Epiphany 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29 ; Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 20, 2013 [Green]
Second Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10 ; 
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

January 27, 2013 [Green]
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19 ;1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

February 3, 2013 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

February 10, 2013 [White]
Transfiguration Sunday
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99 ; )
2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)

February 13, 2013 [Purple]
Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1-17 ; 
2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

February 17, 2013 [Purple]
First Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 ; Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

February 24, 2013 [Purple]
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27 ; Philippians 3:17–4:1
Luke 13:31-35

March 3, 2013 [Purple]
Third Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8 ; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

March 10, 2013 [Purple]
Fourth Sunday in Lent
(One Great Hour of Sharing)
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32 ; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 17, 2013 [Purple]
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126 ; Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

March 24, 2013
Palm/Passion Sunday [Red or Purple]Liturgy of the Palms
Luke 19:28-40
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764)
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14–23:56 (or Luke 23:1-49)

March 25, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11 ; Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

March 26, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14 ; 
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

March 27, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Wednesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70 ; Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32

March 28, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Holy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 ; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

March 29, 2013 [No Color]
Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Psalm 22 ; 
Hebrews 10:16-25
John 18:1–19:42

March 30, 2013
Holy Saturday [No Color]
Job 14:1–14
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 ; 
1 Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66

Easter Vigil [White]The number of readings may vary, but Exodus 14
and at least two other readings from the Old Testament should be used 
in addition to the New Testament readings.Old Testament Readings and Psalms
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 or Psalm 33 (UMH 767)
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
Psalm 46 (UMH 780)
Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm 16 (UMH 748)
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18 (UMH 135)
Isaiah 55:1-11
Isaiah 12:2-6
Ezekiel 36:24-28
Psalm 42 (UMH 777)
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 143 (UMH 856)

Second Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 114 (UMH 835)

Gospel
Luke 24:1-12

March 31, 2013 [White]
Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43 
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  ; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
John 20:1-18 (or Luke 24:1-12)

April 7, 2013 [White]
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 150 ; Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

April 14, 2013 [White]
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-6, 7-20
Psalm 30 ;
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

April 21, 2013 [White]
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23 ;Revelation 7:9-17
John 10:22-30

April 28, 2013 [White]
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148 ; Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

May 5, 2013 [White]
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67 ; Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5
John 14:23-29

May 9, 2013 [White]
Ascension Day(These readings may also be used Sunday, May 12.)
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

May 12, 2013 [White]
Seventh Sunday of Easter Mother’s Day)
(Readings for Ascension Day may be used)
Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97 ; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John 17:20-26

May 19, 2013 [Red]
Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b ; Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17 (25-27) 

May 26, 2013 [White]
Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost)
 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8 ; Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

June 2, 2013 [Green]
Second Sunday after Pentecost
I Kings 18:20-39
Psalm 96 ; Galatians 1:1-12
Luke 7:1-10

June 9, 2013 [Green]
Third Sunday after Pentecost
1 Kings 17:8-24
Psalm 146 ; 
Galatians 1:11-24
Luke 7:11-17

June 16, 2013 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost1 Kings 21:1-21a
Psalm 5:1-8 ; 
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36–8:3

June 23, 2013 [Green]
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost]
1 Kings 19:1-15a
Psalm 42  Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

June 30, 2013 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

July 7, 2013 [Green]
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30 Galatians 6:1-6 (7-16)
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

July 14, 2013 [Green]
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

July 21, 2013 [Green]
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52 or Psalm 82  Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

July 28, 2013 [Green]
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85  Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Luke 11:1-13

August 4, 2013 [Green]
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

August 11, 2013 [Green]
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

August 18, 2013 [Green]
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19  Hebrews 11:29–12:2 
Luke 12:49-56

August 25, 2013 [Green]
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6  Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

September 1, 2013 [Green]
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

September 8, 2013 [Green]
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

September 15, 2013 [Green]
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

September 22, 2013 [Green]
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 4 
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

September 29, 2013 [Green]
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

October 6, 2013 [Green]
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
(World Communion Sunday)
Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137 
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

October 13, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12 ; 2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

October 14, 2013 [Green)
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4-9
John 6:25-35 

October 20, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 19           2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

October 27, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

November 1, 2013 [White]

All Saints Day

(May be used November 3)

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

Psalm 149 or Psalm 150

Ephesians 1:11-23

Luke 6:20-31

 

November 3, 2013 [White or Red] 
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(Readings from All Saints Day may be substituted)
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144 
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

November 10, 2013 [Green] 
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Haggai 1:15b–2:9
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21)
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

November 17, 2013 [Green] 
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12 or Psalm 118  2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

November 24, 2013 [White or Gold] 
Christ the King/Reign of Christ Jeremiah 23:1-6
Luke 1:68-79 
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43

November 28, 2013 [Green, White, or Red]
 Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4-9
John 6:25-35

December 1, 2013 [Blue or Purple]
First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122  Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

December 8, 2013 [Blue or Purple]
Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19  Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

December 15, 2013 [Blue or Purple or Pink]
Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 35:1-10
Luke 1:47-55  James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

December 22, 2013 [Blue or Purple]
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

December 24, 2013 [White]
Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2013 [White]
Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98  Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
John 1:1-14

December 29, 2013 [White]
First Sunday after Christmas Day
Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148 
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23

December 31, 2013 (
Watch Night/New Year's Eve/New Year’s Day
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8  Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

 

 

REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY  2012

 

January 1, 2012
New Year's Day [White]

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

 

Epiphany Sunday, Year B [White]
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

 

January 6, 2012 [White or Gold]
Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

 

January 8, 2012 [White]
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after the Epiphany

Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11

 

January 15, 2012 [Green]
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51

 

January 22, 2012 [Green]
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

 

January 29, 2012 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28

 

 

 

February 5, 2012
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Green)

Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39

 

February 12, 2012 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Mark 1:40-45

 

February 19, 2012 (White)
Transfiguration Sunday/Last Sunday After the Epiphany

2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

 

February 22, 2012 [Purple]
Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1–17
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21

 

February 26, 2012 [Purple
First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

 

 

 

March 4, 2012 [Purple]
Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

 

March 11, 2012 [Purple]
Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

 

March 18, 2012 [Purple]

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

Numbers 21:4-9

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 

 

Ephesians 2:1-10

 

John 3:14-21

 

 

 

March 25, 2012 [Purple]

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent

 

Jeremiah 31:31-34

 

Psalm 51:1-12 

 

Hebrews 5:5-10

 

John 12:20-33

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2012
Passion/Palm Sunday [Red or Purple]

Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 

 

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)

 

April 2, 2012 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Monday of Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

 

April 3, 2012 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

 

April 4, 2012[Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Wednesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 50:4–9a
Psalm 70
Hebrews 12:1–3
John 13:21–32

 

April 5, 2012 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Holy Thursday

Exodus 12:1–4 (5–10) 11–14
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19
1 Corinthians 11:23–26
John 13:1–17, 31b-35

 

April 6, 2012 [No Color]
Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10:16–25
John 18:1—19:42

 

April 8, 2012 [White]
Easter Day
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8

 

April 15, 2012 [White]
Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
or Matthew 28:1–10

 

April 22, 2012 [White]
Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

 

April 29, 2012 [White]
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

 

 

 

May 6, 2012 [White]
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8

 

May 13, 2012 [White]
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17

 

May 17, 2012 [White]
Ascension of the Lord
These readings may also be used on the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

 

May 20, 2012 [White]
Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Sunday

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

 

May 27, 2012 [Red or White]
Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

 

 

 

June 23, 2012 [White]
Trinity Sunday/First Sunday After Pentecost

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-173

 

June 10, 2012 [Green]
Second Sunday after Pentecost

1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15)
Psalm 138
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

 

June 17, 2012 [Green]
Third Sunday After Pentecost

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20 or Psalm 92
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17
Mark 4:26-34

 

June 24, 2012 [Green]
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

1 Samuel 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
Psalm 9:9-20
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

 

 

 

July 1, 2012 [Green]
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

 

July 8, 2012 [Green]
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

 

July 15, 2012 [Green]
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

 

July 22, 2012 [Green]
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

G2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

 

July 29, 2012 [Green]
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

 

 

 

August 5, 2012 [Green]
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-12
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

 

August 12, 2012 [Green]
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

 

August 19, 2012 [Green]
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Psalm 111
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

 

August 26, 2012 [Green]
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43
Psalm 84
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

 

 

 

September 2, 2012 [Green]
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 or Psalm 72
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

 

September 9, 2012 [Green]
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125 or Psalm 124
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Mark 7:24-37

 

September 16, 2012 [Green]
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

 

September 23, 2012 [Green]
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

 

September 30, 2012 [Green]
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

 

 

 

October 7, 2012 [Green]
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday

Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Psalm 26 or Psalm 25
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

 

October 14, 2012 [Green]
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Children's Sabbath

Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

 

October 21, 2012 [Green]
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Laity Sunday

Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45

 

October 28, 2012 [Green]
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22)
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

 

 

 

November 1, 2012 [White or Red]
All Saints Day

Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 24
Revelation 21:1-6a
John 11:32-44

 

November 4, 2012 [White or Red]
All Saints Sunday or
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Sunday texts
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 24
Revelation 21:1-6a
John 11:32-44

 

Or Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost texts

 

Ruth 1:1-18

 

Psalm 146 

 

Hebrews 9:11-14

 

Mark 12:28-34

 

 

 

November 11, 2012 [Green]
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Psalm 127 or Psalm 42
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

 

November 18, 2012 [Green]
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10 or Psalm 113
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

 

November 22, 2012 [Green, White, or Red]
Thanksgiving Day

Joel 2:21-27
Psalm 126
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Matthew 6:25-33

 

November 25, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christ the King/Reign of Christ

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18)
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

 

 

 

December 2, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Jeremiah 33:14-16 

 

Psalm 25:1-10  

 

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 

 

Luke 21:25-36

 

December 9, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

 

December 16, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

 

December 23, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:46b-55
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) 6

 

December 24, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

 

December 25, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day

Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
John 1:1-14

 

December 30, 2012 [White or Gold]
First Sunday After Christmas Day, Year C

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY 2010-2011

November 28, 2010 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122 (UMH 845)
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

December 5, 2010 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (UMH 795)
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

December 12, 2010 [Blue or Purple or Pink]
Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 35:1-10
Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

December 19, 2010 [Blue or Purple]
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801)
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

December 24, 2010 (White or Gold)
Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2010 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
John 1:1-14

December 26, 2010 [White or Gold]
First Sunday After Christmas Day
Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23

December 31, 2010 (Watch Night/New Year's Eve)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

January 1, 2011
New Year's Day [White]
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

January 2, 2011 [White]
Epiphany Sunday
(These readings may also be used on January 6.)
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

January 6, 2011 [White or Gold]
Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

January 9, 2011 [White]
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 42:1–9
Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17

January 16, 2011 [Green]
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
saiah 49:1–7
Psalm 40:1–11 (UMH 774)
1 Corinthians 1:1–9
John 1:29–42

January 23, 2011 [Green]
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (UMH 758)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23

January 30, 2011 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 (UMH 747)
I Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

February 2, 2011 [White]
The Presentation of the Lord/Candlemas
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24 (UMH 755)
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40

February 6, 2011
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Green)
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)
Psalm 112:1-10 (UMH 833)
I Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)
Matthew 5:13-20

February 13, 2011 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8 (UMH 840)
I Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

February 20, 2011 (Green)
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Psalm 119:33-40 (UMH 840)
I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Matthew 5:38-48

February 27, 2011 [Green]
Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 49:8-16a
Psalm 131 or Psalm 62:5-12 (UMH 787)
I Corinthians 4:1-5
Matthew 6:24-34

March 6, 2011 [White]
Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration Sunday
Exodus 24:12–18
Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
2 Peter 1:16–21
Matthew 17:1–9

March 9, 2011 [Purple]
Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1–17 (UMH 785)
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21

March 13, 2011 [Purple]
First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 2:15–17; 3:1–7
Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
Romans 5:12–19
Matthew 4:1–11

 

March 20, 2011 [Purple]
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1–4a
Psalm 121 (UMH 844)
Romans 4:1–5, 13–17
John 3:1–17

March 27, 2011 [Purple]
Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 17:1–7
Psalm 95 (UMH 814)
Romans 5:1–11
John 4:5–42

April 3, 2011 [Purple]
Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 16:1–13
Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
Ephesians 5:8–14
John 9:1–41

April 10, 2011 [ Purple]
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Psalm 130 (UMH 848)
Romans 8:6–11
John 11:1–45

April 17, 2011 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Sixth Sunday in Lent (Passion/Palm Sunday)
Liturgy of the Palms
Matthew 21:1–11
Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 (UMH 839)
Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4–9a
Psalm 31:9–16 (UMH 764)
Philippians 2:5–11
Matthew 26:14–27:66
or Matthew 27:11–54

April 18, 2011 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1–9
Psalm 36:5–11 (UMH 771)
Hebrews 9:11–15
John 12:1–11

April 19, 2011 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1–7
Psalm 71:1–14 (UMH 794)
1 Corinthians 1:18–31
John 12:20–36

April 20, 2011 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Wednesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4–9a
Psalm 70 (UMH 793)
Hebrews 12:1–3
John 13:21–32

April 21, 2011 [Red/Scarlet or Purple]
Holy Thursday
Exodus 12:1–4 (5–10) 11–14
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 (UMH 837)
1 Corinthians 11:23–26
John 13:1–17, 31b-35

April 22, 2011 [No Color]
Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Psalm 22 (UMH 752)
Hebrews 10:16–25
John 18:1–19:42

April 23, 2011 [White/Gold]
Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil
The number of readings may vary, but Exodus 14 and at least two other readings from the Old Testament should be used in addition to the New Testament readings.
Old Testament Readings and Psalms/Canticles
Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26 or Psalm 33 (UMH 767)
Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13
Psalm 46 (UMH 780)
Genesis 22:1–18
Psalm 16 (UMH 748)
Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21
Exodus 15:1b –13, 17–18 (UMH 135)
Isaiah 55:1–11
Isaiah 12:2–6
Ezekiel 36:24–28
Psalm 42 (UMH 777)
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Psalm 143 (UMH 856)

Second Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3–11
Psalm 114 (UMH 835)

Gospel Reading
Matthew 28:1–10

April 24, 2011 [White or Gold]
Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 (UMH 839)
Colossians 3:1–4
John 20:1–18
or Matthew 28:1–10

May 1, 2011 [White or Gold]
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14a, 22–32
Psalm 16 (UMH 748)
1 Peter 1:3–9
John 20:19–31

May 8, 2011 [White or Gold]
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14a, 36–41
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 (UMH 837)
1 Peter 1:17–23
Luke 24:13–35

May 15, 2011 [White or Gold]
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
1 Peter 2:19–25
John 10:1–10

May 22, 2011 [White or Gold]
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16 (UMH 764)
1 Peter 2:2–10
John 14:1–14

May 29, 2011 [White or Gold]
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8–20 (UMH 790)
1 Peter 3:13–22
John 14:15–21

June 2, 2011 [White or Gold]
Ascension Day
(These readings may also be used Sunday.)
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

June 5, 2011 [White or Gold ]
Ascension Sunday/Seventh Sunday of Easter
These readings may also be used on the Seventh Sunday of Easter.
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15–23
Luke 24:44–53

If not celebrating the day as Ascension Sunday Seventh Sunday of Easter:

Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1–10, 32–35 (UMH 792)
1 Peter 4:12–14; 5:6–11
John 17:1–11

 

June 12, 2011 [Red]
Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826)
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
John 7:37–39

June 19, 2011 [White]
Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost)
Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
2 Corinthians 13:11–13
Matthew 28:16–20

June 26, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Second Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 22:1–14
Psalm 13 (UMH 746)
Romans 6:12–23
Matthew 10:40–42

July 3, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Third Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49,58–67
Psalm 45:10–17 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)
Romans 7:15–25a
Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

July 10, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 25:19–34
Psalm 119:105–112 or Psalm 25 (UMH 756)
Romans 8:1–11
Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

July 17, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 28:10–19a
Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 (UMH 854)
Romans 8:12–25
Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

July 24, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 29:15–28
Psalm 105:1–11, 45b (UMH 828)
Romans 8:26–39
Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52

July 31, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 32:22–31
Psalm 17:1–7, 15 (UMH 749)
Romans 9:1–5
Matthew 14:13–21

August 7, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28
Psalm 105:1–6, 16–22, 45b (UMH 828)
Romans 10:5–15
Matthew 14:22–33

August 14, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Genesis 45:1–15
Psalm 133 (UMH 850)
Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32
Matthew 15: (10–20) 21–28

August 21, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 1:8–2:10
Psalm 124 (UMH 846)
Romans 12:1–8
Matthew 16:13–20

August 28, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 3:1–15
Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c (UMH 828)
Romans 12:9–21
Matthew 16:21–28

September 4, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 12:1–14
Psalm 149 or Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Romans 13:8–14
Matthew 18:15–20

September 11, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 14:19–31
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20–21 (UMH 135)
Romans 14:1–12
Matthew 18:21–35

September 18, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 16:2–15
Psalm 105:1–6, 37–45 or Psalm 78 (UMH 799)
Philippians 1:21–30
Matthew 20:1–16

September 25, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 17:1–7
Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16 (UMH 799)
Philippians 2:1–13
Matthew 21:23–32

October 2, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33–46

October 9, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 32:1–14
Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23 (UMH 829)
Philippians 4:1–9
Matthew 22:1–14

October 16, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 33:12–23
Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
Matthew 22:15–22
Luke 16:19-31

October 23, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Deuteronomy 34:1–12
Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17 (UMH 789)
1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
Matthew 22:34–46

October 30, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Joshua 3:7–17
Psalm 107:1–7, 33–37 (UMH 830)
1 Thessalonians 2:9–13
Matthew 23:1–12
(May be used on first Sunday in November)

November 1, 2011 [White or Red]
All Saints Day
Revelation 7:9–17
Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
1 John 3:1–3
Matthew 5:1–121

November 6, 2011 [White or Red]
All Saints Sunday
or Ordinary Time/Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Revelation 7:9–17
Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
1 John 3:1–3
Matthew 5:1–12

or

If not celebrating the day as All Saints Sunday
Ordinary Time/Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (Green)
Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25
Psalm 78:1–7 (UMH 799)
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
Matthew 25:1–13

November 13, 2011 [Green]
Ordinary Time/Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
Judges 4:1–7
Psalm 123 or Psalm 76 (UMH 797)
1 Thessalonians 5:1–11
Matthew 25:14–30

November 20, 2011 [White or Gold]
Christ the King/Reign of Christ
Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
Ephesians 1:15–23
Matthew 25:31–46

November 24, 2011[Green, White, or Red]
Thanksgiving Day (Red or Green)
Deuteronomy 8:7–18
Psalm 65 (UMH 789)
2 Corinthians 9:6–15
Luke 17:11–19

November 27, 2011 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent, Year B
Deuteronomy 8:7–18
Isaiah 64:1–9
Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19 (UMH 801)
1 Corinthians 1:3–9
Mark 13:24–37

December 4, 2011 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent
Deuteronomy 8:7–18
Isaiah 40:1–11
Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 (UMH 806)
2 Peter 3:8–15a
Mark 1:1–8

December 11, 2011 [Purple or Blue]
Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11
Psalm 126 (UMH 847)
1 Thessalonians 5:16–24
John 1:6–8, 19–28

December 18, 2011 [Purple or Blue] Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16
Luke 1:47–55 (UMH 199)
Romans 16:25–27
Luke 1:26–38

December 24, 2011 [White or Gold]
Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2–7
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1–20

December 25, 2011 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7–10
Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12)
John 1:1–14

December 31, 2011 [White or Gold]
Watch Night/New Year (A,B,C)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

 

Lectionary Readings   April – July 2010

 

11 April 2010            Acts 5.27-32 Psalm 118.14-29 or Psalm 150; Revelation 1.4-8

John 20.19-31

 

18 April 2010            Acts 9.1-6,(7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5.11-14 John 21.1-19

 

25 April 2010            Acts 9.36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7.9-17 John 10.22-30

 

2 May 2010               Acts 11.1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21.1-6 John 13.31-35

 

9 May 2010               Acts 16.9-15 Psalm 67 Rev 21.10, 22-22.5 John 14.23-29

or John 5.1-9

 

16 May 2010             Acts 16.16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22.12-14, 16-17, 20-21;

John 17.20-26

 

23 May 2010             Pentecost   Acts 2.1-21 or Genesis 11.1-9; Psalm 104.24-34, 35b ;

Romans 8.14-17 or Acts 2.1-21; John 14.8-17, (25-27)

 

30 May 2010             Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5.1-5 John 16.12-15

 

6 June 2010                         1 Kings 17.8-16, (17-24); or 1 Kings 17.17-24; Psalm 146 or Psalm 30

Galatians 1.11-24 Luke 7.11-17

 

13 June 2010           1 Kings 21.1-10, (11-14), 15-21a or  2 Sam 11.26-12.10,13-15

Psalm 5.1-8 or Psalm 32; Galatians 2.15-21 Luke 7.36-8.3

 

20 June 2010           1 Kings 19.1-4, (5-7), 8-15a or Isaiah 65.1-9, Psalm 42 and 43 or Psalm 22.19-28; Galatians 3.23-29 Luke 8.26-39

 

27 June 2010           2 Kings 2.1-2, 6-14 or 1 Kings 19.15-16, 19-21; Psalm 77.1-2, 11-20 or Psalm 16; Galatians 5.1, 13-25 Luke 9.51-62

 

4 July 2010               2 Kings 5.1-14 or Isaiah 66.10-14; Psalm 30 or Psalm 66.1-9; Galatians 6.(1-6),  7-16 Luke 10.1-11, 16-20

 

11 July 2010             Amos 7.7-17 or Deuteronomy 30.9-14; Psalm 82 or Psalm 25.1-10;

Colossians 1.1-14 Luke 10.25-37

 

18 July 2010             Amos 8.1-12 or Genesis 18.1-10a; Psalm 52 or Psalm 15;

Colossians 1.15-28 Luke 10.38-42

 

25 July 2010             Hosea 1.2-10 or Genesis 18.20-32; Psalm 85 or Psalm 138, Colossians 2.6-15, (16-19), Luke 11.1-13

 

 

Lectionary Readings  before  Lent 2010

 

Sunday January 3rd 2010

 

Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6;

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14;

Ephesians 3:1-12;

Matthew2:1-12.

Or

2nd Sunday after Christmas

Jeremiah 31:7-14;

Psalm 147:12-20;

Ephesians 1:3-14;

John 1: (1-9) 10-18.

 

Sunday January 10th

Baptism of the Lord  White

or Isaiah 43:1-7;

Ps 29; Acts 8:14-17;

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.

 

Sunday January 17th

green

Isaiah 62:1-5;

Ps 36:5-10;

1 Cor 12:1-11;

John 2:1-11.

 

Sunday January 24th

green

Neh 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10;

Psalm 19;

1 Cor 12:12-31a;

Luke 4:14-21.

 

 

 

Sunday January 31st

green

Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6;

1 Cor 13:1-13;

Luke 4:21-30.

 

Sunday February 7th

green

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13);

Ps 138; 1 Cor 15:1-11;

Luke 5:1-11.

Transfiguration

Sunday

 

Sunday February 14th

white

Exodus 34:29-35;;

Ps 99; 2 Cor 3:12-4:2;

Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a).







Lectionary advent 2009

 Advent I     STRENGTH blue/ purple   November 29th 09
Jeremiah 33:14-16;  Psalm 25:1-10;
1 Thess 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36.

Advent II    blue/ purple   Dec 6    REPENTANCE

Malachi 3:1-4;  Luke 1:68-79;

Philippians 1:3-11;  Luke 3:1-6.

 

Advent III    JOY blue/ purple  Dec 13

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6

Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18.  ;

 

 Advent IV   HUMILITY  blue/ purple  Dec 20

Micah 5:2-5a;  Luke 1:46-55

or Psalm 80:1-7;

Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55).

 

Christmas Eve/  Christmas Day   PEACE

Dec 24/25   white

Isaiah 9:2-7;   Psalm 96;

Titus 2:11-14;  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20).

 

ADVENT 1   STRENGTH



Leader:  On this first Sunday of advent,

All:  we light this candle of STRENGTH

Leader:    May the Lord strengthen our hearts  

All:  so we might be blameless and holy when Jesus returns


1 Thess 3:9-13;

[9]  How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? [10]  Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

[11]  Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. [12]  May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. [13]  May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

Luke 21:25-36.

[25]  “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. [26]  People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. [27]  At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28]  When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

[29]  He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. [30]  When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. [31]  Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

[32]  “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. [33]  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

[34]  “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. [35]  For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. [36]  Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

[14]  “ ‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

Jeremiah 33:14-16

[15]  “ ‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David's line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
[16]  In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it * will be called:
The LORD Our Righteous Savior.’

 

 Psalm 25:1-10;

 

[25:1]  In you, LORD my God,
I put my trust. [2]  I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me. [3]  No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause. [4]  Show me your ways, LORD,
teach me your paths. [5]  Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long. [6]  Remember, LORD, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old. [7]  Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, LORD, are good. [8]  Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. [9]  He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way. [10]  All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

 

ADVENT 2 REPENTANCE

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DAILY READINGS

Mon Nov 30
:  Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:1-4

Tue Dec 1:      Luke 1:68-79;  Philippians 1:3-11

Wed Dec 2:     Luke 1:68-79;  Luke 3:1-6

Thur Dec 3:    Luke 1:68-79;  Malachi 3:1-4

Fri Dec 4;       Luke 1:68-79;   Philippians 1:3-11

Sat Dec 5:       Luke 1:68-79;  Luke 3:1-6

Sun Dec 6:      Luke 1:68-79;   Malachi 3:1-4

                        Philippians 1:3-11;  Luke 3:1-6.

 

 

Leader:  On this second Sunday of advent

All:  We light this candle of repentance

Leader:    Refiner’s Fire, shine upon our darkness

All:  and forgive us for all our sin




Malachi 3:1-4; 

[3:1]  “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.

[2]  But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. [3]  He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, [4]  and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

 

Luke 1:68-79;

 

[68]  “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come to his people and redeemed them. [69]  He has raised up a horn * of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David [70]  (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), [71]  salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us— [72]  to show mercy to our ancestors
and to remember his holy covenant, [73]  the oath he swore to our father Abraham: [74]  to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear [75]  in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. [76]  And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, [77]  to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins, [78]  because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven [79]  to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,

 

Philippians 1:3-11; 

[3]  I thank my God every time I remember you. [4]  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy [5]  because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, [6]  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

[7]  It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. [8]  God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

[9]  And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, [10]  so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, [11]  filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

 

Luke 3:1-6.

 

[3:1]  In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— [2]  during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. [3]  He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. [4]  As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
[5]  Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
[6]  And all people will see God's salvation.’ ” [

 

 

Advent III   blue/ purple  Dec 13   JOY, 


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(REJOICE OVER YOU WITH SINGING), WITH JOY YOU’LL DRAW WATER FROM THE WELLS OF SALVATION,  REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS,


 

Mon 7:   Isaiah 12:2-6;  Zephaniah 3:14-20

Tue 8:    Isaiah 12:2-6;  Phil 4:4-7

Wed 9:   Isaiah 12:2-6;  Luke 3:7-18

Thur 10: Isaiah 12:2-6;  Zephaniah 3:14-20

Fri 11:    Isaiah 12:2-6;  Phil 4:4-7

Sat 12     Isaiah 12:2-6;  Luke 3:7-18

Sun 13:  Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6

                Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18.  ;

 


Leader:  On this third Sunday of Advent

All:  We light this candle of joy

Leader:  In Christ, the Lord our God is with us and loves us

All:  He will rejoice over us with singing

 

Zephaniah 3:14-20;

[14]  Sing, Daughter Zion;
shout aloud, Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
Daughter Jerusalem! [15]  The LORD has taken away your punishment,
he has turned back your enemy.
The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;
never again will you fear any harm. [16]  On that day
they will say to Jerusalem,
“Do not fear, Zion;
do not let your hands hang limp. [17]  The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.” [18]  “I will remove from you
all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,
which is a burden and reproach for you. [19]  At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you.
I will rescue the lame;
I will gather the exiles.
I will give them praise and honor
in every land where they have suffered shame. [20]  At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes *
before your very eyes,”
says the LORD.

 

 

Isaiah 12:2-6

[2]  Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my defense; *
he has become my salvation.” [3]  With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation. [4]  In that day you will say:
“Give praise to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted. [5]  Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world. [6]  Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

 

 

Phil 4:4-7;

[4]  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! [5]  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. [6]  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [7]  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Luke 3:7-18.  ;

 

[7]  John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? [8]  Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. [9]  The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.’

[10]  “What should we do then?” the crowd asked.

[11]  John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”

[12]  Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

[13]  “Don't collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.

[14]  Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”

He replied, “Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”

[15]  The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. [16]  John answered them all, “I baptize you with * water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with * the Holy Spirit and fire. [17]  His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” [18]  And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

 

 

 Advent IV   Dec 20  ,  HUMILITY

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Mon 14:   Luke 1:46-55; Micah 5:2-5a

Tue 15:    Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10

Wed 16 :  Luke 1:46-55; Luke 1:39-45

Thur 17:  Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a

Fri 18:     Luke 1:46-55; Hebrews 10:5-10

Sat 19 :    Psalm 80:1-7; Luke 1:39-45

Sun 20:    Micah 5:2-5a;  Luke 1:46-55 or Psalm 80:1-7;

                 Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55).

 

 

LIFTING UP OF THE LOWLY, PULLING DOWN OF THE ARROGANT, 

 Leader:  On this fourth Sunday of advent

All:  we light the candle of humility

Leader:  God our Saviour, has brought down rulers from their thrones
All:  but has lifted up the humble.

 

 

Micah 5:2-5a; 

[2]  “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans * of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.” [3]  Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor gives birth
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites. [4]  He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth. [5]  And he will be our peace
when the Assyrians invade our land
and march through our fortresses.
We will raise against them seven shepherds,
even eight commanders,

 

 

Luke 1:46-55

[46]  And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
[47]  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
[48]  for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
[49]  for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
[50]  His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
[51]  He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
[52]  He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
[53]  He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
[54]  He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
[55]  to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”

 

 

 

or Psalm 80:1-7;

[80:1]  Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, *
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
shine forth [2]  before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken your might;
come and save us. [3]  Restore us, O God;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved. [4]  How long, LORD God Almighty,
will your anger smolder
against the prayers of your people? [5]  You have fed them with the bread of tears;
you have made them drink tears by the bowlful. [6]  You have made us an object of derision * to our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us. [7]  Restore us, God Almighty;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.

 

 

Hebrews 10:5-10;

 

[5]  Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
[6]  with burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
[7]  Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’ ” [

[8]  First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. [9]  Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. [10]  And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

Luke 1:39-45 (46-55).

 

[39]  At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, [40]  where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. [41]  When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. [42]  In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! [43]  But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [44]  As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. [45]  Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

 

 

Christmas Eve/  Christmas Day



Dec 24/25  
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christmas day
 

 


Mon 21:   Psalm 96;  Isaiah 9:2-7

Tue 22 :   Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14

Wed 23:   Psalm 96;  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20).

Thur 24:  Psalm 96; Luke 2:15-20

Fri 25  Christmas Day

                 Isaiah 9:2-7;   Psalm 96;

            Titus 2:11-14;  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20).

 




Leader:  On this joyous Christmas day

All: we light this candle of peace

Leader:  We give thanks for the Prince of Peace

All:  Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end
.

 

Isaiah 9:2-7;  

 

 

 

[2]  The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned. [3]  You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as soldiers rejoice
when dividing the plunder. [4]  For as in the day of Midian's defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor. [5]  Every warrior's boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire. [6]  For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. [7]  Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.

 

 

 

 

Psalm 96;

Psalm 96

[96:1]  Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
[2]  Sing to the LORD, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
[3]  Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
[4]  For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
[5]  For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
[6]  Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
[7]  Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
[8]  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
[9]  Worship the LORD in the splendor of his * holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
[10]  Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
[11]  Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
[12]  Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
[13]  Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

 

 

 

Titus 2:11-14; 

 

[11]  For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. [12]  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, [13]  while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, [14]  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

 

 

Luke 2:1-14 (15-20).

[2:1]  In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. [2]  (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. [3]  And everyone went to their own town to register.

[4]  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. [5]  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. [6]  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, [7]  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

The Shepherds and the Angels

[8]  And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. [9]  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. [10]  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. [11]  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. [12]  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

[13]  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

[14]  “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”