Year B

Worship Year BLectionary Year B 2014/2015


Year B focuses on the Gospel of Mark with more selections from the Gospel of John than any other year. The semicontinuous readings from the Old Testament focus on the covenant of David and Wisdom literature. The second, New Testament, readings are from 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, James and Hebrews.(Download 'Year B' PDF PDF Document)

Advent
Nov. 30, 2014 through Dec. 23, 2014


Christmas

Dec. 24, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015

Time after Epiphany
Jan. 7, 2015 through Feb. 17, 2015

Lent
Feb. 18, 2015 through Apr. 1, 2015

The Three Days
Apr. 2, 2015 through Apr. 4, 2015

Easter
Apr. 5, 2015 through May 24, 2015

Time after Pentecost
May 25, 2015 through Nov. 25, 2015



Advent
YEAR B 2014/2015 — Advent

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.



Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thu, November 27

Zechariah 13:1-9

 

Revelation 14:6-13

 

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Thursday November 27
Day of Thanksgiving (USA)

Readings
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Psalm 65
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Luke 17:11-19

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. God is able to provide you with every blessing | in abundance,
so that by always having enough of everything,
you may share abundantly in ev- | 'ry good
work. Alleluia. (2 Cor. 9:8)

Color: Green (color of the season)

Fri - November 28

Zechariah 14:1-9

 

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

 

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Sat - November 29

Micah 2:1-13

 

Matthew 24:15-31

 

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Sunday November 30 - First Sunday of Advent

Readings
Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (7)
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection waken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Show us your steadfast | love, O LORD,
 and grant us | your salvation. Alleluia. (Ps. 85:7)

Color: Blue

 

Or

Monday, December 1:
Andrew, Apostle (transferred)

Readings
Ezekiel 3:16-21
Psalm 19:1-6 (4)
Romans 10:10-18
John 1:35-42

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you gave your apostle Andrew the grace to obey the call of your Son and to bring his brother to Jesus. Give us also, who are called by your holy word, grace to follow Jesus without delay and to bring into his presence those who are near to us, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,
and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Mon — December 1

Micah 4:1-5

 

Revelation 15:1-8

 

Psalm 79

Tue — December 2

Micah 4:6-13

 

Revelation 18:1-10

 

Psalm 79

Wed — December 3

Micah 5:1-5a

 

Luke 21:34-38

 

Psalm 79

Thu - December 4

Hosea 6:1-6

 

1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

 

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Fri - December 5

Jeremiah 1:4-10

 

Acts 11:19-26

 

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Sat - December 6

Ezekiel 36:24-28

 

Mark 11:27-33

 

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Sunday December 7 - Second Sunday of Advent

Readings
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (13)
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Prepare the way | of the Lord.
All flesh shall see the salva- | tion of God. Alleluia. (Luke 3:4, 6)

Color: Blue

Mon - December 8

Isaiah 26:7-15

 

Acts 2:37-42

 

Psalm 27

Tue - December 9

Isaiah 4:2-6

 

Acts 11:1-8

 

Psalm 27

Wed - December 10

Malachi 2:10—3:1

 

Luke 1:5-17

 

Psalm 27

Thu - December 11

Habakkuk 2:1-5

 

Philippians 3:7-11

 

Psalm 126

Fri - December 12

Habakkuk 3:2-6

 

Philippians 3:12-16

 

Psalm 126

Sat - December 13

Habakkuk 3:13-19

 

Matthew 21:28-32

 

Psalm 126

Sunday December 14 - Third Sunday of Advent

Readings
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126 (3) or Luke 1:46b-55 (52)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

Prayer of the Day
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that, anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am sending my messen- | ger before you,
 who will prepare your | way before you. Alleluia. (Matt. 11:10)

Color: Blue

Mon - December 15

1 Kings 18:1-18

 

Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Psalm 125

Tue - December 16

2 Kings 2:9-22

 

Acts 3:17—4:4

 

Psalm 125

Wed - December 17

Malachi 3:16—4:6

 

Mark 9:9-13

 

Psalm 125

Thu - December 18

2 Samuel 6:1-11

 

Hebrews 1:1-14

 

Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Fri - December 19

2 Samuel 6:12-19

 

Hebrews 1:5-14

 

Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Sat - December 20

Judges 13:2-24

 

John 7:40-52

 

Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Sunday December 21 — Fourth Sunday of Advent

Readings
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Luke 1:46b-55 (52) or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (1)
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Here I am, the servant | of the Lord;
 let it be with me according | to your word. Alleluia. (Luke 1:38)

Color: Blue

Mon — December 22

Zephaniah 3:8-13

 

Romans 10:5-13

 

Psalm 96

Tue — December 23

Zephaniah 3:14-20

 

Romans 13:11-14

 

Psalm 96

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Christmas
YEAR B 2014/2015 — Christmas

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.


Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Wednesday December 24
Nativity of Our Lord
I — Christmas Eve

Readings
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 (11)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus' presence and in the last day wake to the rightness of his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am bringing you good news of great joy for | all the people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messi- | ah, the Lord. Alleluia. (Luke 2:10-11)

Color: White

Thursday December 25
Nativity of Our Lord
II — Christmas Day

Readings
Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalm 97 (11)
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20

Prayer of the Day
All-powerful and unseen God, the coming of your light into our world has brightened weary hearts with peace. Call us out of darkness, and empower us to proclaim the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and a- | dore the Lord.
For today a great light has come up- | on the earth. Alleluia.

Color: White

Thursday December 25
Nativity of Our Lord
III — Christmas Day

Readings
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98 (3)
Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12]
John 1:1-14

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you gave us your only Son to take on our human nature and to illumine the world with your light. By your grace adopt us as your children and enlighten us with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am bringing you good news of great joy for | all the people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messi- | ah, the Lord. Alleluia. (Luke 2:10-11)

 or

Alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and a- | dore the Lord.
For today a great light has come up- | on the earth. Alleluia.

Color: White

Fri — December 26

Jeremiah 26:1-9,     12-15

 

Acts 6:8-15; 7:51-60

 

Psalm 148

 

Or

Friday December 26
Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Readings
2 Chronicles 24:17-22
Psalm 17:1-9, 15 (6)
Acts 6:8—7:2a, 51-60
Matthew 23:34-39

Prayer of the Day
We give you thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of Stephen the first martyr, who looked to heaven and prayed for his persecutors. Grant that we also may pray for our enemies and seek forgiveness for those who hurt us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righ- | teousness' sake,
for theirs is the king- | dom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sat — December 27

Exodus 33:18-23

 

1 John 1:1-9

 

Psalm 148

 

Or

Saturday December 27
John, Apostle and Evangelist

Readings
Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31
Psalm 116:12-19 (15)
1 John 1:1—2:2
John 21:20-25

Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, through John the apostle and evangelist you have revealed the mysteries of your Word made flesh. Let the brightness of your light shine on your church, so that all your people, instructed in the holy gospel, may walk in the light of your truth and attain eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The Word became flesh and | lived among us,
and we have be- | held his glory. Alleluia. (John 1:14)

Color: White

Sunday December 28 — First Sunday of Christmas

Readings
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148 (13)
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and yet more wonderfully restored it. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of the one who came to share our humanity, Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Let the peace of Christ rule | in your hearts,
and let the word of Christ dwell | in you richly. Alleluia. (Col. 3:15, 16)

Color: White

Mon —  December 29

Isaiah 49:5-15

 

Matthew 12:46-50

 

Psalm 148

 

Or

Monday December 29
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs (transferred)

Readings
Jeremiah 31:15-17
Psalm 124 (7)
1 Peter 4:12-19
Matthew 2:13-18

Prayer of the Day
We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the innocent children of Bethlehem by order of King Herod. Receive into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims. By your great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righ- | teousness' sake,
for theirs is the king- | dom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue —  December 30

Proverbs 9:1-12

 

2 Peter 3:8-13

 

Psalm 146

Wed — December 31

1 Kings 3:5-14

 

John 8:12-19

 

Psalm 148

 

Or

Wednesday December 31, 2014
New Year’s Eve

Readings
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (1)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

Prayer of the Day
Eternal God, you have placed us in a world of space and time, and through the events of our lives youbless us with your love. Grant that in the new year we may know your presence, see your love at work, and live in the light of the event that gives us joy forever—the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. O God, you have | been our refuge*
from one generation | to another. Alleluia. (Ps. 90:1)

Color: White

Thursday January 1, 2015
Name of Jesus

Readings
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8 (1)
Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 2:15-21

Prayer of the Day
Eternal Father, you gave your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be a sign of our salvation. Plant in every heart the love of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. At the name of Jesus every | knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and un- | der the earth. Alleluia. (Phil. 2:10)

Color: White

Fri — January 2

Proverbs 1:1-7

 

James 3:13-18

 

Psalm 148

Sat — January 3

Proverbs 1:20-23

 

James 4:1-10

 

Psalm 110

Sunday January 4 - Second Sunday of Christmas

Readings
Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-12
Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:[1-9] 10-18

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you have filled all the earth with the light of your incarnate Word. By your grace empower us to reflect your light in all that we do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 or

O God our redeemer, you created light that we might live, and you illumine our world with your beloved Son. By your Spirit comfort us in all darkness, and turn us toward the light of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. All the ends | of the earth
have seen the victory | of our God. Alleluia. (Ps. 98:3)

Color: White

Mon — January 5

Proverbs 22:1-9

 

Luke 6:27-31

 

Psalm 110

Tuesday January 6
Epiphany of Our Lord

Readings
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (11)
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

Prayer of the Day
O God, on this day you revealed your Son to the nations by the leading of a star. Lead us now by faith to know your presence in our lives, and bring us at last to the full vision of your glory, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 or

Almighty and ever-living God, you revealed the incarnation of your Son by the brilliant shining of a star. Shine the light of your justice always in our hearts and over all lands, and accept our lives as the treasure we offer in your praise and for your service, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 or

Everlasting God, the radiance of all faithful people, you brought the nations to the brightness of your rising. Fill the world with your glory, and show yourself to all the world through him who is the true light and the bright morning star, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. We have observed his star | at its rising,
and have come to | worship him. Alleluia. (Matt. 2:2)

Color: White

Wed — January 7

Exodus 1:22—2:10

 

Hebrews 11:23-26

 

Psalm 110

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Epiphany
YEAR B 2014/2015 — Time After Epiphany

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.


Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thu — January 8

1 Samuel 3:1-21

 

Acts 9:10-19a

 

Psalm 29

Fri — January 9

1 Samuel 16:1-13

 

1 Timothy 4:11-16

 

Psalm 29

Sat — January 10

1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12

 

Luke 5:1-11

 

Psalm 29

Sunday January 11
Baptism of Our Lord

Readings
Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29 (3)
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, creator of light and giver of goodness, your voice moves over the waters. Immerse us in your grace, and transform us by your Spirit, that we may follow after your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, | the Beloved,
with whom I | am well pleased." Alleluia. (Matt. 3:17)

Color: White

Mon — January 12

Genesis 17:1-13

 

Romans 4:1-12

 

Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36

Tue — January 13

Exodus 30:22-38

 

Acts 22:2-16

 

Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36

Wed — January 14

Isaiah 41:14-20

 

John 1:29-34

 

Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36

Thu — January 15

Judges 2:6-15

 

2 Corinthians 10:1-11

 

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Fri — January 16

Judges 2:16-23

 

Acts 13:16-25

 

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Sat — January 17

1 Samuel 2:21-25

 

Matthew 25:1-13

 

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Sunday January 18 — Second Sunday After Epiphany

Readings
1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (1)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51

Prayer of the Day
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. We have found | the Messiah:
Jesus Christ, who brings us | grace and truth. Alleluia. (John 1:41, 17)

Color: Green

Mon — January 19

1 Samuel 9:27—10:8

 

2 Corinthians 6:14—7:1

 

Psalm 86

 

Or

Monday January 19
Confession of Peter (transferred)

Readings
Acts 4:8-13
Psalm 18:1-6, 16-19 (2)
1 Corinthians 10:1-5
Matthew 16:13-19

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you inspired Simon Peter to confess Jesus as the Messiah and Son of the living God. Keep your church firm on the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace it may proclaim one truth and follow one Lord, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,
and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: White

Tue — January 20

1 Samuel 15:10-31

 

Acts 5:1-11

 

Psalm 86

Wed — January 21

Genesis 16:1-14

 

Luke 18:15-17

 

Psalm 86

Thu — January 22

Jeremiah 19:1-15

 

Revelation 18:11-20

 

Psalm 62:5-12

Fri — January 23

Jeremiah 20:7-13

 

2 Peter 3:1-7

 

Psalm 62:5-12

Sat — January 24

Jeremiah 20:14-18

 

Luke 10:13-16

 

Psalm 62:5-12

Sunday January 25 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12 (6)
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God | has come near;
repent, and believe | in the good news. Alleluia. (Mark 1:15)

Color: Green

Mon — January 26

Genesis 12:1-9

 

1 Corinthians 7:17-24

 

Psalm 46

 

Or

Monday January 26
Conversion of Paul (transferred)

Readings
Acts 9:1-22
Psalm 67 (3)
Galatians 1:11-24
Luke 21:10-19

Prayer of the Day
O God, by the preaching of your apostle Paul you have caused the light of the gospel to shine throughout the world. Grant that we may follow his example and be witnesses to the truth of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,
and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: White

Tue — January 27

Genesis 45:25—46:7

 

Acts 5:33-42

 

Psalm 46

Wed — January 28

Proverbs 8:1-21

 

Mark 3:13-19a

 

Psalm 46

Thu — January 29

Deuteronomy 3:23-29

 

Romans 9:6-18

 

Psalm 111

Fri — January 30

Deuteronomy       12:28-32

 

Revelation 2:12-17

 

Psalm 111

Sat — January 31

Deuteronomy 13:1-5

 

Matthew 8:28—9:1

 

Psalm 111

Sunday February 1— Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111 (10)
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28

Prayer of the Day
Compassionate God, you gather the whole universe into your radiant presence and continually reveal your Son as our Savior. Bring wholeness to all that is broken and speak truth to us in our confusion, that all creation will see and know your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The people who sat in darkness have seen | a great light;
for those who sat in the shadow of death | light has dawned. Alleluia. (Matt. 4:16)

Color: Green

Mon — February 2

Numbers 22:1-21

 

Acts 21:17-26

 

Psalm 35:1-10

 

Or

Monday February 2
Presentation of Our Lord

Readings
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 84 (1) or Psalm 24:7-10 (7)
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, your only-begotten Son was presented this day in the temple. May we be presented to you with clean and pure hearts by the same Jesus Christ, our great high priest, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. My eyes have seen | your salvation,
which you have prepared in the presence | of all peoples. Alleluia. (Luke 2:30-31)

Color: White

Tue — February 3

Numbers 22:22-28

 

1 Corinthians 7:32-40

 

Psalm 35:1-10

Wed — February 4

Jeremiah 29:1-14

 

Mark 5:1-20

 

Psalm 35:1-10

Thu — February 5

Proverbs 12:10-21

 

Galatians 5:2-15

 

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Fri — February 6

Job 36:1-23

 

1 Corinthians 9:1-16

 

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Sat — February 7

Isaiah 46:1-13

 

Matthew 12:9-14

 

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Sunday February 8 — Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (3)
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39

Prayer of the Day
Everlasting God, you give strength to the weak and power to the faint. Make us agents of your healing and wholeness, that your good news may be made known to the ends of your creation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The servant of God took | our infirmities
and bore | our diseases. Alleluia. (Matt. 8:17)

Color: Green

Mon — February 9

2 Kings 4:8-17, 32-37

 

Acts 14:1-7

 

Psalm 102:12-28

Tue — February 10

2 Kings 8:1-6

 

Acts 15:36-41

 

Psalm 102:12-28

Wed — February 11

Job 6:1-13

 

Mark 3:7-12

 

Psalm 102:12-28

Thu — February 12

1 Kings 11:26-40

 

2 Corinthians 2:12-17

 

Psalm 50:1-6

Fri — February 13

1 Kings 14:1-18

 

1 Timothy 1:12-20

 

Psalm 50:1-6

Sat — February 14

1 Kings 16:1-7

 

Luke 19:41-44

 

Psalm 50:1-6

Sunday February 15 — Transfiguration of Our Lord
Last Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6 (2)
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, the resplendent light of your truth shines from the mountaintop into our hearts. Transfigure us by your beloved Son, and illumine the world with your image, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This is my | Son, my Chosen,
lis- | ten to him! Alleluia. (Luke 9:35)

Color: White

Mon — February 16

Exodus 19:7-25

 

Hebrews 2:1-4

 

Psalm 110:1-4

Tue — February 17

Job 19:23-27

 

1 Timothy 3:14-16

 

Psalm 110:1-4

 

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Lent
YEAR B 2014/2015 — Lent

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.


Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Wednesday February 18
Ash Wednesday

Readings
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 51:1-17 (1)
2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and honest hearts, so that, truly repenting of our sins, we may receive from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   or

Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Return to the | LORD, your God,
who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in | steadfast love. (Joel 2:13)

Color: Purple/Black

Thu — February 19

Daniel 9:1-14

 

1 John 1:3-10

 

Psalm 25:1-10

Fri — February 20

Daniel 9:15-25a

 

2 Timothy 4:1-5

 

Psalm 25:1-10

Sat — February 21

Psalm 32

 

Matthew 9:2-13

 

Psalm 25:1-10

Sunday February 22 - First Sunday in Lent

Readings
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10 (10)
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, heavenly Father, in the waters of the flood you saved the chosen, and in the wilderness of temptation you protected your Son from sin. Renew us in the gift of baptism. May your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
One does not live by | bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the | mouth of God. (Matt. 4:4)

Color: Purple

Mon — February 23

Job 4:1-21

 

Ephesians 2:1-10

 

Psalm 77

Tue — February 24

Job 5:8-27

 

1 Peter 3:8-18a

 

Psalm 77

Wed — February 25

Proverbs 30:1-9

 

Matthew 4:1-11

 

Psalm 77

Thu — February 26

Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18

 

Romans 3:21-31

 

Psalm 22:23-31

Fri — February 27

Genesis 16:1-6

 

Romans 4:1-12

 

Psalm 22:23-31

Sat — February 28

Genesis 16:7-15

 

Mark 8:27-30

 

Psalm 22:23-31

Sunday March 1 — Second Sunday in Lent

Readings
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31 (27)
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

Prayer of the Day
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ,
by which the world is crucified to me, and I | to the world. (Gal. 6:14)

Color: Purple

Mon — March 2

Genesis 21:1-7

 

Hebrews 1:8-12

 

Psalm 105:1-11,     37-45

Tue — March 3

Genesis 22:1-19

 

Hebrews 11:1-3, 13-19

 

Psalm 105:1-11,    37-45

Wed — March 4

Jeremiah 30:12-22

 

John 12:36-43

 

Psalm 105:1-11,    37-45

Thu — March 5

Exodus 19:1-9a

 

1 Peter 2:4-10

 

Psalm 19

Fri — March 6

Exodus 19:9b-15

 

Acts 7:30-40

 

Psalm 19

Sat — March 7

Exodus 19:16-25

 

Mark 9:2-8

 

Psalm 19

Sunday March 8 — Third Sunday in Lent

Readings
Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19 (8)
I Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
We proclaim Christ | crucified,
the power of God and the wis- | dom of God. (1 Cor. 1:23, 24)

Color: Purple

Mon — March 9

1 Kings 6:1-4, 21-22

 

1 Corinthians 3:10-23

 

Psalm 84

Tue — March 10

2 Chronicles 29:1-11, 16-19

 

Hebrews 9:23-28

 

Psalm 84

Wed- March 11

Ezra 6:1-16

 

Mark 11:15-19

 

Psalm 84

Thu — March 12

Genesis 9:8-17

 

Ephesians 1:3-6

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Fri — March 13

Daniel 12:5-13

 

Ephesians 1:7-14

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Sat — March 14

Numbers 20:22-29

 

John 3:1-13

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Sunday March 15 — Fourth Sunday in Lent

Readings
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 (19)
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

Prayer of the Day
O God, rich in mercy, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world and rescued us from the hopelessness of death. Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
God so loved the world that he gave his | only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him should not perish, but have e- | ternal life. (John 3:16)

Color: Purple

Mon — March 16

Exodus 15:22-27

 

Hebrews 3:1-6

 

Psalm 107:1-16

Tue — March 17

Numbers 20:1-13

 

1 Corinthians 10:6-13

 

Psalm 107:1-16

Wed — March 18

Isaiah 60:15-22

 

John 8:12-20

 

Psalm 107:1-16

Thu — March 19

Isaiah 30:15-18

 

Hebrews 4:1-13

 

Psalm 51:1-12

 

Or

Thursday March 19
Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

Readings
2 Samuel 7:4, 8-16
Psalm 89:1-29 (2)
Romans 4:13-18
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

Prayer of the Day
O God, from the family of your servant David you raised up Joseph to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and the husband of his blessed mother. Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of life and his obedience to your commands, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
We have a building from God, a house not | made with hands,
eternal | in the heavens. (2 Cor. 5:1)

Color: White

Fri — March 20

Exodus 30:1-10

 

Hebrews 4:14—5:4

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Sat — March 21

Habakkuk 3:2-13

 

John 12:1-11

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Sunday March 22 — Fifth Sunday in Lent

Readings
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12 (10) or Psalm 119:9-16 (11)
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

Prayer of the Day
O God, with steadfast love you draw us to yourself, and in mercy you receive our prayers. Strengthen us to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, that through life and death we may live in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains a | single grain;
but if it dies, it | bears much fruit. (John 12:24)

Color: Purple

Mon — March 23

Isaiah 43:8-13

 

2 Corinthians 3:4-11

 

Psalm 119:9-16

Tue — March 24

Isaiah 44:1-8

 

Acts 2:14-24

 

Psalm 119:9-16

Wed — March 25

Haggai 2:1-9, 20-23

 

John 12:34-50

 

Psalm 119:9-16

 

Or

Wednesday March 25
Annunciation of Our Lord

Readings
Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 45 (17) or Psalm 40:5-10 (8)
Hebrews 10:4-10
Luke 1:26-38

Prayer of the Day
Pour your grace into our hearts, O God, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son, Jesus Christ, announced by an angel, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; for he lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
[Alleluia.] Greetings, O favored one! The | Lord is with you.
The Holy Spirit will | come upon you. [Alleluia.] (Luke 1:28, 35)

Color: White

Thu — March 26

Deuteronomy 16:1-8

 

Philippians 2:1-11

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Fri — March 27

Jeremiah 33:1-9

 

Philippians 2:12-18

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Sat — March 28

Jeremiah 33:10-16

 

Mark 10:32-34, 46-52

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Sunday March 29 — Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Readings
Procession with Palms: Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16 (5)
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1 — 15:47 or Mark 15:1-39[40-47]

Prayer of the Day
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

  or

Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   or

O God of mercy and might, in the mystery of the passion of your Son you offer your infinite life to the world. Gather us around the cross of Christ, and preserve us until the resurrection, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Christ humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death | on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above | ev'ry
name. (Phil. 2:8-9)

Color: Purple/Scarlet

Monday March 30 — Monday in Holy Week

Readings
Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11 (7)
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

Prayer of the Day
O God, your Son chose the path that led to pain before joy and to the cross before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
May I never boast of | anything
except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ. (Gal. 6:14)

Color: Purple/Scarlet

Tuesday March 31 — Tuesday in Holy Week

Readings
Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14 (6)
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

Prayer of the Day
Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. Grant that our love may not grow cold in your service, and that we may not fail or deny you in the time of trial, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
May I never boast of | anything
except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ. (Gal. 6:14)

Color: Purple/Scarlet

Wednesday April 1 — Wednesday in Holy Week

Readings
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70 (1)
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of his cross and find it the way of life and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
May I never boast of | anything
except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ. (Gal. 6:14)

Color: Purple/Scarlet

 

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The Three Days
YEAR B 2014/2015 — The Three Days

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.


Thursday April 2 — Maundy Thursday

Readings
Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (13)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loves us. Write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   or

Eternal God, in the sharing of a meal your Son established a new covenant for all people, and in the washing of feet he showed us the dignity of service. Grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit these signs of our life in faith may speak again to our hearts, feed our spirits, and refresh our bodies, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
I give you a | new commandment,
that you love one another just as I | have loved you. (John 13:34)

Color: Scarlet/White

Friday April 3 — Good Friday

Readings
Isaiah 52:13—53:12
Psalm 22 (1)
Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1—19:42

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, look with loving mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, to be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

   or

Merciful God, your Son was lifted up on the cross to draw all people to himself. Grant that we who have been born out of his wounded side may at all times find mercy in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Look to Jesus, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
disregard- | ing its shame,
and has taken his seat at the right hand of the | throne of God. (Heb. 12:2)

Color: None

Saturday April 4 — Resurrection of Our Lord
Vigil of Easter

Readings
Creation
First Reading: Genesis 1:1—2:4a
Response: Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 (1)

Flood
Second Reading: Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13
Response: Psalm 46 (7)

Testing of Abraham
Third Reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Response: Psalm 16 (11)

Deliverance at the Red Sea
Fourth Reading: Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Response: Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18 (1)

Salvation Freely Offered to All
Fifth Reading: Isaiah 55:1-11
Response: Isaiah 12:2-6 (3)

The Wisdom of God
Sixth Reading: Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 or Baruch 3:9-15, 32—4:4
Response: Psalm 19 (8)

A New Heart and a New Spirit
Seventh Reading: Ezekiel 36:24-28
Response: Psalms 42 and 43 (42:2)

Valley of the Dry Bones
Eighth Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Response: Psalm 143 (11)

Gathering of God's People
Ninth Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Response: Psalm 98 (4)

Call of Jonah
Tenth Reading: Jonah 1:1—2:1
Response: Jonah 2:2-3 [4-6] 7-9 (9)

Clothed in the Garments of Salvation
Eleventh Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4, 9-11
Response: Deuteronomy 32:1-4, 7, 36a, 43a (3-4)

Deliverance from the Fiery Furnace
Twelfth Reading: Daniel 3:1-29
Response: Song of the Three Young Men 35-65 (35)

New Testament Reading
Romans 6:3-11

Gospel
John 20:1-18

Prayer of the Day
Eternal giver of life and light, this holy night shines with the radiance of the risen Christ. Renew your church with the Spirit given us in baptism, that we may worship you in sincerity and truth and may shine as a light in the world, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   or

O God, you are the creator of the world, the liberator of your people, and the wisdom of the earth. By the resurrection of your Son free us from our fears, restore us in your image, and ignite us with your light, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Let us sing to the LORD, who has | triumphed gloriously;
our strength and our might, who has become | our salvation. Alleluia. (Exod. 15:1-2)

Color: White/Gold

 

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Easter
YEAR B 2014/2015 — Easter

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.


Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Sunday April 5 — Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Day

Readings
Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (24)
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43
Mark 16:1-8 or John 20:1-18

Prayer of the Day
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 or

God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Christ, our paschal lamb, | has been sacrificed.
Therefore, let us | keep the feast. Alleluia. (1 Cor. 5:7, 8)

Color: White/Gold

Sunday April 5 — Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Evening

Readings
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 114 (7)
1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Luke 24:13-49

Prayer of the Day
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread, open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Our hearts | burn within us
while you open to | us the scriptures. Alleluia. (Luke 24:27)

Color: White/Gold

Mon — April 6

Genesis 1:1-19

 

1 Corinthians 15:35-49

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

 

Or

Monday April 6 — Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Monday
These propers may be used for a service on Easter Monday or on another day during the week after Easter Day.

Readings
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16:8-11 (9)
Acts 2:14, 22b-32
Matthew 28:9-15a

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you give us the joy of celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Give us also the joys of life in your service, and bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. God raised up Jesus, having freed | him from death,
because it was impossible for him to be held | in its power. Alleluia. (Acts 2:24)

Color: White/Gold

Tue — April 7

Genesis 1:20—2:4a

 

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Wed — April 8

Song of Solomon
3:1-1

 

Mark 16:1-8

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Thu — April 9

Daniel 1:1-21

 

Acts 2:42-47

 

Psalm 133

Fri — April 10

Daniel 2:1-23

 

Acts 4:23-31

 

Psalm 133

Sat — April 11

Daniel 2:24-49

 

John 12:44-50

 

Psalm 133

Sunday April 12 - Second Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133 (1)
1 John 1:1—2:2
John 20:19-31

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who | have not seen
and yet have come | to believe. Alleluia. (John 20:29)

Color: White

Mon — April 13

Daniel 3:1-30

 

1 John 2:3-11

 

Psalm 135

Tue — April 14

Daniel 6:1-28

 

1 John 2:12-17

 

Psalm 135

Wed — April 15

Isaiah 26:1-15

 

Mark 12:18-27

 

Psalm 135

Thu — April 16

Daniel 9:1-19

 

1 John 2:18-25

 

Psalm 4

Fri — April 17

Daniel 10:2-19

 

1 John 2:26-28

 

Psalm 4

Sat — April 18

Acts 3:1-10

 

Luke 22:24-30

 

Psalm 4

Sunday April 19 - Third Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4 (3)
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

Prayer of the Day
Holy and righteous God, you are the author of life, and you adopt us to be your children. Fill us with your words of life, that we may live as witnesses to the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Our hearts | burn within us
while you open to | us the scriptures. Alleluia. (Luke 24:32)

Color: White

Mon — April 20

Jeremiah 30:1-11a

 

1 John 3:10-16

 

Psalm 150

Tue — April 21

Hosea 5:15—6:6

 

2 John 1-6

 

Psalm 150

Wed — April 22

Proverbs 9:1-6

 

Mark 16:9-18

 

Psalm 150

Thu — April 23

Genesis 30:25-43

 

Acts 3:17-26

 

Psalm 23

Fri — April 24

Genesis 46:28—47:6

 

Acts 4:1-4

 

Psalm 23

Sat — April 25

Genesis 48:8-19

 

Mark 6:30-34

 

Psalm 23

 

Or

Saturday April 25 — Mark, Evangelist

Readings
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 57 (9)
2 Timothy 4:6-11, 18
Mark 1:1-15

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you have enriched your church with Mark's proclamation of the gospel. Give us grace to believe firmly in the good news of salvation and to walk daily in accord with it, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,
and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sunday April 26 — Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23 (1)
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

Prayer of the Day
O Lord Christ, good shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and guide us into your fold. Feed us, and we shall be satisfied; heal us, and we shall be whole. Make us one with you, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Jesus says, I am | the good shepherd.
I know my own and my | own know me. Alleluia. (John 10:14)

Color: White

Mon — April 27

1 Samuel 16:1-13

 

1 Peter 5:1-5

 

Psalm 95

Tue — April 28

1 Chronicles 11:1-9

 

Revelation 7:13-17

 

Psalm 95

Wed — April 29

Micah 7:8-20

 

Mark 14:26-31

 

Psalm 95

Thu — April 30

Amos 8:1-7

 

Acts 8:1b-8

 

Psalm 22:25-31

Fri — May 1

Amos 8:11-13

 

Acts 8:9-25

 

Psalm 22:25-31

 

Or

Thursday May 1
Philip and James, Apostles

Readings
Isaiah 30:18-21
Psalm 44:1-3, 20-26 (26)
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
John 14:8-14

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you gave to your apostles Philip and James grace and strength to bear witness to your Son. Grant that we, remembering their victory of faith, may glorify in life and death the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns and you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,
and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sat — May 2

Amos 9:7-15

 

Mark 4:30-32

 

Psalm 22:25-31

Sunday May 3 — Fifth Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31 (27)
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8

Prayer of the Day
O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am the vine, you | are the branches.
Those who abide in me and I in them | bear much fruit. Alleluia. (John 15:5)

Color: White

Mon — May 4

Isaiah 5:1-7

 

Galatians 5:16-26

 

Psalm 80

Tue — May 5

Isaiah 32:9-20

 

James 3:17-18

 

Psalm 80

Wed — May 6

Isaiah 65:17-25

 

John 14:18-31

 

Psalm 80

Thu — May 7

Isaiah 49:5-6

 

Acts 10:1-34

 

Psalm 98

Fri — May 8

Isaiah 42:5-9

 

Acts 10:34-43

 

Psalm 98

Sat — May 9

Deuteronomy
32:44-47

 

Mark 10:42-45

 

Psalm 98

Sunday May 10 — Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98 (4)
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17

Prayer of the Day
O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Those who love me will keep my word, and my Fa- | ther will love them,
and we will come to them and make our | home with them. Alleluia. (John 14:23)

Color: White

Mon — May 11

Deuteronomy 7:1-11

 

1 Timothy 6:11-12

 

Psalm 93

Tue — May 12

Deuteronomy
11:1-17

 

1 Timothy 6:13-16

 

Psalm 93

Wed — May 13

Deuteronomy
11:18-21

 

Mark 16:19-20

 

Psalm 93

Thursday May 14 — Ascension of Our Lord

Readings
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (5) or Psalm 93 (2)
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your only Son was taken into the heavens and in your presence intercedes for us. Receive us and our prayers for all the world, and in the end bring everything into your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Sovereign and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   or

Almighty God, your blessed Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Go and make disciples of all nations, | says the Lord;
I am with you always, to the end | of the age. Alleluia. (Matt. 28:19, 20)

Color: White

Fri — May 15

Exodus 24:15-18

 

Revelation 1:9-18

 

Psalm 47

 

Or

Friday May 15
Matthias, Apostle (transferred)

Readings
Isaiah 66:1-2
Psalm 56 (12)
Acts 1:15-26
Luke 6:12-16

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the twelve. Grant that your church may always be taught and guided by faithful and true pastors, through Jesus Christ our shepherd, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,
and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (John 12:26)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sat — May 16

Deuteronomy 34:1-7

 

John 16:4-11

 

Psalm 47

Sunday May 17 — Seventh Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1 (6)
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

Prayer of the Day
Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I will not leave you orphaned, | says the Lord.
I am com- | ing to you. Alleluia. (John 14:18)

Color: White

Mon — May 18

Exodus 28:29-38

 

Philippians 1:3-11

 

Psalm 115

Tue — May 19

Numbers 8:5-22

 

Titus 1:1-9

 

Psalm 115

Wed —May 20

Ezra 9:5-15

 

John 16:16-24

 

Psalm 115

Thu — May 21

Genesis 2:4b-7

 

1 Corinthians 15:42b-49

 

Psalm 33:12-22

Fri — May 22

Job 37:1-13

 

1 Corinthians 15:50-57

 

Psalm 33:12-22

Sat — May 23

Exodus 15:6-11

 

John 7:37-39

 

Psalm 33:12-22

 

Or

Saturday May 23
Vigil of Pentecost

Readings
Exodus 19:1-9 or Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 33:12-22 (20) or Psalm 130 (4)
Romans 8:14-17, 22-27
John 7:37-39

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you fulfilled the promise of Easter by sending the gift of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your people gathered in prayer, open to receive the Spirit's flame. May it come to rest in our hearts and heal the divisions of word and tongue, that with one voice and one song we may praise your name in joy and thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts | of your faithful,
and kindle in us the fire | of your love. Alleluia.

Color: Red

Sunday May 24 — Day of Pentecost

Readings
Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (30)
Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Prayer of the Day
Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts | of your faithful,
And kindle in us the fire | of your love. Alleluia.

Color: Red

Mon — May 25

Joel 2:18-29

 

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

 

Psalm 104:
24-34, 35b

Tue — May 26

Genesis 11:1-9

 

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

 

Psalm 104:
24-34, 35b

Wed — May 27

Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

John 20:19-23

 

Psalm 104:
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Pentecost 

YEAR B 2014/2015 — Time After Pentecost

This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006).

Two series of readings are provided for the Time after Pentecost. The Complementary series provides Old Testament readings and psalms chosen for their relationship to the gospels. Pentecost

The Semi-continuous series provides Old Testament readings and psalms that, while not as explicitly connected to the gospels, explore many of the books and stories not covered by the Complementary series.

Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses.

Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thu — May 28

Isaiah 1:1-4, 16-20

 

Romans 8:1-8

 

Psalm 29

Fri — May 29

Isaiah 2:1-5

 

Romans 8:9-11

 

Psalm 29

Sat — May 30

Isaiah 5:15-24

 

John 15:18-20, 26-27

 

Psalm 29

Sunday May 31 — The Holy Trinity
First Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17

Prayer of the Day
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise
your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and
bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 or

God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the | Lord of hosts;
God's glory fills | the whole earth. Alleluia. (Isa. 6:3)

Color: White

Mon — June 1

Numbers 9:15-23

 

Revelation 4:1-8

 

Psalm 20

 

Or

Monday June 1
Visit of Mary to Elizabeth (transferred)

Readings
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Psalm 113 (2)
Romans 12:9-16b
Luke 1:39-57

Prayer of the Day
Mighty God, by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary and greeted her as the mother of the Lord: look with favor on your lowly servants that, with Mary, we may magnify your holy name and rejoice to acclaim her Son as our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. My soul magni- | fies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in | God my Savior. Alleluia. (Luke 1:47)

Color: White

Tue — June 2

Exodus 25:1-22

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-10

 

Psalm 20

Wed — June 3

Numbers 6:22-27

 

Mark 4:21-25

 

Psalm 20

Thu — June 4
                Complementary

Isaiah 28:9-13

 

1 Peter 4:7-19

 

Psalm 130

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 4:1-22

 

 

 

Psalm 138

Fri — June 5
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 1:34-40

 

2 Corinthians 5:1-5

 

Psalm 130

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 5:1-12

 

 

 

Psalm 138

Sat — June 6
                Complementary

Genesis 2:4b-14

 

Luke 8:4-15

 

Psalm 130

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 6:1-18

 

 

 

Psalm 138

Sunday June 7 - Second Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Semi-continuous Series
1 Samuel 8:4-11 [12-15], 16-20 [11:14-15]
Psalm 138
2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Prayer of the Day
All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The ruler of this world will be | driven out.
And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people | to myself. Alleluia. (John 12:31, 32)

Color: Green

Mon — June 8
                Complementary

1 Samuel 16:14-23

 

Revelation 20:1-6

 

Psalm 74

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 7:3-15

 

 

 

Psalm 108

Tue — June 9

                Complementary

1 Kings 18:17-40

 

Revelation 20:7-15

 

Psalm 74

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 8:1-22

 

 

 

Psalm 108

Wed — June 10
                Complementary

Isaiah 26:16—27:1

 

Luke 11:14-28

 

Psalm 74

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 9:1-14

 

 

 

Psalm 108

Thu — June 11
                Complementary

Genesis 3:14-24

 

Hebrews 2:5-9

 

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 9:15-27

 

 

 

Psalm 20

 

Or

Thursday June 11
Barnabas, Apostle

Readings
Isaiah 42:5-12
Psalm 112 (1)
Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3
Matthew 10:7-16

Prayer of the Day
We praise you, O God, for the life of your faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well-being of your church, gave generously of his life and possessions for the relief of the poor and the spread of the gospel. Grant that we may follow his example and by our actions give glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,
and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Fri — June 12
                Complementary

1 Kings 10:26—11:8

 

Hebrews 11:4-7

 

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 10:1-8

 

 

 

Psalm 20

Sat — June 13
                Complementary

2 Kings 14:1-14

 

Mark 4:1-20

 

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 13:1-15a

 

 

 

Psalm 20

Sunday June 14 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 (12)
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17
Mark 4:26-34

Semi-continuous Series
1 Samuel 15:34 — 16:13
Psalm 20 (6)
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-1
Mark 4:26-34

Prayer of the Day
O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Welcome with meekness the im- | planted word
That has the power to | save your souls. Alleluia. (James 1:21)

Color: Green

Mon — June 15
                Complementary

Ezekiel 31:1-12

 

Galatians 6:11-18

 

Psalm 52

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 13:23--14:23

 

 

 

Psalm 53

Tue — June 16
               
Complementary

Jeremiah 21:11-14

 

Revelation 21:22—22:5

 

Psalm 52

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 15:10-23

 

 

 

Psalm 53

Wed — June 17                 Complementary

Jeremiah 22:1-9

 

Luke 6:43-45

 

Psalm 52

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 15:24-31

 

 

 

Psalm 53

Thu — June 18
               
Complementary

Job 29:1-20

 

Acts 20:1-16

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 16:14-23

 

 

 

Psalm 9:9-20

Fri — June 19
               
Complementary

Job 29:21—30:15

 

Acts 21:1-16

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 17:55—18:5

 

 

 

Psalm 9:9-20

Sat — June 20
                Complementary

Job 37:1-13

 

Luke 21:25-28

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 18:1-4

 

 

 

Psalm 9:9-20

Sunday June 21 — Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Job 38:1-11
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 (29)
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Semi-continuous Series
1 Samuel 17:[1a, 4-11, 19-23] 32-49
Psalm 9:9-20 (9) or 1 Samuel 17:57—18:5, 10-16
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Prayer of the Day
O God of creation, eternal majesty, you preside over land and sea, sunshine and storm. By your strength pilot us, by your power preserve us, by your wisdom instruct us, and by your hand protect us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Now is the accept- | able time;
now is the day | of salvation. Alleluia. (2 Cor. 6:2)

Color: Green

Mon — June 22
                Complementary

Exodus 7:14-24

 

Acts 27:13-38

 

Psalm 65

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 18:6-30

 

 

 

Psalm 119:113-128

Tue — June 23
                Complementary

Exodus 9:13-35

 

Acts 27:39-44

 

Psalm 65

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 19:1-7

 

 

 

Psalm 119:113-128

Wed — June 24
                Complementary

Joshua 10:1-14

 

Mark 6:45-52

 

Psalm 65

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 19:8-17

 

 

 

Psalm 119:113-128

 

Or

Wednesday June 24
John, the Baptist

Readings
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 141 (8)
Acts 13:13-26
Luke 1:57-67 [68-80]

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, by your gracious providence your servant John the Baptist was born to Elizabeth and Zechariah. Grant to your people the wisdom to see your purpose and the openness to hear your will, that the light of Christ may increase in us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righ- | teousness' sake,
for theirs is the king- | dom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: White

Thu — June 25
                Complementary

Lamentations 1:16-22

 

2 Corinthians 7:2-16

 

Psalm 30

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 19:18-24

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Fri — June 26
                Complementary

Lamentations 2:1-12

 

2 Corinthians 8:1-7

 

Psalm 30

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 20:1-25

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Sat — June 27
                Complementary

Lamentations 2:18-22

 

Luke 4:31-37

 

Psalm 30

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 20:27-42

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Sunday June 28 — Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Psalm 30 (1)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130 (1)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Our Savior Jesus Christ has a-| bolished death

and brought life and immortality to light | through the gospel. Alleluia. (2 Tim. 1:10)

Color: Green

Mon — June 29
                Complementary

Leviticus 21:1-15

 

2 Corinthians 8:16-24

 

Psalm 88

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 23:14-18

 

 

 

Psalm 18:1-6, 43-50

 

Or

Monday June 29
Peter and Paul, Apostles

Readings
Acts 12:1-11
Psalm 87:1-3, 5-7 (3)
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
John 21:15-19

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, we praise you that your blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdoms. Grant that your church throughout the world may always be instructed by their teaching and example, be knit together in unity by your Spirit, and ever stand firm upon the one foundation who is Jesus Christ our Lord, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,
and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue — June 30
                Complementary

Leviticus 15:19-31

 

2 Corinthians 9:1-5

 

Psalm 88

                Semi-continuous

1 Samuel 31:1-13

 

 

 

Psalm 18:1-6, 43-50

Wed — July 1
                Complementary

2 Kings 20:1-11

 

Mark 9:14-29

 

Psalm 88

                Semi-continuous

1 Chronicles 10:1-14

 

 

 

Psalm 18:1-6, 43-50

Thu — July 2
                Complementary

Jeremiah 7:1-15

 

1 Corinthians 4:8-13

 

Psalm 123

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 2:1-11

 

 

 

Psalm 48

Fri — July 3
                Complementary

Jeremiah 7:16-26

 

2 Corinthians 10:7-11

 

Psalm 123

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 3:1-12

 

 

 

Psalm 48

Sat — July 4
                Complementary

Jeremiah 7:27-34

 

Matthew 8:18-22

 

Psalm 123

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 3:31-38

 

 

 

Psalm 48

Sunday July 5 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123 (2)
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48 (1)
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Prayer of the Day
God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I will boast gladly | of my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may | dwell in me. Alleluia. (2 Cor. 12:9)

Color: Green

Mon — July 6
                Complementary

Ezekiel 2:8—3:11

 

2 Corinthians 11:16-33

 

Psalm 119:81-88

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 5:1-10

 

 

 

Psalm 21

Tue — July 7
                Complementary

Jeremiah 16:1-13

 

James 5:7-12

 

Psalm 119:81-88

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 5:11-16

 

 

 

Psalm 21

Wed — July 8
                Complementary

Jeremiah 16:14-21

 

John 7:1-9

 

Psalm 119:81-88

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 5:17-25

 

 

 

Psalm 21

Thu — July 9
                Complementary

Amos 2:6-16

 

Colossians 2:1-5

 

Psalm 85:8-13

                Semi-continuous

Exodus 25:10-22

 

 

 

Psalm 24

Fri — July 10
                Complementary

Amos 3:1-12

 

Colossians 4:2-18

 

Psalm 85:8-13

                Semi-continuous

Exodus 37:1-16

 

 

 

Psalm 24

Sat — July 11
                Complementary

Amos 4:6-13

 

Luke 1:57-80

 

Psalm 85:8-13

                Semi-continuous

Numbers 10:11-36

 

 

 

Psalm 24

Sunday July 12 — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24 (7)
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Prayer of the Day
O God, from you come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes | of our hearts,
that we may know the hope to which | God has called us. Alleluia. (Eph. 1:17-18)

Color: Green

Mon — July 13
                Complementary

Amos 5:1-9

 

Acts 21:27-39

 

Psalm 142

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 6:6-12a

 

 

 

Psalm 68:24-35

Tue — July 14
                Complementary

Amos 9:1-4

 

Acts 23:12-35

 

Psalm 142

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 3:12-16

 

 

 

Psalm 68:24-35

Wed — July 15
                Complementary

Amos 9:11-15

 

Luke 7:31-35

 

Psalm 142

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 6:16-23

 

 

 

Psalm 68:24-35

Thu — July 16
               
Complementary

Jeremiah 10:1-16

 

Colossians 1:15-23

 

Psalm 23

                Semi-continuous

1 Chronicles 11:15-19

 

 

 

Psalm 89:20-37

Fri — July 17
                Complementary

Jeremiah 10:17-25

 

Acts 17:16-31

 

Psalm 23

                Semi-continuous

1 Chronicles 14:1-2

 

 

 

Psalm 89:20-37

Sat — July 18
                Complementary

Jeremiah 12:1-13

 

Luke 18:35-43

 

Psalm 23

                Semi-continuous

1 Chronicles 15:1-2, 16:4-13

 

 

 

Psalm 89:20-37

Sunday July 19 — Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23 (1)
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Prayer of the Day
O God, powerful and compassionate, you shepherd your people, faithfully feeding and protecting us. Heal each of us, and make us a whole people, that we may embody the justice and peace of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. My sheep | hear my voice.
I know them, and they | follow me. Alleluia. (John 10:27)

Color: Green

Mon — July 20
                Complementary

Jeremiah 50:1-7

 

Hebrews 13:17-25

 

Psalm 100

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 7:18-29

 

 

 

Psalm 61

Tue — July 21
                Complementary

Zechariah 9:14—10:2

 

Acts 20:17-38

 

Psalm 100

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 8:1-18

 

 

 

Psalm 61

Wed — July 22
                Complementary

2 Samuel 5:1-12

 

Luke 15:1-7

 

Psalm 100

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 9:1-13

 

 

 

Psalm 61

 

Or

Wednesday July 22
Mary Magdalene, Apostle

Readings
Ruth 1:6-18 or Exodus 2:1-10
Psalm 73:23-28 (28)
Acts 13:26-33a
John 20:1-2, 11-18

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son first entrusted the apostle Mary Magdalene with the joyful news of his resurrection. Following the example of her witness, may we proclaim Christ as our living Lord and one day see him in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,
and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: White

Thu — July 23
                Complementary

1 Kings 19:19-21

 

Colossians 1:9-14

 

Psalm 145:10-18

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 10:1-5

 

 

 

Psalm 14

Fri — July 24
                Complementary

2 Kings 3:4-20

 

Colossians 3:12-17

 

Psalm 145:10-18

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 10:6-12

 

 

 

Psalm 14

Sat — July 25
                Complementary

2 Kings 4:38-41

 

John 4:31-38

 

Psalm 145:10-18

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 10:13-19

 

 

 

Psalm 14

   or

Saturday July 25
James, Apostle

Readings
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 7:1-10 (10)
Acts 11:27—12:3a
Mark 10:35-45

Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, we remember before you today your servant and apostle James, the first among the twelve to be martyred for the name of Jesus Christ. Pour out on the leaders of your church that spirit of self-denying service which is the true mark of authority among your people, through Jesus Christ our servant, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righ- | teousness' sake,
for theirs is the king- | dom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sunday July 26 — Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-18 (16)
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14 (5)
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth. Grant that we may know your Son to be the true bread of heaven and share this bread with all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. A great prophet has ris- | en among us!
God has looked favor- | ably on us! Alleluia. (Luke 7:16)

Color: Green

Mon — July 27
                Complementary

Genesis 18:1-15

 

Philippians 4:10-20

 

Psalm 111

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 11:14-21

 

 

 

Psalm 37:12-22

Tue — July 28
                Complementary

Exodus 24:1-11

 

Romans 15:22-33

 

Psalm 111

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 11:22-27

 

 

 

Psalm 37:12-22

Wed — July 29
                Complementary

Isaiah 25:6-10a

 

Mark 6:35-44

 

Psalm 111

                Semi-continuous

2 Chronicles 9:29-31

 

 

 

Psalm 37:12-22

Thu — July 30
                Complementary

Exodus 12:33-42

 

1 Corinthians 11:17-22

 

Psalm 78:23-29

                Semi-continuous

Exodus 32:19-26a

 

 

 

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Fri — July 31
                Complementary

Exodus 12:43—13:2

 

1 Corinthians 11:27-34

 

Psalm 78:23-29

                Semi-continuous

Joshua 23:1-16

 

 

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Sat — August 1
                Complementary

Exodus 13:3-10

 

Matthew 16:5-12

 

Psalm 78:23-29

                Semi-continuous

Judges 6:1-10

 

 

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Sunday August 2 — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Psalm 78:23-29 (24, 25)
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 11:26—12:13a
Psalm 51:1-12
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

Prayer of the Day
O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. One does not live by | bread alone,
by by every word that comes from the | mouth of God. Alleluia (Matt. 4:4)

Color: Green

Mon — August 3
                Complementary

Numbers 11:16-23,   31-32

 

Ephesians 4:17-24

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 12:15-25

 

 

 

Psalm 50:16-23

Tue — August 4
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 8:1-20

 

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 13:1-19

 

 

 

Psalm 50:16-23

Wed — August 5
                Complementary

Isaiah 55:1-9

 

Mark 8:1-10

 

Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 13:20-36

 

 

 

Psalm 50:16-23

Thu — August 6
                Complementary

1 Samuel 28:20-25

 

Romans 15:1-6

 

Psalm 34:1-8

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 13:37—14:24

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Fri — August 7
                Complementary

2 Samuel 17:15-29

 

Galatians 6:1-10

 

Psalm 34:1-8

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 14:25-33

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Sat — August 8
                Complementary

1 Kings 2:1-9

 

Matthew 7:7-11

 

Psalm 34:1-8

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 15:1-13

 

 

 

Psalm 130

Sunday August 9 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25—5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Semi-continuous Series
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25—5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am the living bread that came | down from heaven.
Whoever eats this bread will | live forever. Alleluia. (John 6:51)

Color: Green

Mon — August 10
                Complementary

1 Kings 17:1-16

 

Ephesians 5:1-14

 

Psalm 81

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 15:13-31

 

 

 

Psalm 57

Tue — August 11
                Complementary

Ruth 2:1-23

 

2 Peter 3:14-18

 

Psalm 81

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 18:19-33

 

 

 

Psalm 57

Wed — August 12
                Complementary

Jeremiah 31:1-6

 

John 6:35-40

 

Psalm 81

                Semi-continuous

2 Samuel 19:1-18

 

 

 

Psalm 57

Thu — August 13
                Complementary

Job 11:1-20

 

Acts 6:8-15

 

Psalm 34:9-14

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 1:1-30

 

 

 

Psalm 111

Fri — August 14
                Complementary

Job 12:1-25

 

Romans 16:17-20

 

Psalm 34:9-14

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 1:28-48

 

 

 

Psalm 111

Sat — August 15
                Complementary

Job 13:1-19

 

John 4:7-26

 

Psalm 34:9-14

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 2:1-11

 

 

 

Psalm 111

   or

Saturday August 15
Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Readings
Isaiah 61:7-11
Psalm 34:1-9 (3)
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 1:46-55

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, in choosing the virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son, you made known your gracious regard for the poor, the lowly, and the despised. Grant us grace to receive your word in humility, and so to be made one with your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Greetings, O favored one! The | Lord is with you.
The Holy Spirit will | come upon you. Alleluia. (Luke 1:28, 35)

Color: White

Sunday August 16 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14 (10)
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Semi-continuous Series
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Psalm 111 (10)
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Prayer of the Day
Ever-loving God, your Son gives himself as living bread for the life of the world. Fill us with such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood a- | bide in me,*

and I a- | bide in them. Alleluia. (John 6:56)

Color: Green

Mon — August 17
                Complementary

Genesis 43:1-15

 

Acts 6:1-7

 

Psalm 36

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 3:16-28

 

 

 

Psalm 101

Tue — August 18
                Complementary

Genesis 45:1-15

 

Acts 7:9-16

 

Psalm 36

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 7:1-12

 

 

 

Psalm 101

Wed — August 19
                Complementary

Genesis 47:13-26

 

Mark 8:14-21

 

Psalm 36

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 8:1-21

 

 

 

Psalm 101

Thu — August 20
                Complementary

Joshua 22:1-9

 

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

 

Psalm 34:15-22

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 4:20-28

 

 

 

Psalm 84

Fri — August 21
                Complementary

Joshua 22:10-20

 

Romans 13:11-14

 

Psalm 34:15-22

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 4:29-34

 

 

 

Psalm 84

Sat — August 22
                Complementary

Joshua 22:21-34

 

Luke 11:5-13

 

Psalm 34:15-22

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 5:1-12

 

 

 

Psalm 84

Sunday August 23 — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Psalm 34:15-22 (15)
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

Semi-continuous Series
1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11] 22-30, 41-43
Psalm 84 (1)
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Lord, to whom | shall we go?
You have the words of e- | ternal life. Alleluia. (John 6:68)

Color: Green

Mon — August 24
                Complementary

Nehemiah 9:1-15

 

Ephesians 5:21—6:9

 

Psalm 119:97-104

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 5:13-18

 

 

 

Psalm 11

 

Or

Monday August 24
Bartholomew, Apostle

Readings
Exodus 19:1-6
Psalm 12 (6)
1 Corinthians 12:27-31a
John 1:43-51

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, you gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and courageously to preach your word. Grant that your church may proclaim the good news to the ends of the earth, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who an- | nounces peace,
who brings good news, who announc- | es salvation. Alleluia. (Isa. 52:7)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue — August 25
                Complementary

Nehemiah 9:16-31

 

Ephesians 6:21-24

 

Psalm 119:97-104

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 6:1-14

 

 

 

Psalm 11

Wed — August 26
                Complementary

Isaiah 33:10-16

 

John 15:16-25

 

Psalm 119:97-104

                Semi-continuous

1 Kings 6:15-38

 

 

 

Psalm 11

Thu — August 27
                Complementary

Exodus 32:1-14

 

James 1:1-8

 

Psalm 15

                Semi-continuous

Song of Solomon    1:1-17

 

 

 

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

Fri — August 28
                Complementary

Exodus 32:15-35

 

James 1:9-16

 

Psalm 15

                Semi-continuous

Song of Solomon    2:1-7

 

 

 

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

Sat — August 29
                Complementary

Exodus 34:8-28

 

John 18:28-32

 

Psalm 15

                Semi-continuous

Hosea 3:1-5

 

 

 

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

Sunday August 30 — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15 (1)
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Semi-continuous Series
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Prayer of the Day
O God our strength, without you we are weak and wayward creatures. Protect us from all dangers that attack us from the outside, and cleanse us from all evil that arises from within ourselves, that we may be preserved through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. God gave us birth by the | word of truth
so that we would become a kind of first fruits | of creation. Alleluia. (James 1:18)

Color: Green

Mon — August 31
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 4:9-14

 

1 Timothy 4:6-16

 

Psalm 106:1-6,      13-23, 47-48

                Semi-continuous

Song of Solomon   3:6-11

 

 

 

Psalm 144:9-15

Tue — September 1
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 4:15-20

 

1 Peter 2:19-25

 

Psalm 106:1-6,      13-23, 47-48

                Semi-continuous

Song of Solomon   5:2—6:3

 

 

 

Psalm 144:9-15

Wed — September 2
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 4:21-40

 

Mark 7:9-23

 

Psalm 106:1-6,      13-23, 47-48

                Semi-continuous

Song of Solomon    8:5-7

 

 

 

Psalm 144:9-15

Thu — September 3
                Complementary

Isaiah 30:27-33

 

Romans 2:1-11

 

Psalm 146

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 1:1-19

 

 

 

Psalm 125

Fri — September 4
                Complementary

Isaiah 32:1-8

 

Romans 2:12-16

 

Psalm 146

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 4:10-27

 

 

 

 

Psalm 125

Sat — September 5
                Complementary

Isaiah 33:1-9

 

Matthew 15:21-31

 

Psalm 146

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 8:1-31

 

 

 

Psalm 125

Sunday September 6 — Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 146 (2)
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17
Mark 7:24-37

Semi-continuous Series
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125 (1)
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17
Mark 7:24-37

Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, throughout the ages you transform sickness into health and death into life. Open us to the power of your presence, and make us a people ready to proclaim your promises to the whole world, through Jesus Christ, our healer and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Rejoice in the | Lord always;
again I will | say, Rejoice. Alleluia. (Phil. 4:4)

Color: Green

Mon — September 7
                Complementary

Joshua 6:1-21

 

Hebrews 11:29—12:2

 

Isaiah 38:10-20

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 8:32—9:6

 

 

 

Psalm 73:1-20

Tue — September 8
                Complementary

Joshua 8:1-23

 

Hebrews 12:3-13

 

Isaiah 38:10-20

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 11:1-31

 

 

 

Psalm 73:1-20

Wed — September 9
                Complementary

Judges 15:9-20

 

Matthew 17:14-21

 

Isaiah 38:10-20

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 14:1-9

 

 

 

Psalm 73:1-20

Thu — September 10
                Complementary

Joshua 2:1-14

 

Hebrews 11:17-22

 

Psalm 116:1-9

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 15:1-17

 

 

 

Psalm 19

Fri — September 11
                Complementary

Joshua 2:15-24

 

James 2:17-26

 

Psalm 116:1-9

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 19:24-29

 

 

 

Psalm 19

Sat — September 12
                Complementary

Joshua 6:22-27

 

Matthew 21:23-32

 

Psalm 116:1-9

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 21:1-17

 

 

 

Psalm 19

Sunday September 13 — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-9 (9)
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Semi-continuous Series
Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19 (7) or Wisdom 7:26 — 8:1 (7:28)
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Prayer of the Day
O God, through suffering and rejection you bring forth our salvation, and by the glory of the cross you transform our lives. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may turn from the lure of evil, take up our cross, and follow your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Christ suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for | the unrighteous,
in order to bring | you to God. Alleluia. (1 Peter 3:18)

Color: Green

Mon — September 14
               
Complementary

1 Kings 13:1-10

 

Romans 3:9-20

 

Psalm 119:169-176

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 22:1-21

 

 

 

Psalm 73:21-28

   or

Monday September 14
Holy Cross Day

Readings
Numbers 21:4b-9
Psalm 98:1-4 (1) or Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38 (35)
1 Corinthians 1:18-24
John 3:13-17

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross so that he might draw the whole world to himself. To those who look upon the cross, grant your wisdom, healing, and eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. May I never boast of | anything
except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ. Alleluia. (Gal. 6:14)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue — September 15
                Complementary

1 Kings 13:11-25

 

Colossians 3:1-11

 

Psalm 119:169-176

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 25:1-28

 

 

 

Psalm 73:21-28

Wed — September 16
                Complementary

Isaiah 10:12-20

 

John 7:25-36

 

Psalm 119:169-176

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 29:1-27

 

 

 

Psalm 73:21-28

Thu — September 17
                Complementary

Judges 6:1-10

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

 

Psalm 54

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 30:1-10

 

 

 

Psalm 1

Fri — September 18
                Complementary

1 Kings 22:24-40

 

Romans 11:25-32

 

Psalm 54

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 30:18-33

 

 

 

Psalm 1

Sat — September 19
                Complementary

2 Kings 17:5-18

 

Matthew 23:29-39

 

Psalm 54

                Semi-continuous

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18

 

 

 

Psalm 1

Sunday September 20 — Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Jeremiah 11:18-20 or Wisdom 1:16 — 2:1, 12-22
Psalm 54 (4)
James 3:13 — 4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

Semi-continuous Series
Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1 (3)
James 3:13 — 4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

Prayer of the Day
O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. God has called us through the proclamation of | the good news,

that we may obtain the glory of our Lord | Jesus Christ. Alleluia. (2 Thess. 2:14)

Color: Green

Mon — September 21
                Complementary

2 Kings 5:1-14

 

James 4:8-17

 

Psalm 139:1-18

                Semi-continuous

Proverbs 27:1-27

 

 

 

Psalm 128

   or

Monday September 21
Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Readings
Ezekiel 2:8—3:11
Psalm 119:33-40 (33)
Ephesians 2:4-10
Matthew 9:9-13

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son our Savior called a despised tax collector to become one of his apostles. Help us, like Matthew, to respond to the transforming call of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,
and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue — September 22
                Complementary

2 Kings 11:21—12:16

 

James 5:1-6

 

Psalm 139:1-18

                Semi-continuous

Ecclesiastes 4:9-16

 

 

 

Psalm 128

Wed — September 23
                Complementary

Jeremiah 1:4-10

 

John 8:21-38

 

Psalm 139:1-18

                Semi-continuous

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20

 

 

 

Psalm 128

Thu — September 24
                Complementary

Exodus 18:13-27

 

Acts 4:13-31

 

Psalm 19:7-14

                Semi-continuous

Esther 1:1-21

 

 

 

Psalm 124

Fri — September 25
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 1:1-18

 

Acts 12:20-25

 

Psalm 19:7-14

                Semi-continuous

Esther 2:1-23

 

 

 

Psalm 124

Sat — September 26
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 27:1-10

 

Matthew 5:13-20

 

Psalm 19:7-14

                Semi-continuous

Esther 3:1-15

 

 

 

Psalm 124

Sunday September 27 — Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm 19:7-14 (8)
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

Semi-continuous Series
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124 (7)
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

Prayer of the Day
Generous God, your Son gave his life that we might come to peace with you. Give us a share of your Spirit, and in all we do empower us to bear the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You word, O | Lord, is truth;
sanctify us | in the truth. Alleluia. (John 17:7)

Color: Green

Mon — September 28
                Complementary

Zechariah 6:9-15

 

1 Peter 1:3-9

 

Psalm 5

                Semi-continuous

Esther 4:1-17

 

 

 

Psalm 140

Tue — September 29
                Complementary

Zechariah 8:18-23

 

1 John 2:18-25

 

Psalm 5

                Semi-continuous

Esther 5:1-14

 

 

 

Psalm 140

 

Or

Tuesday September 29
Michael and All Angels

Readings
Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3
Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22 (20-21)
Revelation 12:7-12
Luke 10:17-20

Prayer of the Day
Everlasting God, you have wonderfully established the ministries of angels and mortals. Mercifully grant that as Michael and the angels contend against the cosmic forces of evil, so by your direction they may help and defend us here on earth, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God whom we worship and praise with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Bless the | Lord, you angels,
you mighty ones who | do God's bidding. Alleluia. (Ps. 103:20)

Color: White

Wed — September 30
                Complementary

Zechariah 10:1-12

 

Matthew 18:6-9

 

Psalm 5

                Semi-continuous

Esther 8:1-17

 

 

 

Psalm 140

Thu — October 1
                Complementary

Genesis 20:1-18

 

Galatians 3:23-29

 

Psalm 8

                Semi-continuous

Job 2:11—3:26

 

 

 

Psalm 26

Fri — October 2
                Complementary

Genesis 21:22-34

 

Romans 8:1-11

 

Psalm 8

                Semi-continuous

Job 4:1-21

 

 

 

Psalm 26

Sat — October 3
                Complementary

Genesis 23:1-20

 

Luke 16:14-18

 

Psalm 8

                Semi-continuous

Job 7:1-21

 

 

 

Psalm 26

Sunday October 4 — Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings
Complementary Series
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8 (5)
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

Semi-continuous Series
Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Psalm 26 (3)
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, you have created us to live in loving community with one another. Form us for life that is faithful and steadfast, and teach us to trust like little children, that we may reflect the image of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. If we love one another, God | lives in us
and God’s love is perfect-| ed in us. Alleluia. (1 John 4:12)

Color: Green

Mon — October 5
                Complementary

Deuteronomy     22:13-30

 

1 Corinthians 7:1-9

 

Psalm 112

                Semi-continuous

Job 8:1-22

 

 

 

Psalm 55:1-15

Tue — October 6
                Complementary

Deuteronomy 24:1-5

 

1 Corinthians 7:10-16

 

Psalm 112

                Semi-continuous

Job 11:1-20