Pentecost and Ordinary Time, Year B

We begin the season with two Feast days: Pentecost, followed by Trinity Sunday. Then we move on to the long season known as Ordinary Time, which runs through Christ the King Sunday. As we take this journey, nourished by the scriptures appointed for the season and empowered by our baptisms, we are invited to be on the lookout for all the blessings found in the ordinary – to see God at work here and now. And we are compelled to share our blessings with others.

Year BDayScriptureGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament/Acts
Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21
John 15:26-27,16:4b-15
Come Holy SpiritPentecost
Day of Pentecost, IntergenerationalJohn 15:26-27,16:4b-15Coming of the Holy SpiritN/A
Trinity SundayIsaiah 6:1-8
John 3:1-17
The TrinityHere I Am
Proper 4(If the Sunday between May 24 and 28 inclusive follows Trinity Sunday, the Proper for the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany (8thÊSunday in Ordinary Time) is used.)1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Mark 2:23-3:6
SabbathListening for God
Proper 5Sunday between June 5 and June 11 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday)1 Samuel 8:4-11(12-15), 16-20(11:14-15)
Mark 3:20-35
Who is Your FamilyThe People Want a King
Proper 6Sunday between June 12 and June 18 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday)1 Samuel 15:34—16:13
Mark 4:26-34
Seeds Scattered on The GroundThe Lord Looks on the Heart
Proper 7Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday)1 Samuel 17:(1a,4-11, 19-23),32-49
Mark 4:35-41
Jesus in the StormDavid and Goliath
Proper 8Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusive2 Samuel 1:1,7-27
Mark 5:21-43
HealingDavid's Lament for Saul and Jonathan
Proper 9Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10
Mark 6:1-13
Two-by-TwoDavid is Anointed King of Israel
Proper 10Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
Mark 6:14-29
God is There in Good and BadThe Ark to Jerusalem
Proper 11Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusive2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Rest and HealingGod Promises David
Proper 12Sunday between July 24 and July 30 inclusive2 Samuel 11:1-15
John 6:1-21
Abundance
David Served God
Proper 13Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusive2 Samuel 11:26—12:13a
John 6:24-35
Bread of LifeNathan Confronts David
Feast of the TransfigurationAugust 6Luke 9:28-36God is a Surprise!n/a
Proper 14Sunday between August 7 and August 13 inclusive2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
John 6:35, 41-51
Living BreadThe Lord is My Shepherd
Proper 15Sunday between August 14 and August 20 inclusive1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
John 6:51-58
We Become What We EatSolomon Asks for Wisdom
Proper 16Sunday between August 21 and August 27 inclusive1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43
John 6:56-69
What Will We Choose?Solomon Dedicates the Temple
Proper 17Sunday between August 28 and September 3 inclusiveSong of Solomon 2:8-13
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
What Does Defile?A Call to Love
Proper 18Sunday between September 4 and September 10 inclusiveProverbs 22:1-2, 8-9,22-23
Mark 7:24-37
Prayers of HealingRich and Poor are Alike
Proper 19Sunday between September 11 and September 17 inclusiveProverbs 1:20-33
Mark 8:27-38
If You Want to Become My FollowersListening to the Wise
Proper 20Sunday between September 18 and September 24 inclusiveProverbs 31:10-31
Mark 9:30-37
Welcome the ChildrenEveryone in the Family is Important
Proper 21Sunday between September 25 and October 1 inclusiveEsther 7:1-6,9-10; 9:20-22
Mark 9:38-50
SaltinessTo Be Brave and Thankful
Proper 22Sunday between October 2 and October 8 inclusiveJob 1:1,2:1-10
Mark 10:2-16
Jesus Blessed ThemHaving Faith Through Good and Bad
Proper 23Sunday between October 9 and October 15 inclusiveJob 23:1-9,16-17
Mark 10:17-31
What Does it Take to Get Into the Kingdom?We Are All Tested
Proper 24Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusiveJob 38:1-7,(34-41)
Mark 10:35-45
ServanthoodGod Answers All
Proper 25Sunday between October 23 and October 29 inclusiveJob 42:1-6,10-17
Mark 10:46-52
Blindness and FaithPraising God Always
Proper 26Sunday between October 30 and November 5 inclusiveRuth 1:1-18
Mark 12:28-34
Love God, Neighbor, and SelfWe're In This Together
All SaintsNovember 1 or the First Sunday in NovemberJohn 11:32-44SaintsGod Will Care for Us!
Proper 27Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusiveRuth 3:1-5,4:13-17
Mark 12:38-44
Gratitude and GivingWe Are Family
Proper 28Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusive1 Samuel 1:4-20
Mark 13:1-8
Our Temples and BuildingsOh Lord Hear My Prayer
Proper 29Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusive2 Samuel 23:1-7
John 18:33-37
KingdomThe Power of Words