DateDayYearColorScripturesThemesPodcast
2020-01-05Christmas 2AWhiteJeremiah 31:7-14 (A vision of joyful hope for the gathering of God’s scattered flock)
Psalm 147: 12-20 (Praise to the Lord, who rules over nature and is faithful to Jerusalem)
Ephesians 1:3-14 (Praise to God, whose will is made known in Christ)
John 1:(1-9), 10-18 (God with us: the incarnation of the Word)
Redemption
Joy
Praise
Salvation
Light
Word Incarnate
2020-01-12Epiphany 1AWhite Isaiah 42:1-9 (The servant of the LORD brings justice and salvation)
Psalm 29 (The majesty of the LORD is likened to a powerful thunderstorm)
Acts 10:34-43 (Peter recognizes that after his baptism, Jesus’ ministry extends to all people)
Matthew 3:13-17 (The story of Jesus’ Baptism: A Revelation of Christ as God’s servant)
Baptism of Jesus
Light
Holy Spirit
Covenant
Jesus (Ministry)
12.02 Who We Truly Are
2020-01-19Epiphany 2AGreenIsaiah 49:1-7 (Despite hardships, the Lord’s servant will be a light to the nations)
Psalm 40:1-11 (A prayer for deliverance and a song of thanksgiving in doing God’s will)
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 (Paul greets the Corinthian church in thanksgiving for their growth in Christ)
John1:29-42 (John reveals of Christ as the Lamb of God; The first disciples follow)
Call of God
Light
Perseverance
Discipleship
Martin Luther King
12.03 Come and See
2020-01-26Epiphany 3AGreenIsaiah 9:1-4 (A new ruler is foretold—a hope, a light is offered to those in darkness)
Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (The Lord, my light and salvation; A song of trust and confidence)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (At the news of divisions in the church, an appeal for unity in the gospel)
Matthew 4:12-23 (A revelation of Christ as prophet, the calling of disciples, and acts of healing)
Call of God
Light
Unity
Discipleship
Inclusion
12.04 Leave It
2020-02-02Epiphany 4AGreenMicah 6:1-8 (The offering of justice, kindness, and humility)
Psalm 15 (LORD, who may abide on your holy hill?)
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (Christ crucified, the wisdom and power of God)
Matthew 5:1-12 (The teaching of Christ: Beatitudes)
Justice
Love
Humility
Beatitudes
Cross
Wisdom of God
12.05 Be Blessed
2020-02-09Epiphany 5AGreenIsaiah58:1-9a (The fast God chooses)
Psalm 112:1-9a (Light shinesin the darkness for the upright)
1 Corinthians 2:1-16 (God’s wisdom revealed through the Spirit)
Matthew 5:13-20 (The teaching of Christ: salt and light)
Sin and Forgiveness
Salvation
Justice
Light
Wisdom of God
Discipleship
12.06 New Perceptions
2020-02-16Epiphany 6AGreenDeuteronomy30:15-20 (Choose life)
Psalm 119:1-8 (Happy are they who walk in the law of the Lord)
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 (God gives growth)
Matthew 5:21-37 (The teaching of Christ: forgiveness)
Growth
Life
Choices
Discipleship
Unity
Reconciliation
12.07 God's Building
2020-02-23Transfiguration Sunday/Last Sunday After the EpiphanyAWhiteExodus 24:12-18 (Moses enters the cloud of God’s glory on Mount Sinai)
Psalm 2 (God is sovereign and the one who rules from Zion will be God’s own Son) [or] Psalm 99 (The holy Lord reigns on high and has forgiven Israel)
2 Peter1:16-21 (The apostle reflects upon the vision of transfiguration)
Matthew 17:1-9 (The story of Jesus’ transfiguration)
Glory of God
Mystery
Vision
Discipleship
Unity
Reconciliation
12.08 Story and Practice
2020-02-26Ash WednesdayABCPurpleJoel 2:1-2, 12-17 (Return to the Lord, your God)
Psalm 51:1-17 (Have mercy on me, O God, according to your lovingkindness)
2 Corinthians5:20b-6:10 (Now is the day of salvation)
Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 (The practice of faith)
Repentance
Prayer
Mortality
Redemption
12.09 A True Story
2020-03-01Lent 1APurpleGenesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 (Disobeying God to eat forbidden fruit resulted in the loss of innocence)
Psalm 32 (Mercy embraces those who confess and trust in the Lord)
Romans 5:12-19 (As sin and death came through Adam,grace and life come through Jesus Christ)
Matthew 4:1-11 (The temptation of Jesusin the wilderness for forty days)
God’s Covenant
Temptation
Sinfulness
Grace
Forgiveness
2020-03-08Lent 2APurpleGenesis 12:1-4a (The blessing of God upon Abraham: a blessing to the nations)
Psalm 121 (A song of trust in the Lord, the guardian of Israel)
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 (The promise to all who share Abraham's faith)
John 3:1-17 (Jesus to Nicodemus: Be born of water and Spirit, if you seek God’s kingdom)
God’s Covenant
God’s Protection
Faith
Rebirth
12.10 A Call to Uproot
2020-03-15Lent 3APurpleExodus 17:1-7 (God provides water in the wilderness to the thirsty, rebellious people)
Psalm 95 (Let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation)
Romans 5:1-11 (Reconciliation and hope through Jesus Christ)
John 4:5-42 (Living Water: The encounter with the Samaritan woman by Jacob's well)
Thirst for God
Guidance
Hope
Sin and Forgiveness
Living Water
12.11 Dancing to Mourning
2020-03-22Lent 4APurple1 Samuel 16:1-13 (David is chosen and anointed to be king by Samuel)
Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd; You have anointed my head with oil)
Ephesians 5:8-14 (Awake from sleep, live as children of light; Christ will shine on you)
John 9:1-41 (Jesus heals a man born blind;Jesus brings light into a dark world)
God’s Call
God the Shepherd
Light
Awakening
Healing
Vision
12.12 Seeing Truly
2020-03-29Lent 5APurpleEzekiel 37:1-14 (In a vision, the dry bones of Israel brought to life and hope is restored)
Psalm 130 (With the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption)
Romans 8:6-11 (Life in the Spirit)
John 11:1-45 (Lazarus is raised from the dead by Jesus)
New Creation
Return
Repentance
Healing
Resurrection
12.13 Breathe
2020-04-05Palm SundayAPurpleIsaiah 50:4-9a (The servant of the Lord submits to suffering)
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord)
Philippians2:5-11 (The mind of Christ, humble, exalted by God)
Matthew21:1-11 (Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem riding a donkey, to the people’s praises)
Celebration/Humility
Triumph/Sacrifice
Mind of Christ
Passion
12.14 Palm and Passion
2020-04-12Easter SundayAWhiteActs 10:34–43 (God raised Jesus on the third day) [or] Jeremiah 31:1–6 (Joy at the restoration of God’s people)
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (This is the day the Lord has acted. Rejoice and be glad)
Colossians 3:1–4 (Raised with Christ to seek the higher things) [or] Acts 10:34–43 (God raised Jesus on the third day)
John 20:1–18 (Mary encounters the risen Christ) [or] Matthew 28:1-10 (The women find the empty tomb. Jesus has been raised from the dead)
Resurrection
New Day
Mind of Christ
Life
12.15 Resurrection Hope in a Pandemic World
2020-04-19Second Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 2:14a, 22–32 (Peter preaches Christ’s resurrection)
Psalm 16 (In your presence there is fullness of joy)
1 Peter1:3–9 (New birth to a living hope through the resurrection)
John 20:19–31 (Jesus shares the Holy Spirit and appears to Thomas)
Resurrection
Hope
New Creation
Holy Spirit
Faith
12.16 Good News for Difficult Times
2020-04-26Third Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 2:14a, 36–41 (Peter preaches God’s promise through baptism)
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 (I love the Lord; I will lift up the cup of salvation)
1 Peter 1:17–23 (Born anew through the living word of God)
Luke 24:13–35 (An encounter with the risen Lord on the road to Emmaus)
Resurrection
Baptism
Communion
Holy Spirit
12.17 Holy Action
2020-05-03Fourth Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 2:42–47 (The believers' common life worshiping and eating together)
Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd, leading, protecting, and feeding me)
1 Peter 2:19–25 (We are called to Christ, the shepherd of our souls)
John 10:1–10 (Christ the shepherd, the gate, through whom the sheep enter)
God our Shepherd
Unity
Holy Spirit
Discipleship
12.18 Just Suffering
2020-05-10Fifth Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 7:55–60 (The martyrdom of Stephen, who prayed: Jesus, receive my spirit)
Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16 (Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit)
1 Peter 2:2–10 (God's chosen people, built into a temple likeliving stones)
John 14:1–14 (Christ the way, truth, and life)
Holy Spirit
Trust
Foundation
Lament
Comfort
12.19 Living Stones
2020-05-17Sixth Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 17:22–31 (Paul to the Athenians: the Lord is God)
Psalm 66:8–20 (Be joyful, and bless God, all you lands)
1 Peter 3:13–22 (Do not fear; testify to the hope that is in you through Christ)
John 14:15–21 (Keep my commandments; the Father will send the Spirit, who will abide in you)
Faithfulness
One God
Baptism
Holy Spirit
Discipleship
12.20 Wherever You Are
2020-05-24Ascension of Our LordABCWhiteActs 1:1–11 (Jesus ascends into heaven, sends the apostles)
Psalm 47 (God has gone up with a shout)
or Psalm 93 (The Lord reigns in majesty, high above the mighty waters)
Ephesians1:15–23 (Eyes to see the risen and ascended Christ for those who believe)
Luke24:44–53 (Christ, ascended, is present in all times and places)
Risen Christ
Ascension
Holy Spirit
God’s Presence and Blessing
12.21 Humility Over Fear
2020-05-24Seventh Sunday of EasterAWhiteActs 1:6–14 (Jesus' companions at prayer after his ascension)
Psalm 68:1–10, 32–35 (Sing to God, who rides upon the heavens)
1 Peter 4:12–14; 5:6–11 (God will sustain and restore those who suffer)
John 17:1–11 (Christ's prayer for his disciples)
Risen Christ
Ascension
Holy Spirit
God’s Providence and Care
12.21 Humility Over Fear
2020-05-31Day of PentecostARedActs 2:1–21 (The day of Pentecost: God pours out the Spirit upon the earth)
Psalm 104:24–34, 35b (The Lord of creation sends the Spirit to renew the face of the earth)
1 Corinthians 12:3b–13 (The body of Christ: many gifts, but one Spirit)
John 7:37–39 (Jesus promises the Spirit: living water from the believer’s heart)
Holy Spirit
Creation
Spiritual Gifts
Unity
Water
12.22 Haters Gonna Hate
2020-06-07Trinity SundayAWhiteGenesis 1:1–2:4a (The Word and the Spirit in the creation of the heavens and earth)
Psalm 8 (How exalted is your name in all the world!)
2 Corinthians 13:11–13 (Paul’s blessing to the church in Corinth)
Matthew 28:16–20 (Go, make disciples in the name of the triune God)
Trinity
Creation
Glory of God
Baptism
Earth
Call of God
12.23 But Some Doubted
2020-06-142nd Sunday After PentecostAGreenSemicontinuous first reading/psalm
Genesis 18:1–15 [21:1–7] (The Lord appears to Abraham and Sarah; the birth of Isaac)
Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19 (I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord)
Romans5:1–8 (While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us)
Matthew9:35–10:8 [9–23] (Jesus sends the twelve with instructions)
Trust in God
Faith
Gratitude
Discipleship
12.24 Instructions for the Task
2020-06-213rd Sunday After PentecostAGreenSemicontinuous first reading/psalm
Genesis 21:8–21 (Sent away, Hagar and Ishmael are rescued, but God remains with them)
Psalm 86:1–10, 16–17 (Preserve my life; save the child of your servant)
Romans 6:1b–11 (Joined with Christ through his death and resurrection)
Matthew 10:24–39 (Jesus warns of persecution, but God’s care is assured)
God our Help
Providence
Discipleship
Grace
Family
12.25 Lose Your Life
2020-06-284th Sunday After PentecostAGreenSemicontinuous first reading/psalm
Genesis 22:1–14 (Abraham obeys God, prepares for sacrifice of Isaac)
Psalm 13 (How long, O Lord? But I trust in your steadfast love )
Romans 6:12–23 (By the grace of God, no longer under slaves to sin)
Matthew 10:40–42 (Welcome those who Christ sends)
Covenant
Lament
Grace
Welcome
Hospitality
12.26 Welcoming God
2020-07-055th Sunday After PentecostAGreen(Using the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm)
Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49, 58–67 (The marriage of Isaacand Rebekah)
Psalm 45:11–18 (A royal wedding: God has anointed you with the oil of gladness)
Romans 7:15–25a (Paul wrestles with sin; God offers salvation through Jesus)
Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 (Jesus bids all to come and find his yoke is easy, his burden is light)
Covenant
Family
God’s Blessing
Sin and Forgiveness
Comfort
12.27 The Lightness of Discipleship
2020-07-126th Sunday After PentecostAGreen(Using the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm)
Genesis 25:19-34 (Esau sells his birthright to his twin, Jacob)
Psalm 119:105-112 (Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my path)
Romans 8:1-11 (Paul teaches that the Spirit in Christ sets us free from the law of sin and death)
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seeds and the explanation)
Word of God
Family of God
Holy Spirit
Mind of Christ
Growth
12.28 Good Soil
2020-07-197th Sunday After PentecostAGreen(Using the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm)
Genesis 28:10–19a (Jacob dreams of a ladder to heaven)
Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 (Lord, you have searched me; If I ascend to heaven you are there)
Romans 8:12–25 (Paul: The whole creation groans for redemption with the children of God)
Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 (The weeds growing among the wheat: a parable of the kingdom)
Visions
God’s Presence
Holy Spirit
Children of God
Growth
12.29 Good with the Bad
2020-07-268th Sunday After PentecostAGreen(Using the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm)
Genesis 29:15–28 (Laban tricks Jacob who marries Leah and Rachel, but God’s promise is at work)
Psalm 105:1–11, 45b (Children of Jacob, God’s covenant is everlasting; Praise the Lord)
Romans 8:26–39 (Paul: God’s Spirit is with us; Nothing can separate us from God’s love)
Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 (Parables: Mustard seed, leaven, hidden treasure, priceless pearl, net)
God’s Providence
Family
Covenant
Kingdom of God
Spirit
12.30 Agitation and Dedication
2020-08-029th Sunday after PentecostAGreen(Using the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm)
Genesis 32:22–31 (Jacob wrestles with a stranger from God, receives a blessing)
Psalm 17:1–7, 15 (Test me at night; I shall see your face, O Lord)
Romans9:1–5 (Paul cares for Israel’s relationship with the church)
Matthew14:13–21 (The story of Jesus’ feeding a great multitude)
God’s Presence/Blessing
Striving for God
Communion
Bread of Life
12.31 Fighting and Striving
2020-08-0910th Sunday After PentecostAGreen(Following the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm)
1 Kings 19:9–18 (God’s still small voice is made known to Elijah on Mount Horeb)
Psalm 85:8–13 (I will listen to what the Lord God is saying)
Romans 10:5–15 (Hearing and confessing the word of faith)
Matthew 14:22–33 (Jesus walks on the water to meet his disciples)
Listening for God
God’s Word
Faith
Salvation
12.32 Tender Encounters
2020-08-1611th Sunday after PentecostAGreen(Following the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm)
Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 (I will make them a house of prayer for all peoples)
Psalm 67 (Let all the peoples praise you, O God)
Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32 (The gifts, the calling, and the mercy of God extends mercy to all)
Matthew 15:(10–20) 21–28 (The Intentions within the heart; a Canaanite woman’s faith)
God’s Mercy
Salvation Is for All
Forgiveness
Healing
12.33 Deep and Wide
2020-08-2312th Sunday after PentecostAGreen(Following the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm)
Isaiah 51:1–6 (The rock from which you are hewn; the endurance of God's salvation)
Psalm 138 (O Lord, your love endures forever)
Romans 12:1–8 (A living sacrifice; One body in Christ, though with many gifts)
Matthew 16:13–20 (The profession of Peter’s faith: You are the Messiah, the Son of God)
God’s Salvation
God our Help
Unity
Gifts
Christ’s Church
12.34 Children of Promise
2020-08-3013th Sunday after PentecostAGreen(Following the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm)
Jeremiah 15:15–21 (Jeremiah complains to God; God answers with a promise)
Psalm 26:1–8 (A plea for justice from one who is faithful)
Romans 12:9–21 (Live loving lives full of virtue and harmony)
Matthew 16:21–28 (If any wish to follow me, they must take up their cross)
God’s Promises
Faithfulness
Compassion
Cross
Discipleship
12.35 Weeping Prophet
2020-09-0614th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Ezekiel 33:7-11 (The watchful prophet warns; the faithful among the people heed)
Psalm 119:33-40 (Following in the way of God's statutes)
Romans 13:8-14 (Love is the heart of the law; Stay alert: salvation is near)
Matthew 18:15-20 (Reconciliation in the community of faith)
God’s Promises
Faithfulness
Compassion
Cross
Discipleship
12.36 That Torah Life
2020-09-1315th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Genesis 50:15-21 (Conciliatory grace between Joseph and his brothers)
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 (The Lord is full of compassion and mercy)
Romans 14:1-12 (Judge not, but be accepting of the diversity within the faith)
Matthew 18:21-35 (A parable of forgiveness and hardheartedness)
Reconciliation
Grace
Diversity
Inclusion
Forgiveness
12.37 Strength for Today
2020-09-2016th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first readingand psalm
Jonah 3:10-4:11 (The Lord teaches Jonah a lesson in mercy)
Psalm 145:1-8 (The Lord is gracious and slow to anger)
Philippians 1:21-30 (Stand firm in the faith; live in a way worthy of the gospel)
Matthew 20:1-16 (Parable of the laborers in the vineyard; the last will be first)
God’s Faithfulness
Mercy
Grace
Kingdom of God
Service
12.38 Telling Stories
2020-09-2717th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first readingand psalm
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 (The fairness of God's way; repent and live)
Psalm 25:1-9 (Remember your mercy, O Lord)
Philippians 2:1-13 (Christ humbled himself; in turn, we confess him Lord)
Matthew 21:23-32 (Parable of the obedient and disobedient sons)
Repentance
Forgiveness
Mind of Christ
Servanthood
Faithfulness
12.39 Finding Our Humility
2020-10-0418th Sunday after Pentecost–World Communion SundayAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Isaiah 5:1-7 (The song of the Vineyard foretells destruction)
Psalm 80:7-15 (The psalmist pleads for restoration of the vine)
Philippians 3:4b-14 (Nothing surpasses the value of knowing Christ)
Matthew 21:33-46 (Parable of the wicked vineyard tenantsand the owner's son)
Kingdom of God
Stewardship
Faithfulness
World Communion
12.40 Punishment or Prodding?
2020-10-1119th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Isaiah 25:1-9 (The Feast of Victoryfor all people)
Psalm 23 (You spread a table before me; I will live in your house forever)
Philippians 4:1-9 (Rejoice in the Lord always; the Lord is at hand)
Matthew 22:1-14 (Parable of the wedding banquet; many are called, few are chosen)
God’s Provision
Rejoicing
Grace
Kingdom of God
Priorities
12.41 Fear No Evil
2020-10-1820th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Isaiah 45:1-7 (A foreign ruler as an instrument of God’s will)
Psalm 96:1-9 (10-13) (God’s glory among the nations; bring an offering, come worship the Lord)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (Thanksgiving for the new church in Thessalonica)
Matthew 22:15-22(Jesus teaches giving rightfully to the emperor and to God)
God’s Sovereignty
Glory of God
Faithfulness
Stewardship
12.42 Live As If You Belong
2020-10-2521st Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 (Live lives of justice and love; be holy because I am holy)
Psalm 1 (Delight in the law of the Lord)
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (Paul reflects with genuine care for the Thessalonians)
Matthew 22:34-46 (Two great commandments: love for God and love for neighbor)
Holiness
God’s Word
Love
Great Commandment
Reformation
12.43 The Greatest
2020-11-01All Saints DayAWhiteFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Revelation 7:9-17 (The redeemed gather at God's throne worshiping the Lamb)
Psalm 34:1-10, 22 (O taste and see, the Lord is good. The Lord redeems)
1 John 3:1-3 (Through God's love, we are God's children)
Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes: Blessed are you)
Holiness
God’s Word
Love
Great Commandment
Reformation
12.44 Do As I Say
2020-11-0823rd Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Amos 5:18-24 (The day of the Lord. Let justice roll down like waters)
Psalm 70 (A prayer for deliverance, for vindication)
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (The promise of resurrection)
Matthew 25:1-13 (Stay alert! The parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids)
Justice
Hope of Resurrection
Return of Christ
Waiting
Preparation
12.45 Ready or Not!
2020-11-1524th Sunday after PentecostAGreenFollowing the Complementary stream for the first reading and psalm
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 (The hastening approach of the day of the Lord)
Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12 (The Lord, our dwelling place in all generations)
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (Stay alert! The day of the Lord comes unexpectedly)
Matthew 25:14-30 (The parable of the talents and the servants' use of them)
Judgement
God’s Time
Be Alert
Kingdom of God
Stewardship
12.46 Suffering for Good
2020-11-22Christ the King/Reign of ChristAGreenFollowing the Semicontinuous stream for the first reading and psalm
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (The Lord's promise: to shepherd the people)
Psalm 100 (We are God's people: the sheep of God's pasture; enter with thanksgiving)
Ephesians 1:15-23 (The reign of Christ)
Matthew 25:31-46 (The coming King and judge; as you did to the least, you did to me)
God as Shepherd
Praise
Reign of Christ
Servanthood
Thanksgiving
12.47 Good God
2020-11-291st Sunday of AdventBBlue or PurpleIsaiah 64:1-9 (A prayer to God for merciful justice)
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (A lament to the Lord, for light and salvation)
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 (Gifts of grace and comfort to sustain those who wait)
Mark 13:24-37 (Be watchful, alert for the Lord's coming)
Watchfulness
Waiting
Redemption
Light
Hope
12.48 Wait Well
2020-12-062nd Sunday of AdventBBlue or PurpleIsaiah 40:1-11 (Comfort and hope coming to God's people in exile)
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (Salvation is at hand)
2 Peter 3:8-15a (Waiting for and hastening the day of God)
Mark 1:1-8 (The ministry of John the Baptist)
Preparation
Waiting
Salvation
John the Baptist
Peace
12.49 While You Wait
2020-12-133rd Sunday of AdventBBlue or PurpleIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (Righteousness and praise will spring up)
Luke 1:46b-55 (The song of Mary)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (Kept in faith until the Lord's coming)
John 1:6-8, 19-28 (John gives witness to the light)
Preparation
Watchfulness
Justice
Mary
Joy
12.50 Choosing Joy
2020-12-204th Sunday of AdventBBlue or Purple2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 (God's promise to David: a lasting throne)
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (David: Your love, O Lord, I will sing forever)
Romans 16:25-27 (The mystery of God revealed in Jesus Christ)
Luke 1:26-38 (The angel appears to Mary)
God’s Promise
Revelation in Jesus
Justice
God’s Love; Mary
12.51 Revealing Love
2020-12-271st Sunday of ChristmasBWhiteIsaiah 61:10—62:3 (Clothed in the garments of salvation)
Psalm 148 (The whole of creation in praise of the Lord)
Galatians 4:4-7 (Children and heirs of God)
Luke 2:22-40 (The presentation of the holy Child)
Salvation
Praise
Children of God
Light
12.52 Love Instead of Fear
2021-01-03Second Sunday after ChristmasBWhiteJeremiah 31:7-14 (A vision of hope: A homecoming of joy)
Psalm 147:12-20 (A hymn of praise: God's word goes out into the world)
Ephesians 1:3-14 (God's blessings in Christ)
John 1:(1-9), 10-18 (God with us)
Joy
the Word of God
Children of God
Grace
Light
Epiphany
13.01 Precious Gift
2021-01-06EpiphanyBWhiteIsaiah 60:1-6 (Nations shall come to your light; kings to the brightness of your dawn)
Matthew 2:1-12 (Wise men follow the star to visit Jesus, bringing him gifts)
Joy
the Word of God
Children of God
Grace
Light
Epiphany
2021-01-10First Sunday after Epiphany— Baptism of the LordBWhiteGenesis 1:1-5 (God creates light)
Psalm 29 (The majesty of God: like a voice on the waters)
Acts 19:1-7 (Baptism in the name of Jesus)
Mark 1:4-11 (Jesus is baptized)
Light
Creation
Baptism
Holy Spirit
Salvation
13.02 Much Ado About Baptism
2021-01-17Second Sunday after EpiphanyBGreen1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) (Samuel's reply to the Lord's call: Speak, Lord)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (O Lord, you search and know me)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (Glorify God in your body)
John 1:43-51 (The first disciples are called)
Listening
Call of God
Body
Wisdom
Martin Luther King Jr.
13.03 Follow Me
2021-01-24Third Sunday after EpiphanyBGreenJonah 3:1-5, 10 (God sends Jonah to preach repentance, forgiveness)
Psalm 62:5-12 (God, our rock and salvation)
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 (Living with the end in sight)
Mark 1:14-20 (The calling of the disciples at the sea)
Listening
Calling
Rock of Salvation
Preparation
Discipleship
13.04 Repent and Believe
2021-01-31Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyBGreenDeuteronomy 18:15-20 (God promises to raise up a new prophet)
Psalm 111 (The fear of the Lord: the beginning of wisdom)
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 (Knowledge puffs up; but love builds up)
Mark 1:21-28 (As Jesus heals, he teaches and acts with authority)
Call of God
Praise
Sin and Forgiveness
Body of Christ
Healing
13.05 Teaching that Heals
2021-02-07Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyBGreenIsaiah 40:21-31 (Have you not heard? The creator of all cares for the powerless)
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (Praise the Lord who gathers, heals, and feeds us)
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 (Paul: all things to all people in order to share the gospel)
Mark 1:29-39 (The healing of Peter's mother-in-law. Many flock to Jesus)
God the Creator
Praise
God’s Providence
Witness
Healing
13.06 Rest Time
2021-02-14Transfiguration SundayBWhite2 Kings 2:1-12 (Elijah taken up to heaven)
Psalm 50:1-6 (Out of Zion, God shines forth)
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 (God's light seen in the face of Christ)
Mark 9:2-9 (Vision of transfiguration on the mount)
Light of God
Glory of God
Holy Spirit
Mystery
13.07 Friends in High Places
2021-02-17Ash WednesdayABCPurpleJoel 2:1-2, 12-17 (Return to the Lord, your God with all your heart)
Psalm 51:1-17 (Create in me a clean heart, O God)
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 (Be reconciled. Now is the day of salvation)
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (Let your practice of faith be genuine, your treasure is in heaven)
Return (Repent)
Reconciliation
Prayer
Priorities
13.08 Walkabout
2021-02-21First Sunday in LentBPurpleGenesis 9:8-17 (God gives a rainbow for a sign)
Psalm 25:1-10 (A prayer of forgiveness)
1 Peter 3:18-22 (Saved through waters)
Mark 1:9-15 (After baptism, Jesus is tested in the wilderness)
Covenant
Forgiveness
Baptism
Holy Spirit
Journey
Temptation
13.09 Lose to Gain
2021-02-28Second Sunday in LentBPurpleGenesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (God blesses Abraham and Sarah, a covenant is established)
Psalm 22:23-31 (Turn to the Lord and remember God's care)
Romans 4:13-25 (Paul remembers God's Promise to Abraham)
Mark 8:31-38 (Take up your cross: Jesus predicts his passion)
Covenant
God's Promises
Cross
Following God
13.10 Turning the Tables
2021-03-07Third Sunday in LentBPurpleExodus 20:1-17 (God gives Moses the Ten Commandments on Sinai)
Psalm 19 (The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes)
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (In Christ crucified, the wisdom of God is discerned)
John 2:13-22 (Jesus' cleansing of the temple)
Commandments
Wisdom
Creation
God's Word
Cross
Worship
13.11 Light Living
2021-03-14Fourth Sunday in LentBPurpleNumbers 21:4-9 (Moses lifts up of a serpent in the wilderness)
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 (Give thanks to the Lord who saves from distress)
Ephesians 2:1-10 (Saved by God's grace through faith)
John 3:14-21 (Like Moses' serpent, the lifting up of the Son of Man)
Wilderness
Healing
Forgiveness
Thanksgiving
Grace
Love of God
13.12 Good News?
2021-03-21Fifth Sunday in LentBPurpleJeremiah 31:31-34 (A new covenant written not on stone but upon the heart)
Psalm 51:1-12 (Create in me a clean heart, O God)
Hebrews 5:5-10 (Through suffering Christ becomes salvation's source)
John 12:20-33 (The grain of wheat must die to bear fruit)
Covenant
Mercy
Forgiveness
Jesus the Savior
Sacrifice
Resurrection
13.13 Carry the Cross
2021-03-28Palm/Passion SundayBPurple/Scarlet, or RedLITURGY OF THE PALMS Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord)
Mark 11:1-11 (Hosanna! The people cry as Jesus rides on a donkey)
LITURGY OF THE PASSION Isaiah 50:4-9a (The suffering servant of the Lord)
Philippians 2:5-11 (Christ Jesus: humbled to the point of death on a cross)
Mark 15:1-47 (The passion of the Lord)
Praise
Festal Entry
Rejection
Mind of Christ
Communion
Crucifixion
13.14 A Scandalous Claim
2021-04-01Maundy ThursdayABCPurpleExodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 (The instructions for the Passover Meal)
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19("I will lift up the cup of salvation." An offering of praise)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (The Lord's Supper: proclaim the Lord's death until he comes)
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 (The service of Jesus: A new commandment)
Passover
Thanksgiving
Communion
Servanthood
Love
2021-04-04Easter SundayBWhite or GoldActs 10:34-43 (Peter proclaims Jesus' resurrection is for all)or Isaiah 25:6-9(This is the feast of victory)
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (I will not die, I will live)
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (Witnesses to the good news)or Acts 10:34-43 (Peter proclaims Jesus' resurrection is for all)
John 20:1-18 (Mary Magdalene encounters the risen Lord)or Mark 16:1-8(The women learn of Jesus' resurrection)
Resurrection
Life
Inclusion
Thanksgiving
Grace
Good News
2021-04-11Second Sunday of EasterBWhiteActs 4:32-35 (The shared life in Christian community)
Psalm 133 (Living in unity)
1 John 1:1-2:2 (Walking in the light: Confessing and forgiving)
John20:19-31 (Two appearances of the risen Jesus)
Unity
Light of God
Forgiveness
Holy Spirit
Doubt
Resurrection
13.15 Embodied Faith
2021-04-18Third Sunday of EasterBWhiteActs 3:12-19 (Through the risen Christ, health and forgiveness areextended)
Psalm 4 (Confidence in God for joy and peace)
1 John 3:1-7 (We are God's children now)
Luke 24:36b-48 (The risen Christ eats with and teaches the disciples)
Healing
Trust
Grace
Children of God
Communion
Resurrection
13.16 God’s Children Now13.16 God's Children Now
2021-04-25Fourth Sunday of EasterBWhiteActs 4:5-12 (Salvation by the name of Jesus: the cornerstone)
Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd)
1 John 3:16-24 (Loving in truth and action)
John 10:11-18 (The good shepherd who is willing to die for the sheep)
Cornerstone
Shepherd
Christian love
Great Commandment
Sacrifice
2021-05-02Fifth Sunday of EasterBWhiteActs 8:26-40 (Philip and the Ethiopian. A baptism)
Psalm 22:25-31 (All the ends of the earth: remember and turn to the Lord)
1 John 4:7-21 (Beloved, let us love one another)
John 15:1-8 (Jesus is the vine)
Baptism
Gospel
Salvation
Love/Great Commandment
Fruitfulness
2021-05-09Sixth Sunday of EasterBWhiteActs 10:44-48 (The gift of the Spirit is poured out upon the Gentiles)
Psalm 98 (O sing to the Lord a new song)
1 John 5:1-6 (Faith is the victory)
John 15:9-17 (Jesus' great love and friendship)
Holy Spirit
Praise
Love of God
Faith
Friendship
Fruitfulness
Baptism
2021-05-16Seventh Sunday after EasterBWhiteActs 1:15-17, 21-26 (Matthias is added as an apostle)
Psalm 1 (They who follow the Lord are like fruitful trees)
1 John 5:9-13 (Confident living through faith in Christ)
John 17:6-19 (Jesus prays for his disciples)
Christian Life
Fruitfulness
Commitment
Faith
Prayer
2021-05-16Ascension of the Lord (May 13)ABCWhiteActs 1:1-11 (Jesus instructs the apostles and is lifted up into heaven)
Psalm 47 (God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of the trumpet)or Psalm 93(The LORD has established the world; it shall never be moved)
Ephesians 1:15-23 (Eyes to see the power of God through the risen and ascended Christ)
Luke 24:44-53 (The Christ from all ages, the promise of the Spirit, and the ascension of Jesus)
Resurrection
Holy Spirit
Commissioning
Praise
Jesus Son of God
2021-05-23Day of PentecostBRedActs 2:1-21 (Filled by the Holy Spirit to share the message of the gospel) (or) Ezekiel 37:1-14 (A vision of life to dry bones)
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (Send forth your Spirit to renew the earth)
Romans 8:22-27 (We wait in hope. The spirit helps us) (or) Acts 2:1-21 (Filled by the Holy Spirit to share the message of the gospel)
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (Jesus foretells the Spirit of truth)
On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Ezekiel is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.
Holy Spirit
Vision
Creation
Praise
Renewal
2021-05-30Trinity SundayBWhiteIsaiah 6:1-8 (Isaiah's prophetic vision and call)
Psalm 29 (The voice and the glory of God)
Romans 8:12-17 (Led by the Spirit as children of God)
John 3:1-17 (Nicodemus comes to Jesus)
Worship
God's Glory
Holy Spirit
Children of God
Love of Jesus
December 24/25, 2020Christmas Eve/Morning/DayABCWhite and GoldThree sets of scriptures in the Revised Common Lectionary provide different options for different Christmas services
(I) Christmas Eve
Isaiah9:2-7 (A great light: A child is born for us)
Psalm 96 (Let the heavens and earth rejoice and be glad)
Titus 2:11-14 (The grace of the Lord has appeared)
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] (God with us)

(II) Christmas Morning
Isaiah 62:6-12 (Great expectation and rejoicing: Salvation comes to the people)
Psalm 97 (The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; the many coastlands be glad! )
Titus 3:4-7 (When the goodness and lovingkindness of our Savior appeared)
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 (The birth of the Messiah revealed to shepherds)

(III) Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7-10 (Heralding a time of joy and deliverance from God)
Psalm 98 (All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God)
Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12] (God has spoken to us by a Son)
John 1:1-14 (The Word became flesh and lived among us)
Light
Praise
Joy
Love
Incarnation

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