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Lectionary 2017

September 3, 2017 13th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 3:1–15; Ps 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c (UMH 828); Rom 12:9–21; Mt 16:21–28

Month of September: Season of Creation Labor Day (U.S.A.) celebrated Sept. 4

September 10, 2017 14th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 12:1–14; Ps 149 or Ps 148 (UMH 861); Romans 13:8–14 Matthew 18:15–20 Hispanic Heritage Month Sept.15–Oct.15

September 17, 2017 15th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 14:19–31; Ex 15:1b-11, 20–21 (UMH 135); Rom 14:1–12; Mt 18:21–35

September 24, 2017 16th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 16:2–15; Ps 105:1–6, 37–45 or Ps 78 (UMH 799); Phil 1:21–30; Mt 20:1–16

October 1, 2017 17th Sunday after Pentecost Green Ex 17:1–7; Ps 78:1–4, 12–16 (UMH 799); Phil 2:1–13; Mt 21:23–32 Season of Saints Oct 1-Nov 5 World Communion Sunday

October 8, 2017 18th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20; Ps 19 (UMH 750); Phil 3:4b-14; Mt 21:33–46 Children’s Sabbath Fri. Oct 6—Sun. Oct 8

October 15, 2017 19th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Ex 32:1–14; Ps 106:1–6, 19–23 (UMH 829); Phil 4:1–9; Mt 22:1–14 Laity Sunday

October 22, 2017 20th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Exodus 33:12–23; Ps 99 (UMH 819); 1 Thess 1:1–10; Mt. 22:15–22

October 29, 2017 21st Sunday after Pentecost Green

Deut 34:1–12; Ps 90:1–6, 13–17 (UMH 789); 1 Thess 2:1–8; Mt 22:34–46 October 31 500th Anniversary Reformation

November 1, 2017 All Saints Day White or Red

Rev 7:9-17; Ps 34:1-10, 22 (UMH 769); 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12

(These readings may be used on the first Sunday in November)

November 5, 2017All Saints or 22nd Sun after Pent. White, Red or Green

Josh 3:7-17; Ps 107:1-7, 33-37 (UMH 830); I Thess 2:9-13 Mt 23: 1-12

(May use readings for All Saints Day instead) Daylight Saving Time ends 2 a.m. Nov 5

November 12, 2017 23rd Sun after Pentecost Bible Sunday Green

Josh 24:1-3a, 14-25; Ps 78:1-7 (UMH 799); Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday

1 Thess 4:13-18; Mt 25:1-13 Int’l Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Nov. 19, 2017 24th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Judg 4:1–7; Ps 123 or Ps 76 (UMH 797); 1 Thess 5:1–11; Mt 25:14–30 National Bible Week: Nov 19-26

Nov. 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.) Green or Red

Deut 8:7–18; Ps 65 (UMH 789); 2 Cor 9:6–15; Luke 17:11–19

November 26, 2017 Christ the King (Yr. B) White or Gold

Ezek 34:11-16, 20-24; Ps 100 (UMH 821); Eph 1:15-23; Mt 25:31-46 World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 United Methodist Student Day

December 3, 2017 First Sunday of Advent (Yr. B) Purple or Blue

Isa 64:1-9; Ps 80:1–7, 17–19 (UMH 801); I Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:24-37

December 10, 2017 2nd Sunday of Advent (Yr. B) Purple or Blue

Isa 40:1–11; Ps 85:1–2, 8–13 (UMH 806); 2 Pet 3:8–15a; Mk 1:1–8

December 17, 2017 3rd Sunday of Advent (Yr. B) Purple or Blue

Isa 61:1–4, 8–11; Ps 126 (UMH 847); 1 Thess 5:16–24; Jn 1:6–8, 19–28

December 24, 2017 4th Sunday of Advent am/Christmas Eve pm

2 Sam 7:1–11, 16; Lk 1:47–55 (UMH 199); Rom 16:25–27; Lk 1:26–38

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815); Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2017 Christmas Day White or Gold

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98 (UMH 818);

Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14 Kwanzaa Dec. 26-Jan. 1

December 31, 2017 1st Sun. after Christmas Day am/ New Year pm

Isa 61:10-62:3; Ps 148 (UMH 861); Galatians 4:4-7; Lk 2:22-40 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Ps 8 (UMH 743); Rev 21:1-6a; Mt 25:31-46