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Year C (2018-2019) - themes and scriptures only

Note: “Inspired Version” (IV) Bible verse numbers are noted where they differ; bold indicates scripture(s) to which the theme is most closely tied. Parentheses indicate verses that may be omitted from readings.

YEAR B (2017-2018)

MAY 2018

6 — John 15:9-17  Love As Jesus Loved
Sixth Sunday of Easter 
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6

13 — Luke 24:44–53 — Open Our Minds to the Scriptures
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension of the Lord (A, B, C)
Acts 1:1–11
Psalm 47
Ephesians 1:15–23

20 — Acts 2:1–21 (A, B, C) and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 — The Spirit of Truth
Day of Pentecost, Endowment Sunday 
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27

27 — John 3:1-17 — Be Born of Water and Spirit
First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Ordinary Time
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17

JUNE 2018

3 — Mark 2:23-3:6 — How Shall We Keep the Sabbath?
Ordinary Time (Proper 4) 
Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalm 81:1-10
2 Corinthians 4:5-12

10 — Mark 3:20-35 — Who Is My Mother, Who Is My Brother?
Ordinary Time (Proper 5) 
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

17 — Mark 4:26-34 — Grow in the Kingdom of God
Ordinary Time (Proper 6) 
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
2 Corinthians 5:6-17

24 — Mark 4:35-41— Peace! Be Still!
Ordinary Time (Proper 7) 
Job 38:1-11
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
2 Corinthians 6:1-13

JULY 2018

1 — Mark 5:21-43 — Trust in Jesus
Ordinary Time (Proper 8) 
Lamentations 3:23-33
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15

8 — Mark 6:1-13 — Proclaim Repentance
Ordinary Time (Proper 9) 
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10

15 — Mark 6:14-29 — Choose Righteously
Ordinary Time (Proper 10) 
Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14

22 — Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 — Touch Us, Lord Jesus
Ordinary Time (Proper 11) 
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22

29 — John 6:1-21 — Share Generously
Ordinary Time (Proper 12) 
2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-18
Ephesians 3:14-21

AUGUST 2018 

5 — John 6:24-35 — Believe
Ordinary Time (Proper 13) 
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Psalm 78:23-29
Ephesians 4:1-16

12 — John 6:35, 41-51 — The Bread of Life
Ordinary Time (Proper 14) 
1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2

19 — John 6:51-58 — Abide in Me
Ordinary Time (Proper 15) 
Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20

26 — John 6:56-69 — The Demands of Discipleship
Ordinary Time (Proper 16) 
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20

SEPTEMBER 2018

2 — Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 — Into My Heart
Ordinary Time (Proper 17), World Hunger Emphasis
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27

9 — Mark 7:24-37 — All Have Worth
Ordinary Time (Proper 18) 
Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 146
James 2:1-17

16 — Mark 8:27-38— Take Up Your Cross
Ordinary Time (Proper 19), Heritage Day
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-9
James 3:1-12

23 — Mark 9:30-37— Who Is Greatest?
Ordinary Time (Proper 20) 
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 54
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

30 — Mark 9:38-50— Be Peace to One Another
Ordinary Time (Proper 21) 
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm 19:7-14
James 5:13-20

OCTOBER 2018

7 — Mark 10:2-16 — Bring the Children
Ordinary Time (Proper 22) 
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12

14 — Mark 10:17-31 — What Must I Do?
Ordinary Time (Proper 23) 
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16

21 — Mark 10:35-45—Become Servant Leaders
Ordinary Time (Proper 24), Children’s Sabbath
Isaiah 53:4-12
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 5:1-10

28 — Mark 10:46-52 —Jesus Is Calling You
Ordinary Time (Proper 25) 
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7:23-28

NOVEMBER 2018

1 — John 11:32-44 — Blessed!
All Saints’ Day 
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelations 21:1-6a

4 — Mark 12:28-34 — Love Your Neighbor
Ordinary Time (Proper 26)
Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 119:1-8, Hebrews 9:11-14

11 — Mark 12:38-44 — Give of Your True Capacity
Ordinary Time (Proper 27) 
1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28

18 — Mark 13:1-8 — Wait in Faithfulness
Ordinary Time (Proper 28) 
Daniel 12:1-3, Psalm 16, Hebrews 10:11-25

25 — John 18:33-37 — Listen to the Voice
Ordinary Time (Proper 29), Reign of Christ
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8

        

Scriptures and Themes - Year C (2018-2019)

DECEMBER

December 2, 2018—Luke 21:25-36—Anticipate Sacred Presence
First Sunday of Advent (Hope)
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

December 9, 2018—Luke 3:1-6/3:3-11 IV—Prepare!
Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)
Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79/1:67-78 IV; Philippians 1:3-11

December 16, 2018—Luke 3:7-18/3:12-25 IV—Expect the Messiah
Third Sunday of Advent (Love)
Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7

December 23, 2018—Luke 1:39-55/1:39-54 IV—Rejoice!
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Joy)
Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10

December 25, 2018—Luke 2:1-20—A Savior is Born
Christmas Day (A, B, C)
Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14

December 30, 2018—Luke 2:41-52—Grow in Wisdom
First Sunday after Christmas Day
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17

JANUARY

January 6, 2019—Matthew 2:1-12/3:1-12 IV—What Gifts Do You Bring?
Epiphany of the Lord (A, B, C)
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12

January 13, 2019—Luke 3:15-17, 21-22/3:22-24, 28-29 IV—Invite People to Christ
First Sunday after the Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Ordinary Time
Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17

January 20, 2019—John 2:1-11—Believe in Jesus
Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Racial Justice Day, Ordinary Time
Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

January 27, 2019—Luke 4:14-21/4:13-21 IV—Christ’s Mission Is Our Mission
Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Ordinary Time
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

FEBRUARY

February 3, 2019—Luke 4:21-30/4:21-31 IV—Courageously Speak
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

February 10, 2019—Luke 5:1-11—Have Faith and Follow
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Youth Ministries Day
Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

February 17, 2019—Luke 6:17-26—Listen to Jesus
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Proper 1)
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

February 24, 2019—Luke 6:27-38—Love Your Enemies
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Proper 2)
Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 

MARCH

March 3, 2019—Luke 9:28-43a—Experience the Mountaintop
Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday, World Hunger Emphasis
Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2

March 6, 2019—Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21/6:1-6, 17-21 IV—Spiritually Prepare
Ash Wednesday (A, B, C)
Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10

March 10, 2019—Luke 4:1-13/4:1-12 IV—Be Led by the Spirit
First Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13; Romans 10:8b-13

March 17, 2019—Luke 13:31-35/13:31-36 IV—Boldly Persevere
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1

March 24, 2019—Luke 13:1-9—Repent!
Third Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

March 31, 2019—Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32—Amazing Grace
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

APRIL

April 7, 2019—John 12:1-8—A Priceless Offering
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b—14

April 14, 2019—Luke 19:28-40/19:27-39 IV—Joyfully Praise God
Palm Sunday
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

April 14, 2019—Luke 22:14—23:56/ 22:14—23:57 IV—Journey with Jesus
Passion Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11

April 18, 2019—John 13:1-17, 31b-35—Serve in Love
Maundy Thursday (A, B, C)
Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

April 19, 2019—John 18:1—19:42—It Is Finished
Good Friday (A, B, C)
Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25

April 21, 2019—John 20:1-18 and Luke 24:1-12/24:1-11 IV—I Have Seen the Lord
Easter Sunday (A, B, C)
Acts 10:34-43; Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

April 28, 2019—John 20:19-31—Believe the Good News
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8

MAY

May 5, 2019—John 21:1-19—Put Love into Action
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14

May 12, 2019—John 10:22-30—Hear the Shepherd’s Voice
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17

May 19, 2019—John 13:31-35—All-encompassing Love
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6

May 26, 2019—John 14:23-29—Listen for the Holy Spirit
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

JUNE

June 2, 2019—Luke 24:44-53/24:43-52 IV—Sent with Good News
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension of the Lord (A, B, C)
Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23

June 9, 2019—Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17, 25-27—Receive the Holy Spirit
Day of Pentecost/Endowment Sunday (A, B, C)
Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17

June 16, 2019—John 16:12-15—Guide Us
First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Ordinary Time
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5

June 23, 2019—Luke 8:26-39/ 8:26-40 IV—Declare What Jesus Has Done
Ordinary Time (Proper 7)
Isaiah 65:1–9, Psalm 22:19–28, Galatians 3:23–29

June 30, 2019—Luke 9:51-62—Follow without Hesitation
Ordinary Time (Proper 8)
1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1, 13–25

JULY

July 7, 2019—Luke 10:1-11, 16-20/10:1-11, 17-21 IV—Discover Joy in Sharing
Ordinary Time (Proper 9)
Isaiah 66:10–14, Psalm 66:1–9, Galatians 6:1–16

July 14, 2019—Luke 10:25-37/10:26-38 IV—Live, Love, Share
Ordinary Time (Proper 10)
Deuteronomy 30:9–14, Psalm 25:1–10, Colossians 1:1–14

July 21, 2019—Luke 10:38-42/10:39-43 IV—Find Balance
Ordinary Time (Proper 11)
Genesis 18:1–10a/18:1–9 IV, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:15–28

July 28, 2019—Luke 11:1-13/11:1-14 IV—Prayer: A Holy Conversation
Ordinary Time (Proper 12)
Genesis 18:20–32/18:19–40 IV, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6–19

AUGUST

August 4, 2019—Luke 12:13-21/12:15-23 IV—Practice Generosity
Ordinary Time (Proper 13)
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11

August 11, 2019—Luke 12:32-40/12:35-47 IV—Where Is Your Treasure?
Ordinary Time (Proper 14)
Genesis 15:1–6/15:1–12 IV; Psalm 33:12–22; Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16

August 18, 2019—Luke 12:49-56/12:58-65 IV—Discern Sacredness
Ordinary Time (Proper 15)
Jeremiah 23:23–29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29—12:2

August 25, 2019—Luke 13:10-17—Embody the Sabbath
Ordinary Time (Proper 16)
Isaiah 58:9b–14, Psalm 103:1–8, Hebrews 12:18–29

SEPTEMBER

September 1, 2019—Luke 14:1, 7-14—Called to Mindfulness
Ordinary Time (Proper 17), World Hunger Emphasis
Proverbs 25:6–7; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1–8, 15–16

September 8, 2019—Luke 14:25-33/4:25-34 IV—Carry the Cross
Ordinary Time (Proper 18)
Deuteronomy 30:15–20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1:1–21

September 15, 2019—Luke 15:1-10—Seek the Lost
Ordinary Time (Proper 19), Heritage Day
Exodus 32:7–14, Psalm 51:1–10, 1 Timothy 1:12–17

September 22, 2019—Luke 16:1-13—Be a Faithful Servant
Ordinary Time (Proper 20)
Amos 8:4–7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2:1–7

September 29, 2019—Luke 16:19-31/16:24-36 IV—What Are Your Priorities?
Ordinary Time (Proper 21)
Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19

OCTOBER

October 6, 2019—Luke 17:5-10—Mustard Seed Faith
Ordinary Time (Proper 22)
Habakkuk 1:1–4, 2:1–4; Psalm 37:1–9; 2 Timothy 1:1–14

October 13, 2019—Luke 17:11-19— Give Thanks
Ordinary Time (Proper 23)
2 Kings 5:1–3, 7–15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8–15

October 20, 2019—Luke 18:1-8—Stand for Justice
Ordinary Time (Proper 24), Children’s Sabbath
Genesis 32:22–31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5

October 27, 2019—Luke 18:9-14—Teach Us to Be Humble
Ordinary Time (Proper 25)
Jeremiah 14:7–10, 19–22; Psalm 84:1–7; 2 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18

NOVEMBER

November 1, 2019—Luke 6:20-31—Celebrate Blessings
All Saints’ Day
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23

November 3, 2019—Luke 19:1-10—Welcome, Jesus, You Are Welcome
Ordinary Time (Proper 26) Includes All Saints' Day
Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

November 10, 2019—Luke 20:27-38—God of All Living
Ordinary Time (Proper 27)
Job 19:23–27a; Psalm 17:1–9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17

November 17, 2019—Luke 21:5-19—Testify!
Ordinary Time (Proper 28)
Malachi 4:1–2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13

November 24, 2019—Luke 23:33-43/23:34-44 IV—Christ the King
Ordinary Time (Proper 29), Christ the King
Jeremiah 23:1–6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11–20

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