Upcoming Lectionary Calendar
Note: Due to technical issues, Discipleship Ministries has chosen to temporarily alter the appearance of its lectionary calendar page. Click the links below to access the weekly worship entries, including: Planning Notes, Preaching Notes, Hymn Suggestions, Faith Formation, Graphics & Resources, References, and Color(s). Click here if you’re looking for the worship series archives.
Living as Disciples Worship Series
With a four-week story arc, the energy profile of the "Living as Disciples" series is likely to be naturally either “ever upward” or “ever deeper.” The Epistle readings could easily be handled in an “ever-upward” direction. The Old Testament readings probably work best with an “ever-deeper” approach. The gospel readings could go either way.
July 28 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C
August 4 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C
Joy: The Flip Side of Justice Worship Series
“Joy: The Flip Side of Justice” is a three-week journey to the understanding that when we as God’s people seek justice for God’s children and God’s creation, we will be able to experience true and lasting joy. The scriptures for these weeks lead us to different examples of how to exact justice in our daily lives rather than wait to deliver grand gestures. These weeks will help you discover that justice should be present even in seemingly small moments and lead you and your congregation to discover the joy that is sure to follow.
August 11 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C
August 18 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
August 25 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
Season of Creation Worship Series
For the month of September, the "Season of Creation" worship series will focus thematically on the Lectionary readings from Jeremiah. In the life of the local church, September can be a hectic month: many parishioners are squeezing in their last vacation around Labor Day; while at the same time, many church choirs are resuming their standard schedule, and Christian Education usually has some kind of kick-off (i.e. “Rally Day”). This collection of readings from the book of Jeremiah will be certain to challenge us as we to re-assimilate to the rhythm of a more robust church activity life.
September 1 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
September 8 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
September 15 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
September 22 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C
September 29 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2019, Year C