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Year C

Worship Year CLectionary Year C 2015/2016


Year C focuses on the Gospel of Luke. The semi-continuous Old Testament readings are of prophetic proclamation chosen in chronological order and highlighting Jeremiah. The second, New Testament, readings are chosen mainly from Galatians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians.

Advent
Nov. 29, 2015 through Dec. 23, 2015


Christmas

Dec. 24, 2015 through Jan. 6, 2016

Time after Epiphany
Jan. 6, 2016 through Feb. 9, 2016

Lent
Feb. 10, 2016 through Mar. 23, 2016

The Three Days
Mar. 24, 2016 through Mar. 26, 2016

Easter
Mar. 27, 2016 through May 18, 2016

Time after Pentecost
May 19, 2016 through Nov. 23, 2016



Advent
YEAR C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)


Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thu, Nov 26

Nehemiah 9:6-15

 

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

 

Psalm 25:1-10

 or

Thursday Nov.26
Day of Thanksgiving (USA)

Readings
Joel 2:21-27
Psalm 126 (3)
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Matthew 6:25-33

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 (the color of the season)

Fri – Nov 27

Nehemiah 9:16-25

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

 

Psalm 25:1-10

Sat – Nov 28

Nehemiah 9:26-31

 

Luke 21:20-24

 

Psalm 25:1-10

Sunday Nov. 29 - First Sunday of Advent

Readings
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening
dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Stand up and | raise your heads—*
your redemption is | drawing near. Alleluia. (Luke 21:28)

Color: Blue

Mon – Nov 30

Numbers 17:1-11

 

2 Peter 3:1-18

 

Psalm 90

 Or

Saturday Nov. 30:
Andrew, Apostle

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

Tue – Dec 1

2 Samuel 7:18-29

 

Revelation 22:12-16

 

Psalm 90

Wed – Dec 2

Isaiah 1:24-31

 

Luke 11:29-32

 

Psalm 90

Thu - Dec 3

Malachi 3:5-12

 

Philippians 1:12-18a

 

Luke 1:68-79

Fri - Dec 4

Malachi 3:13-18

 

Philippians 1:18b-26

 

Luke 1:68-79

Sat - Dec 5

Malachi 4:1-6

 

Luke 9:1-6

 

Luke 1:68-79

Sunday Dec. 6 - Second Sunday of Advent

Readings
Malachi 3:1-4
Baruch 5:1-9 (alternate)
Luke 1:68-79
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming give to all the people
of the world knowledge of your salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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 - Dec 7

Isaiah 40:1-11

 

Romans 8:22-25

 

Psalm 126

Tue - Dec 8

Isaiah 19:18-25

 

2 Peter 1:2-15

 

Psalm 126

Wed - Dec 9

Isaiah 35:3-7

 

Luke 7:18-30

 

Psalm 126

Thu - Dec 10

Amos 6:1-8

 

2 Corinthians 8:1-15

 

Isaiah 12:2-6

Fri - Dec 11

Amos 8:4-12

 

2 Corinthians 9:1-15

 

Isaiah 12:2-6

Sat - Dec 12

Amos 9:8-15

 

Luke 1:57-66

 

Isaiah 12:2-6

Sunday Dec. 13 - Third Sunday of Advent

Readings
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

Prayer of the Day
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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 - Dec 14

Numbers 16:1-19

 

Hebrews 13:7-17

 

Isaiah 11:1-9

Tue - Dec 15

Numbers 16:20-35

 

Acts 28:23-31

 

Isaiah 11:1-9

Wed - Dec 16

Micah 4:8-13

 

Luke 7:31-35

 

Isaiah 11:1-9

Thu - Dec 17

Jeremiah 31:31-34

 

Hebrews 10:10-18

 

Psalm 80:1-7

Fri - Dec 18

Isaiah 42:10-18

 

Hebrews 10:32-39

 

Psalm 80:1-7

Sat - Dec 19

Isaiah 66:7-11

 

Luke 13:31-35

 

Psalm 80:1-7

Sunday Dec. 20 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

Readings
Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:46b-55
Psalm 80:1-7 (alternate)
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45 [46-55]

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin
that binds us, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always, for you live and reign with
the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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 – Dec 21

Genesis 25:19-28

 

Colossians 1:15-20

 

Psalm 113

Tue – Dec 22

Micah 4:1-5

 

Ephesians 2:11-22

 

Lukes 1:46b-55

Wed – Dec 23

Micah 4:6-8

 

2 Peter 1:16-21

 

Lukes 1:46b-55



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Christmas
YEAR C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)

Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thursday Dec. 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

Friday Dec. 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

Friday Dec. 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

Sat – Dec 26

2 Chronicles 24:17-24

 

Acts 6:1-7; 7:51-60

 

Psalm 148

or

Saturday Dec. 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

Sunday Dec. 27 – First Sunday of Christmas

Readings
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

Prayer of the Day
Shine into our hearts the light of your wisdom, O God, and open our minds to the knowledge of
your word, that in all things we may think and act according to your good will and may live
continually in the light of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

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 –  Dec. 28

Isaiah 54:1-13

 

Revelation 21:1-7

 

Psalm 148

Or

Monday Dec. 28
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

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 –  Dec. 29

1 Chronicles 28:1-10

 

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

 

Psalm 147:12-20

Or

Tuesday Dec. 29
John, Apostle and Evangelist (transferred)

Readings
Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31
Psalm 116:12-19
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. Amen.

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

Color: White

Wed – Dec. 30

2 Chronicles 1:7-13

 

Mark 13:32-37

 

Psalm 147:12-20

Thu – Dec. 31

1 Kings 3:5-14

 

John 8:12-19

 

Psalm 147:12-20

 Or

Thursday Dec. 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve

Readings
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8
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 you bless 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. Amen.

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

Color: White

Or

Friday Jan 1, 2016
Name of Jesus

Readings
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Philippians 2:5-11 (alternate)
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. Amen.

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

Sat – Jan  2

Proverbs 1:1-7

 

James 3:13-18

 

Psalm 147:12-20

Sunday Jan. 3 - Second Sunday of Christmas

Readings
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Sirach 24:1-12 (alternate)
Psalm 147:12-20
Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21 (alternate)
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. Amen.

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

Color: White

Mon – Jan  4

Isaiah 6:1-5

 

Acts 7:44-53

 

Psalm 72

Tues – Jan  5

Jeremiah 31:7-14

 

John 1:[1-9] 10-18

 

Psalm 72

Wednesday Jan  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

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Epiphany
YEAR C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)

Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Thu – Jan 7

Daniel 2:1-19

 

Ephesians 4:17—5:1

 

Psalm 72

Fri – Jan  8

Daniel 2:24-49

 

Ephesians 5:15-20

 

Psalm 72

Sat – Jan  9

Numbers 24:15-19

 

Luke 1:67-79

 

Psalm 72

Sunday Jan 10
Baptism of Our Lord

Readings
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29 (3)
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born of water and the Spirit faithful in your service, that we may rejoice to be called children of God, 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. A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, | the Beloved,
with whom I | am well pleased." Alleluia. (Matt. 3:17)

Color: White

Mon – Jan 11

Judges 4:1-16

 

Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Psalm 106:1-12

Tue – Jan 12

Judges 5:12-21

 

1 John 5:13-21

 

Psalm 106:1-12

Wed – Jan  3

Numbers 27:1-11

 

Luke 11:33-36

 

Psalm 106:1-12

Thu – Jan  4

Jeremiah 3:1-5

 

Acts 8:18-24

 

Psalm 36:5-10

Fri – Jan 15

Jeremiah 3:19-25

 

1 Corinthians 7:1-7

 

Psalm 36:5-10

Sat – Jan 16

Jeremiah 4:1-4

 

Luke 11:14-23

 

Psalm 36:5-10

Sunday Jan. 17 – Second Sunday After Epiphany

Readings
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

Prayer of the Day
Lord God, source of every blessing, you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who brought gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Jesus re- | vealed his glory,
and his disciples be- | lieved in him. Alleluia. (John 2:11)

Color: Green

Mon – Jan 18

Isaiah 54:1-8

 

Romans 12:9-21

 

Psalm 145

Or

Monday Jan. 18
Confession of Peter

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 – Jan 19

Song of Solomon 4:1-8

 

1 Corinthians 1:3-17

 

Psalm 145

Wed – Jan  20

Song of Solomon 4:9—5:1

 

Luke 5:33-39

 

Psalm 145

Thu – Jan  21

Isaiah 61:1-7

 

Romans 7:1-6

 

Psalm 19

Fri – Jan  22

Nehemiah 2:1-10

 

Romans 12:1-8

 

Psalm 19

Sat – Jan  23

Nehemiah 5:1-13

 

Luke 2:39-52

 

Psalm 19

Sunday Jan.  24 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

Prayer of the Day
Blessed Lord God, you have caused the holy scriptures to be written for the nourishment of your
people. Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, comforted
by your promises, we may embrace and forever hold fast to the hope of eternal life,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring good news | to the poor,
and to proclaim release | to the captives. Alleluia. (Luke 4:18)

Color: Green

Mon – Jan  25

Jeremiah 36:1-10

 

1 Corinthians 14:1-12

 

Psalm 119:89-96

Or

Monday Jan.  25
Conversion of Paul

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 – Jan  26

Jeremiah 36:11-26

 

2 Corinthians 7:2-12

 

Psalm 119:89-96

Wed – Jan  27

Jeremiah 36:27-32

 

Luke 4:38-44

 

Psalm 119:89-96

Thu – Jan  28

2 Chronicles 34:1-7

 

Acts 10:44-48

 

Psalm 71:1-6

Fri – Jan  29

2 Chronicles 35:20-27

 

Acts 19:1-10

 

Psalm 71:1-6

Sat – Jan  30

2 Chronicles 36:11-21

 

John 1:43-51

 

Psalm 71:1-6

Sunday Jan. 31– Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and love; and that we
may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command, through your Son, Jesus Christ,
our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. You shall go to all to | whom I send you.
Do not be afraid, for | I am with you. Alleluia. (Jer. 1:7, 8)

Color: Green

Mon – Feb 1

1 Kings 17:8-16

 

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

 

Psalm 56

Tue – Feb 2

2 Kings 5:1-14

 

1 Corinthians 14:13-25

 

Psalm 56

Or

Tuesday Feb. 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

Wed – Feb 3

Jeremiah 1:11-19

 

Luke 19:41-44

 

Psalm 56

Thu – Feb 4

Deuteronomy 9:1-5

 

Acts 3:11-16

 

Psalm 99

Fri – Feb 5

Deuteronomy 9:6-14

 

Acts 10:1-8

 

Psalm 99

Sat – Feb 6

Deuteronomy 9:15-24

 

Luke 10:21-24

 

Psalm 99

Sunday Feb. 7 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
Last Sunday after Epiphany

Readings
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99 (9)
2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2
Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a]

Prayer of the Day
Holy God, might and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Transform us into the likeness of your Son, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity, Jesus Christ our 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 – Feb 8

Exodus 35:1-29

 

Acts 10:9-23a

 

Psalm 35:11-28

Tue – Feb 9

Ezekiel 1:1—2:1

 

Acts 10:23b-33

 

Psalm 35:11-28

 

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Lent
YEAR C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)



Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Wednesday February 10
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

Thu – Feb. 11

Exodus 5:10-23

 

Acts 7:30-34

 

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Fri – Feb. 12

Exodus 6:1-13

 

Acts 7:35-42

 

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Sat – Feb. 13

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

John 12:27-36

 

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Sunday  Feb. 14 - First Sunday in Lent

Readings
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (11)
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, 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 – Feb. 15

1 Chronicles 21:1-17

 

1 John 2:1-6

 

Psalm 17

Tue – Feb. 16

Zechariah 3:1-10

 

2 Peter 2:4-21

 

Psalm 17

Wed – Feb. 17

Job 1:1-22

 

Luke 21:34 —22:6

 

Psalm 17

Thu – Feb. 18

Genesis 13:1-7, 14-18

 

Philippians 3:2-12

 

Psalm 27

Fri – Feb. 19

Genesis 14:17-24

 

Philippians 3:17-20

 

Psalm 27

Sat – Feb. 20

Psalm 118:26-29

 

Matthew 23:37-39

 

Psalm 27

Sunday  Feb. 21 – Second Sunday in Lent

Readings
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27 (5)
Philippians 3:17--4:1
Luke 13:31-35

Prayer of the Day
God of the covenant, in the mystery of the cross you promise everlasting life to the world. Gather all peoples into your arms, and shelter us with your mercy, that we may rejoice in the life we share 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
The Son of Man must be | lifted up,
that whoever believes in him may have e- | ternal life. (John 3:14-15)

Color: Purple

Mon – Feb. 22

Exodus 33:1-6

 

Romans 4:1-12

 

Psalm 105:1-15 [16-41] 42

Tue – Feb. 23

Numbers 14:10b-24

 

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

 

Psalm 105:1-15 [16-41] 42

Wed – Feb. 24

2 Chronicles 20:1-22

 

Luke 13:22-31

 

Psalm 105:1-15 [16-41] 42

Thu – Feb. 25

Daniel 3:19-30

 

Revelation 2:8-11

 

Psalm 63:1-8

Fri – Feb. 26

Daniel 12:1-4

 

Revelation 3:1-6

 

Psalm 63:1-8

Sat – Feb. 27

Isaiah 5:1-7

 

Luke 6:43-45

 

Psalm 63:1-8

Sunday  Feb. 28 – Third Sunday in Lent

Readings
Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8 (1)
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

Prayer of the Day
Eternal God, your kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life, death, and resurrection
of your Son. Help us to hear your word and obey it, and bring your saving love to fruition in our 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
Jesus began | to proclaim,
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven | has come near. (Matt. 4:17)

Color: Purple

Mon – Feb. 29

Jeremiah 11:1-17

 

Romans 2:1-11

 

Psalm 39

Tue – Mar. 1

Ezekiel 17:1-10

 

Romans 2:12-16

 

Psalm 39

Wed- Mar. 2

Numbers 13:17-27

 

Luke 13:18-21

 

Psalm 39

Thu – Mar. 3

Joshua 4:1-13

 

2 Corinthians 4:16—5:5

 

Psalm 32

Fri – Mar. 4

Joshua 4:14-24

 

2 Corinthians 5:6-15

 

Psalm 32

Sat – Mar. 5

Exodus 32:7-14

 

Luke 15:1-10

 

Psalm 32

Sunday  Mar. 6 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Readings
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32 (11)
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of 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
I will arise and go to my fa- | ther and say,
I have sinned against heaven | and before you. (Luke 15:18)

Color: Purple

Mon – Mar. 7

Leviticus 23:26-41

 

Revelation 19:1-8

 

Psalm 53

Tue – Mar. 8

Leviticus 25:1-19

 

Revelation 19:9-10

 

Psalm 53

Wed – Mar. 9

2 Kings 4:1-7

 

Luke 9:10-17

 

Psalm 53

Thu – Mar. 10

Isaiah 43:1-7

 

Philippians 2:19-24

 

Psalm 126

Fri – Mar. 11

Isaiah 43:8-15

 

Philippians 2:25—3:1

 

Psalm 126

Sat – Mar. 12

Exodus 12:21-27

 

John 11:45-57

 

Psalm 126

Sunday  Mar. 13 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

Readings
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126 (5)
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

Prayer of the Day
Creator God, you prepare a new way in the wilderness, and your grace waters our desert. Open our hearts to be transformed by the new thing you are doing, that our lives may proclaim the extravagance of your love given to all through 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
Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what | lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God | in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:13-14)

Color: Purple

Mon – Mar. 14

Exodus 40:1-15

 

Hebrews 10:19-25

 

Psalm 20

Tue – Mar. 15

Judges 9:7-15

 

1 John 2:18-28

 

Psalm 20

Wed – Mar. 16

Habakkuk 3:2-15

 

Luke 18:31-34

 

Psalm 20

Thu – Mar. 17

Isaiah 53:10-12

 

Hebrews 2:1-9

 

Psalm 31:9-16

Fri – Mar. 18

Isaiah 54:9-10

 

Hebrews 2:10-18

 

Psalm 31:9-16

Sat – Mar. 19

Leviticus 23:1-8

 

Luke 22:1-13

 

Psalm 31:9-16

Or

Saturday Mar. 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

Sunday  Mar. 20 – Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Readings
Luke 19:28-40 Procession with Palms
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16 (5)
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:15 — 23:56 or Luke 23:1-29

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 Mar. 21 – 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 Mar. 22 – 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 Mar. 23 – 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 C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)



Thursday Mar. 24 – 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 Msy 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 Mar. 25 – 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 Msy 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 Mar. 26 – 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 Msy worship you in sincerity and truth and Msy 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.

  or

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 C 2015/2016 — 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. (Download PDF PDF Document)



Day and Date

First Reading

 

Second Reading

 

Psalm

Sunday  Mar 27 – Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Day

Readings
Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (24)
1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43
Luke 24:1-12 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  Mar. 27 – 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 Msy 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 – Mar. 28

Joshua 10:16-27

 

1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Or

Monday Mar. 28 (transferred)
Annunciation of Our Lord

Readings
Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 45 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

Tue – Mar. 29

Judges 4:17-23; 5:24-31a

 

Revelation 12:1-12

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Wed – Mar. 30

2 Samuel 6:1-15

 

Luke 24:1-12

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Thu – Mar. 31

1 Samuel 17:1-23

 

Acts 5:12-16

 

Psalm 150

Fri – Apr. 1

1 Samuel 17:19-32

 

Acts 5:17-26

 

Psalm 150

Sat – Apr. 2

1 Samuel 17:32-51

 

Luke 24:36-40

 

Psalm 150

Sunday  Apr. 3 - Second Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 118:14-29 (8) or Psalm 150 (alternate) (6)
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, 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 – Apr. 4

Esther 7:1-10

 

Revelation 1:9-20

 

Psalm 122

Tue – Apr. 5

Esther 8:1-17

 

Revelation 2:8-11

 

Psalm 122

Wed – Apr. 6

Esther 9:1-5, 18-23

 

Luke 12:4-12

 

Psalm 122

Thu – Apr. 7

Isaiah 5:11-17

 

Revelation 3:14-22

 

Psalm 30

Fri – Apr. 8

Isaiah 6:1-4

 

Revelation 4:1-11

 

Psalm 30

Sat – Apr. 9

Genesis 18:1-8

 

Luke 14:12-14

 

Psalm 30

Sunday  Apr. 10 - Third Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]
Psalm 30 (11)
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

Prayer of the Day
Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the saints we laud your majesty and might. By the resurrection of your Son, show yourself to us and inspire us to follow 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 – Apr. 11

Ezekiel 1:1-25

 

Acts 9:19b-31

 

Psalm 121

Tue – Apr. 12

Ezekiel 1:26—2:1

 

Acts 26:1-18

 

Psalm 121

Wed – Apr. 13

Isaiah 6:1-8

 

Luke 5:1-11

 

Psalm 121

Thu – Apr. 14

Ezekiel 11:1-25

 

Revelation 5:1-10

 

Psalm 23

Fri – Apr. 15

Ezekiel 20:39-44

 

Revelation 6:1—7:4

 

Psalm 23

Sat – Apr. 16

Ezekiel 28:25-26

 

Luke 12:29-32

 

Psalm 23

Sunday  Apr. 17 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23 (1)
Revelation 7:9-17
John 10:22-30

 Prayer of the Day
O God of peace, you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep. By the blood of your eternal covenant, make us complete in everything good that we may do your will, and work among us all that is well-pleasing in your sight, 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. Jesus says, I am | the good shepherd.
I know my own and my | own know me. Alleluia. (John 10:14)

Color: White

Mon – Apr. 18

Ezekiel 37:15-28

 

Revelation 15:1-4

 

Psalm 100

Tue – Apr. 19

Ezekiel 45:1-9

 

Acts 9:32-35

 

Psalm 100

Wed – Apr. 20

Jeremiah 50:17-20

 

John 10:31-42

 

Psalm 100

Thu – Apr. 21

Ezekiel 2:8—3:11

 

Revelation 10:1-11

 

Psalm 148

Fri – Apr. 22

Daniel 7:13-14

 

Revelation 11:15

 

Psalm 148

Sat – Apr. 23

Daniel 7:27

 

Revelation 11:16-19

 

Psalm 148

Sunday  Apr. 24 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Prayer of the Day
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148 (13)
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

Jesus gives a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved youGospel Acclamation
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Everyone will know that you are | my disciples
if you have love for | one another. Alleluia. (John 13:35)

Color: White

Mon – Apr. 25

1 Samuel 20:1-23, 35-42

 

Acts 11:19-26

 

Psalm 133

Or

Monday Apr. 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

Tue – Apr. 26

2 Samuel 1:4-27

 

Acts 11:27-30

 

Psalm 133

Wed – Apr. 27

Leviticus 19:9-18

 

Luke 10:25-28

 

Psalm 133

Thu – Apr. 28

Proverbs 2:1-5

 

Acts 15:36-41

 

Psalm 67

Fri – Apr. 29

Proverbs 2:6-8

 

Acts 16:1-8

 

Psalm 67

Sat – Apr. 30

Proverbs 2:9-15

 

Luke 19:1-10

 

Psalm 67

Sunday  May 1 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67 (4)
Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5
John 14:23-29  or John 5:1-9

Prayer of the Day
Bountiful God, you gather your people into your realm, and you promise us food from your tree of life. Nourish us with your word, that empowered by your Spirit we may love one another and the world you have made, 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. 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 2

1 Chronicles 12:16-22

 

Revelation 21:5-14

 

Psalm 93

Or

Monday May 2 (transferred)
Philip and James, Apostles

Readings

Prayer of the Day

Gospel Acclamation

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue – May 3

2 Chronicles 15:1-15

 

Revelation 21:15-22

 

Psalm 93

Wed – May 4

2 Chronicles 34:20-33

 

Luke 2:25-38

 

Psalm 93

Thursday May 5 – 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 6

Exodus 33:12-17

 

Revelation 22:6-9

 

Psalm 97

Sat – May 7

Exodus 33:18-23

 

John 1:14-18

 

Psalm 97

Sunday  May 8 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Readings
Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97 (12)
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John 17:20-26

Prayer of the Day
O God, form the minds of your faithful people into your one will. Make us love what you command
and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed
where true joy is found, 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 will not leave you orphaned, | says the Lord.
I am com- | ing to you. Alleluia. (John 14:18)

Color: White

Mon – May 9

Exodus 40:16-38

 

Acts 16:35-40

 

Psalm 29

Tue – May 10

2 Chronicles 5:2-14

 

Acts 26:19-29

 

Psalm 29

Wed –May 11

Ezekiel 3:12-21

 

Luke 9:18-27

 

Psalm 29

Thu – May 12

Isaiah 32:11-17

 

Galatians 5:16-25

 

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Fri – May 13

Isaiah 44:1-4

 

Galatians 6:7-10

 

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Sat – May 14

2 Kings 2:1-15a

 

Luke 1:5-17

 

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Or

Saturday May 14
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

Or

Saturday May 14
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. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sunday  May 15 – Day of Pentecost

Readings
Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (30)
Romans 8:14-17  or Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17 [25-27]

Prayer of the Day
God our creator, the resurrection of your Son offers life to all the peoples of earth. By your Holy
Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love, empowering our lives for service and our tongues for praise, 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 16

Joel 2:18-29

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-11

 

Psalm 48

Tue – May 17

Ezekiel 11:14-25

 

1 Corinthians 2:12-16

 

Psalm 48

Wed – May 18

Numbers 24:1-14

 

Luke 1:26-38

 

Psalm 48


 

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Pentecost 

YEAR C 2015/2016 — 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.



Time After Pentecost resources

 

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