Liturgical Calendar

Year A

November 30, 2013 – November 23, 2014


Year AYearScripturesOld Testament Lesson PlanGospel Lesson Plan
First Sunday of AdventDecember 1Isaiah 2:1-5
Matthew 24:36-44
Come Let us Walk in the LightBe Ready for Messages
Second Sunday of AdventDecember 8Isaiah 11:1-10
Matthew 3:1-12
A Branch Will GrowI Will, With God’s Help
Third Sunday of AdventDecember 15Isaiah 35:1-10
Matthew 11:2-11
Everlasting JoyAre You the One?
Fourth Sunday of AdventDecember 22Isaiah 7:10-16
Matthew 1:18-25
A Child Will be BornGod is With Us
First Sunday after Christmas DayDecember 29Isaiah 63:7-9
Matthew 2:13-23
Joy to the World, Rejoice!Trust and Go
Second Sunday after Christmas DayJanuary 5Jeremiah 31:7-14
John 1:(1-9), 10-18
Proclaim and Give PraiseA Star Led the Way
First Sunday after the EpiphanyJanuary 12Isaiah 42:1-9
Matthew 3:13-17
The Light of God’s PromiseAnointed with The Holy Spirit and With Power
Second Sunday after the EpiphanyJanuary 19Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42
The Light of ChristFollowing the Light
Third Sunday after the EpiphanyJanuary 26Isaiah 9:1-4
Matthew 4:12-23
Changing Darkness into LightA Light has Dawned
Feast of the PresentationFebruary 2Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 2:22-40
n/aA Light to the Nations
Fourth Sunday after the EpiphanyFebruary 2Micah 6:1-8
Matthew 5:1-12
Justice, Mercy, Walk HumblyLife-giving Attitudes
Fifth Sunday after the EpiphanyFebruary 9Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12)
Matthew 5:13-20
The Light of ChristLet your Light Shine
Sixth Sunday after the EpiphanyFebruary 16Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Matthew 5:21-37
Living in CovenantNew Ways for a New Kingdom
Seventh Sunday after the EpiphanyFebruary 23Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Matthew 5:38-48
Be Holy, For I am HolyChoosing Peace
Last Sunday after the EpiphanyMarch 2Exodus 24:12-18
Matthew 17:1-9
Following GodThe Disciples See the Brightness of Jesus
First Sunday in Lent Intergenerational March 9Matthew 4:1-11n/aTurning to God and One Another
First Sunday in LentMarch 9Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
Saying Yes to GodSeeking Another Way
Second Sunday in LentMarch 16Genesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17
Faith in GodThe Choice to Risk Believing
Third Sunday in LentMarch 23Exodus 17:1-7
John 4:5-42
Trust in GodShe said, “Come and See”
Fourth Sunday in LentMarch 301 Samuel 16:1-13
John 9:1-41
God Looks at our HeartSearching for Sight
Fifth Sunday in LentApril 6Ezekiel 37:1-14
John 11:1-45
Prophets Bring HopeGetting Free from What Keeps us Bound
Palm SundayApril 13Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 26:14-27:66
Prophets and Role ModelsThe Crucifixion
Easter DayApril 20Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18
Easter Celebration!Easter: Come and See
Second Sunday of EasterApril 27Acts 2:14a, 22-32
John 20:19-31
Knowing ChristBelieving in Order to See
Third Sunday of EasterMay 4Acts2:14a, 36-41
Luke 24:13-35
PromiseKnown in the Breaking of the Bread
Fourth Sunday of EasterMay 11Acts 2:42-47
John 10:1-10
Generosity and PeaceWho Will We Follow?
Fifth Sunday of EasterMay 18Acts 7:55-60
John 14:1-14
Spirit and CourageThe Way, the Truth, and the Light
Sixth Sunday of EasterMay 25Acts 17:22-31
John 14:15-21
We are God’s OffspringThe Spirit of Truth Within Us
Seventh Sunday of EasterJune 1Acts 1:6-14
John 17:1-11
Power and AuthorityThat We All May Be One
Day of PentecostJune 8Acts 2:1-21
John 20:19-23
The Gifts of the Holy SpiritGifts from the Spirit
Trinity SundayJune 15Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Matthew 28:16-20
Discovering God: Trinity SundayGod’s Call to Us to Mission
Proper 7June 22Genesis 21:8-21
Matthew 10:24-39
Where is God?God Knows Us
Proper 8June 29Genesis 22:1-14
Matthew 10:40-42
This is Only a TestWelcoming Christ
Proper 9July 6Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
God Shows the WayMy Yoke is Easy
Proper 10July 13Genesis 25:19-34
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sibling Rivalry and God’s LoveSeeds and Soil
Proper 11July 20Genesis 28:10-19a
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The Lord is With UsWheat and Weeds
Proper 12July 27Genesis 29:15-28
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Waiting and PatienceHave You Understood All This?
Proper 13August 3Genesis 32:22-31
Matthew 14:13-21
Lifelong Faith JourneyBeing Fed and Feeding Others
Proper 14August 10Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Matthew 14:22-33
Family and FeelingsDo Not Be Afraid
Proper 15August 17Genesis 45:1-15
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28
ForgivenessWords from our Heart
Proper 16August 24Exodus 1:8-2:10
Matthew 16:13-20
Baby MosesWho Do You Say That I Am?
Proper 17August 31Exodus 3:1-15
Matthew 16:21-28
Answering God’s CallStumbling Block
Proper 18September 7Exodus 12:1-14
Matthew 18:15-20
Passover MealConflict Resolution
Proper 19September 14Exodus 14:19-31
Matthew 18:21-35
Parting of the Red SeaForgiveness
Proper 20September 21Exodus 16:2-15
Matthew 20:1-16
God ProvidesWe Are All a Part of God’s Work
Proper 21September 28Exodus 17:1-7
Matthew 21:23-32
WaterWhat God has Given Us To Do
Proper 22October 5Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Matthew 21:33-46
God’s Instructions to Live and LoveJesus is the Cornerstone
Proper 23October 12Exodus 32:1-14
Matthew 22:1-14
Focus on God Our CreatorWe are Invited
Proper 24October 19Exodus 33:12-23
Matthew 22:15-22
God’s Presence in Our LivesGiving to God
Proper 25October 26Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Matthew 22:34-46
Remembering and Celebrating MosesThe Greatest Commandments
Proper 26November 2Joshua 3:7-17
Matthew 23:1-12
Faith and Following GodFollowing God Humbly
All SaintsNovember 1Revelation 7:9-17
Matthew 5:1-12
n/aBlessed Saints: All Saints’ Day
Proper 27November 9Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Matthew 25:1-13
Serving the Lord, Walking with GodBe Prepared
Proper 28November 16Judges 4:1-7
Matthew 25:14-30
Being a LeaderUsing our Gifts
Proper 29November 23Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Matthew 25:31-46
Shepherds and Giving ThanksService and Giving Thanks