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General Planning Resources

Here you will find additional planning helps, plus special seasonal features such as the "Seaon of Creation" and the "Season of Saints."

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November 15, 2016

2017 Revised Common Lectionary—Sundays & Special Days Only

The Rev. Cynthia T. Hinson, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Conroe, TX, offers this 2-page listing of Revised Common Lectionary […]

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November 19, 2014

2015 Revised Common Lectionary—Sundays & Special Days Only

The Rev. Cynthia T. Hinson, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Conroe, TX, offers this 2-page listing of Revised Common Lectionary […]

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March 16, 2011

United Methodist Book of Worship Scripture Readings Listed According to the Books of the Bible

The following list (in two formats) was developed in response to requests for a list of the RCL texts in […]

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January 1, 2018

2018 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

Calendar with lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2018, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For pastors, […]

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January 1, 2018

2018 Revised Common Lectionary—Sundays & Special Days Only

One of our most popular worship planning resources, this 2-page listing of Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) readings and liturgical colors […]

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March 2, 2017

The Meaning of Baptism in the United Methodist Church

The Meaning of Baptism in The United Methodist Church is a new companion booklet to By Water and […]

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November 27, 2016

Three Ways to Celebrate Advent and Christmas Season Fully

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

We all know there is much competition for attention between Advent and Christmas Season (Advent 1 through Epiphany, January 6) and the […]

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November 18, 2016

Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church, 2017-2020

By Taylor Burton Edwards

This edition of Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church marks a significant evolution in […]

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November 16, 2016

2017 Revised Common Lectionary—Sundays & Special Days Only

The Rev. Cynthia T. Hinson, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Conroe, TX, offers this 2-page listing of Revised Common Lectionary […]

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November 7, 2016

Additional Print Resources for Lectionary Planning

Print resources to supplement your lectionary planning.

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October 2, 2016

“And When the Strife is Fierce, the Warfare Long”: A Season of Saints for 2016 (Year C)

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

During this cycle of “A Season of Saints,” we invite you and your worshiping community to take the […]

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