Pentecost and Ordinary Time, Year C

Pentecost and Season after Pentecost (Ordianary Time), Year C

Gospel Lesson Plans

We remain Easter people, now with the wind of the Holy Spirit in our sails. Our task for the months ahead in this season of Ordinary Time, which extends to the end of November, is to look at what Jesus so tenaciously taught his disciples and see what is in these teachings for us as we carry out the work we have been given to do. Jesus promised his disciples a helper, an Advocate, who would stand with them making the work possible. This same helper, the Holy Spirit, hovers over us still eager to quench the fire of fear and replace it with the powerful energy of love.

Old Testament Lesson Plans

We are in the season after Pentecost, also known as “Ordinary Time.” This season runs through Christ the King Sunday, which we celebrate in November. This season of the church year invites us to think about how we live as Christians and how we live out the resurrection of Jesus Christ in our ordinary lives.

Note: If you are unsure which Sunday each proper falls on, the Liturgical Calendar shows the current year and the lessons that fall on each Sunday.

Day GospelGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament Lesson
Day of PentecostMay 15John 14:8-17,(25-27)Pentecost!We Share the Good News with Others
Trinity SundayMay 22John 16:12-15Trinity and CommunityWe Seek Wisdom
Proper 4May 29Luke 7:1-10Help and HealingGod Listens to Us
Proper 5June 5Luke 7:11-17Healing and Compassion
Proper 6June 12Luke 7:36—8:3Forgiveness Leads to GratitudeBe Grateful for What We Have
Proper 7June 19Luke 8:26-39Demons Blown AwayGod Speaks in the Silence
Proper 8June 26Luke 9:51-62Following JesusElijah Goes Up in a Whirlwind
Proper 9July 3Luke 10:1-11,16-20Sent in Pairs
Proper 10July 10Luke 10:25-37Go and Do Likewise
Proper 11July 17Luke 10:38-42Choosing the Better Part
Proper 12July 24Luke 11:1-13Lord, Teach Us To Pray
Proper 13July 31Luke 12:13-21Becoming Rich Toward God
Proper 14August 7Luke 12:32-40Where Your Treasure Is
Proper 15August 14Luke 12:49-56Risking the Choice to Change
Proper 16August 21Luke 13:10-17You are Free
Proper 17August 28Luke 14:1,7-14True Hospitality
Proper 18September 4Luke 14:25-33Cross to Carry
Proper 19September 11Luke 15:1-10The Lost are Found
Proper 20September 18Luke 16:1-13Choosing Whom We Will Serve
Proper 21September 25Luke 16:19-31Noticing Who We See
Proper 22October 2Luke 17:5-10Choosing To Do Our Work
Proper 23October 9Luke 17:11-19Choosing Gratitude
Proper 24October 16Luke 18:1-8Pray Hopefully and Constantly
Proper 25October 23Luke 18:9-14Aligning Our Hearts with Our Behavior
All Saints Day (Intergenerational)November 1Luke 6:20-31For All The Saints (Intergenerational)
All Saints DayNovember 1Luke 6:20-31For All The Saints
Proper 26October 30Luke 19:1-10Jesus Seeks to Find and Save the Lost
Proper 27November 6Luke 20:27-38The Right Answer to the Wrong Question
Proper 28November 13Luke 21:5-19Faithful to God Who is Faithful to Us
Proper 29November 20Luke 23:33-43Christ the King of Love and Grace