Epiphany, Year C

Gospel Lesson Plans

Epiphany: Shimmering glimpses of the abundance of the Kingdom of God. Perhaps we, too, noticed a star and followed it. Or maybe someone led us to the gift of faith. Now we take the Light – the Good News – out into the world. Will others see the light shimmering in us? Will they risk taking a journey into faith with us?

Note: there are also special lesson plans for four Sundays in the Season after the Epiphany that are written by Episcopal Migration Ministries that focus on refugees. 

Old Testament Lesson Plans

In the Sundays after Epiphany, we will hear from a variety of prophets, each speaking to God’s relationship with the people. Although these prophets were speaking to a particular circumstance in a specific time and place, their words are helpful reminders to us today about our own relationship with God.

DayGospelGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament/Acts Lesson
EpiphanyHappy Epiphany!
First Sunday after EpiphanyIsaiah 43:1-7
Luke 3:15-17,21-22
I Have Called You By NameI Have Called You by Name, You are Mine
Second Sunday after EpiphanyIsaiah 62:1-5
John 2:1-11
Welcome to the Wedding BanquetThe Lord Delights in You
Third Sunday after EpiphanyNehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Luke 4:14-21
The Spirit of the Lord is Upon MeThe Joy of the Lord is Your Strength
Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyJeremiah 1:4-10
Luke 4:21-30
Prophets in Their HometownGod Calls Each of Us
Fifth Sunday after the EpiphanyIsaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)
Luck 5:1-11
Come Fish for PeopleThe Call of Isaiah
Sixth Sunday after the EpiphanyJeremiah 17:5-10
Luke 6:17-26
BlessingTrust in the Lord
Seventh Sunday after the EpiphanyGenesis 45:3-11, 15
Luke 6:27-38
Love, Bless, GiveJoseph is Reconciled
Last Sunday after EpiphanyExodus 34:29-35
Luke 9:28-36,(37-43a)
A Cloud DescendingMoses is Transfigured When Meeting with God