New for 2023: Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy: Advent Candle Lighting 2023 Year B (PDF) Advent Candle Lighting 2023 Year B (DOCX) 12 Days of Christmas Calendar 12 Days of Christmas 2023 You can find archives of other resources for Advent and Christmas under Special Resources.
Some churches may choose to observe Epiphany (January 6th) either this Sunday or next Sunday. Revised Common Lectionary Second Sunday of Christmas: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23 Holy Name of Jesus: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21 New Year’s Day: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew […]
See additional resources for Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, along with A Spontaneous Nativity, the two-part dramatic dialogue What Can I Give? and a 12 Days of Christmas Calendar resource all on the Christmas Special Resources page. Revised Common Lectionary: The RCL gives three different readings, Proper I, II, or III, […]
Revised Common Lectionary Options New Year’s Sunday: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46 Second Sunday of Christmas: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1: (1-9), 10-18 Epiphany Sunday: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Narrative Lectionary: Jesus Says “Come and See,” John 1:35-51 (Psalm 66:1-5) There are several options […]
Surprise! I’m posting resources a bit early as I know some may be planning ahead. Revised Common Lectionary: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52 Narrative Lectionary: A Voice in the Wilderness, John 1:19-34 (Psalm 32:1-2) The Hebrew scripture lesson for this first Sunday after Christmas contains a few verses about the […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) Narrative Lectionary: Word Made Flesh, John 1:1-18 (Psalm 130:5-8) The prophet Micah, who witnessed the devastation by Assyria, knew the empire would attack Jerusalem and Judah. However, Micah hoped that a new king in the line of David would save […]
Worship Resources for December 27th, 2020—First Sunday of Christmas Revised Common Lectionary First Sunday after Christmas Day: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40 New Year’s Day: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46 Narrative Lectionary: Simeon and Anna, Luke 2:21-38 (Psalm 131) The Revised Common Lectionary begins the readings for the first […]