Liturgical Calendar

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Year ADateScriptureOld Testament Lesson PlanGospel Lesson Plan
First Sunday of AdventSunday between November 27 and December 3Isaiah 2:1-5
Matthew 24:36-44
Come Let us Walk in the LightBe Ready for Messages
Second Sunday of AdventSunday between December 4 and December 10Isaiah 11:1-10
Matthew 3:1-12
A Branch Will GrowI Will, With God’s Help
Third Sunday of AdventSunday between December 11 and December 17Isaiah 35:1-10
Matthew 11:2-11
Everlasting JoyAre You the One?
Fourth Sunday of AdventSunday between December 18 and December 24Isaiah 7:10-16
Matthew 1:18-25
A Child Will be BornGod is With Us
First Sunday after Christmas DaySunday between December 26 and January 1Isaiah 63:7-9
Matthew 2:13-23
Joy to the World, Rejoice!Trust and Go
Second Sunday after Christmas DaySunday between January 2 and January 5Jeremiah 31:7-14
John 1:(1-9), 10-18
Proclaim and Give PraiseA Star Led the Way
Baptism of the Lord (First Sunday after the Epiphany)Sunday between January 7 and January 13Isaiah 42:1-9
Matthew 3:13-17
The Light of God’s PromiseAnointed with The Holy Spirit and With Power
Second Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between January 14 and January 20Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42
The Light of ChristFollowing the Light
Third Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between January 21 and January 27Isaiah 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 EpiphanySunday between January 28 and February 3Micah 6:1-8
Matthew 5:1-12
Justice, Mercy, Walk HumblyLife-giving Attitudes
Fifth Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between February 4 and February 10Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12)
Matthew 5:13-20
The Light of ChristLet your Light Shine
Sixth Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between February 11 and February 17Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Matthew 5:21-37
Living in CovenantNew Ways for a New Kingdom
Seventh Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between February 18 and February 24Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Matthew 5:38-48
Be Holy, For I am HolyChoosing Peace
Eighth Sunday after the EpiphanySunday between February 25 and February 29Isaiah 49:8-16a
Matthew 6:24-34
I Will Not Forget YouDo Not Worry about Tomorrow
Last Sunday after the EpiphanyExodus 24:12-18
Matthew 17:1-9
Following GodThe Disciples See the Brightness of Jesus
First Sunday in Lent Intergenerational Matthew 4:1-11n/aTurning to God and One Another
First Sunday in LentGenesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
Saying Yes to GodSeeking Another Way
Second Sunday in LentGenesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17
Faith in GodThe Choice to Risk Believing
Third Sunday in LentExodus 17:1-7
John 4:5-42
Trust in GodShe said, “Come and See”
Fourth Sunday in Lent1 Samuel 16:1-13
John 9:1-41
God Looks at our HeartSearching for Sight
Fifth Sunday in LentEzekiel 37:1-14
John 11:1-45
Prophets Bring HopeGetting Free from What Keeps us Bound
Sixth Sunday in LentPalm SundayIsaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 26:14-27:66
Prophets and Role ModelsThe Crucifixion
Easter DayActs 10:34-43
John 20:1-18
Easter Celebration!Easter: Come and See
Second Sunday of EasterActs 2:14a, 22-32
John 20:19-31
Knowing ChristBelieving in Order to See
Third Sunday of EasterActs2:14a, 36-41
Luke 24:13-35
PromiseKnown in the Breaking of the Bread
Fourth Sunday of EasterActs 2:42-47
John 10:1-10
Generosity and PeaceWho Will We Follow?
Fifth Sunday of EasterActs 7:55-60
John 14:1-14
Spirit and CourageThe Way, the Truth, and the Light
Sixth Sunday of EasterActs 17:22-31
John 14:15-21
We are God’s OffspringThe Spirit of Truth Within Us
Seventh Sunday of EasterActs 1:6-14
John 17:1-11
Power and AuthorityThat We All May Be One
Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21
John 20:19-23
The Gifts of the Holy SpiritGifts from the Spirit
Trinity SundayGenesis 1:1-2:4a
Matthew 28:16-20
Discovering God: Trinity SundayGod’s Call to Us to Mission
Proper 7Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday)Genesis 21:8-21
Matthew 10:24-39
Where is God?God Knows Us
Proper 8Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusiveGenesis 22:1-14
Matthew 10:40-42
This is Only a TestWelcoming Christ
Proper 9Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusiveGenesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
God Shows the WayMy Yoke is Easy
Proper 10Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusiveGenesis 25:19-34
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sibling Rivalry and God’s LoveSeeds and Soil
Proper 11Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusiveGenesis 28:10-19a
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The Lord is With UsWheat and Weeds
Proper 12Sunday between July 24 and July 30 inclusiveGenesis 29:15-28
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Waiting and PatienceHave You Understood All This?
Proper 13Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusiveGenesis 32:22-31
Matthew 14:13-21
Lifelong Faith JourneyBeing Fed and Feeding Others
Proper 14Sunday between August 7 and August 13 inclusiveGenesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Matthew 14:22-33
Family and FeelingsDo Not Be Afraid
Proper 15Sunday between August 14 and August 20 inclusiveGenesis 45:1-15
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28
ForgivenessWords from our Heart
Proper 16Sunday between August 21 and August 27 inclusiveExodus 1:8-2:10
Matthew 16:13-20
Baby MosesWho Do You Say That I Am?
Proper 17Sunday between August 28 and September 3 inclusiveExodus 3:1-15
Matthew 16:21-28
Answering God’s CallStumbling Block
Proper 18Sunday between September 4 and September 10 inclusiveExodus 12:1-14
Matthew 18:15-20
Passover MealConflict Resolution
Proper 19Sunday between September 11 and September 17 inclusiveExodus 14:19-31
Matthew 18:21-35
Parting of the Red SeaForgiveness
Proper 20Sunday between September 18 and September 24 inclusiveExodus 16:2-15
Matthew 20:1-16
God ProvidesWe Are All a Part of God’s Work
Proper 21Sunday between September 25 and October 1 inclusiveExodus 17:1-7
Matthew 21:23-32
WaterWhat God has Given Us To Do
Proper 22Sunday between October 2 and October 8 inclusiveExodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Matthew 21:33-46
God’s Instructions to Live and LoveJesus is the Cornerstone
Proper 23Sunday between October 9 and October 15 inclusiveExodus 32:1-14
Matthew 22:1-14
Focus on God Our CreatorWe are Invited
Proper 24Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusiveExodus 33:12-23
Matthew 22:15-22
God’s Presence in Our LivesGiving to God
Proper 25Sunday between October 23 and October 29 inclusiveDeuteronomy 34:1-12
Matthew 22:34-46
Remembering and Celebrating MosesThe Greatest Commandments
Proper 26Sunday between October 30 and November 5 inclusiveJoshua 3:7-17
Matthew 23:1-12
Faith and Following GodFollowing God Humbly
All SaintsNovember 1 or the First Sunday in NovemberRevelation 7:9-17
Matthew 5:1-12
n/aBlessed Saints: All Saints’ Day
Proper 27Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusiveJoshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Matthew 25:1-13
Serving the Lord, Walking with GodBe Prepared
Proper 28Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusiveJudges 4:1-7
Matthew 25:14-30
Being a LeaderUsing our Gifts
Proper 29Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusiveEzekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Matthew 25:31-46
Shepherds and Giving ThanksService and Giving Thanks