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DECEMBER 2013
Pray for Peace (Peace)
First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 2:1–5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11–14, Matthew 24:36–44/24:43–51 IV

Prepare the Way (Hope)
Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11:1–10; Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19; Romans 15:4–13; Matthew 3:1–12/3:27–39 IV

15 Tell What You Hear and See (Love)
Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35:1–10, Luke 1:46–55/1:45–54 IV, James 5:7–10, Matthew 11:2–11

22 Jesus Is Born (Joy)
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 7:10–16; Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19; Romans 1:1–7; Matthew 1:18–25/2:1–8 IV

29 Listen to the Voice
First Sunday after Christmas Day
Isaiah 63:7–9, Psalm 148, Hebrews 2:10–18, Matthew 2:13–23/3:13–23 IV


JANUARY 2014
Gladness for Sorrow
Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Jeremiah 31:7–14, Psalm 147:12–20, Ephesian 1:3–14, John 1:1–18/1:1–19 IV

12 Fulfill All Righteousness
First Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34–43, Matthew 3:13–17/3:41–46 IV

19 Called to Serve
Racial Justice Day
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(Ordinary Time)
Isaiah 49:1–7, Psalm 40:1–11, 1 Corinthians 1:1–9, John 1:29–42

26 Follow Christ
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Isaiah 9:1–4; Psalm 27:1, 4–9; 1 Corinthians 1:10–18; Matthew 4:12–23/4:11–22 IV


FEBRUARY 2014
2 Blessings of Community
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

(Ordinary Time)
Micah 6:1–8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18–31, Matthew 5:1–12/5:1–14 IV

9 Let Your Light Shine
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(Ordinary Time)
Youth Ministries Day
Isaiah 58:1–12, Psalm 112:1–10, 1 Corinthians 2:1–16, Matthew 5:13–20/5:15–22 IV

16 Be Reconciled
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Deuteronomy 30:15–20, Psalm 119:1–8, 1 Corinthians 3:1–9, Matthew 5:21–37/5:23–39 IV

23 Love beyond Boundaries
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18; Psalm 119:33–40; 1 Corinthians 3:10–11, 16–23; Matthew 5:38–48/5:40–50 IV


MARCH 2014
2 Do Not Be Afraid!
World Hunger Emphasis
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
(Ordinary Time)
Transfiguration Sunday
Exodus 24:12–18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16–21, Matthew 17:1–9/17:1–8 IV

9 Led by the Spirit
First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 2:15–17, 3:1–7/2:18–22, 3:6–12 IV; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12–19; Matthew 4:1–11/4:1–10 IV

16 Believe in Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1–4a/Genesis 12:1–3 IV; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1–5, 13–17; John 3:1–17

23 Share Your Story
Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 17:1–7, Psalm 95, Romans 5:1–11, John 4:5–42/4:7–44 IV

30 Open Your Eyes 
Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 16:1–13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8–14, John 9:1–41


APRIL 2014
6 Raised to New Life
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezekiel 37:1–14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6–11, John 11:1–45

13 Hosanna!
Palm/Passion Sunday
Palm—Matthew 21:1–11/21:1–9 IV; Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29
Passion—Isaiah 50:4–9a/50:4–6a IV, Psalm 31:9–16, Philemon 2:5–11, Matthew 26:14—27:66/26:11–27:67 IV or Matthew 27:11–54/27:11–58 IV

20 See, Believe, and Share
Easter
Acts 10:34–43; Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; Colossians 3:1–4; John 20:1–18

27 Peace Be with You
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14a, 22–32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31


MAY 2014
4 Break Bread Together
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14a, 36–41; Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19; 1 Peter 1:17–23; Luke 24:13–35/24:12–34 IV

11 Embody Sacred Community
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:42–47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19–25, John 10:1–10

18 Glorify God
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 7:55–60; Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16; 1 Peter 2:2–10; John 14:1–14

25 Come, Holy Spirit, Come
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 17:22–31, Psalm 66:8–20, 1 Peter 3:13–22, John 14:15–21


JUNE 2014
1 Make Us One
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:6–14; Psalm 68:1–10, 32–35; 1 Peter 4:12–14, 5:6–11; John 17:1–11

8 Filled with the Spirit
Pentecost/Endowment Sunday
Acts 2:1–21; Psalm 104:24–34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b–13; John 20:19–23

15 Sacredness of Creation
First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Genesis 1:1—2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11–13/13:11–14 IV, Matthew 28:16–20/28:15–19 IV

22 Take Up Your Cross
Ordinary Time (Proper 7)
Genesis 21:8–21/21:7–19 IV; Psalm 86:1–10, 16–17; Romans 6:1b–11; Matthew 10:24–39/10:21–34 IV

29 Extend Welcome
Ordinary Time (Proper 8)
Genesis 22:1–14/22:1–18 IV, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12–23, Matthew 10:40–42/10:35–38 IV


JULY 2014
6 Come and Find Rest
Ordinary Time (Proper 9)
Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49, 58–67/24:34–38, 43–53, 63–73 IV; Psalm 45:10–17; Romans 7:15–25a/7:16–27 IV; Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30/11:17–21, 27–30 IV

13 Hear and Understand
Ordinary Time (Proper 10)
Genesis 25:19–34; Psalm 119:105–112; Romans 8:1–11; Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23/13:1–7, 17–21 IV

20 We Are Children of God
Ordinary Time (Proper 11)
Genesis 28:10–19a; Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24; Romans 8:12–25; Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43/13:22–29, 35–45 IV

27 Bring Forth the Kingdom
Ordinary Time (Proper 12)
Genesis 29:15–28; Psalm 105:1–11, 45b; Romans 8:26–39; Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52/13:30–32, 46–53 IV


AUGUST 2014
3 Be Generous
Ordinary Time (Proper 13)
Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 17:1–7, 15; Romans 9:1–5; Matthew 14:13–21/14:12–18 IV

10 Have Faith!
Ordinary Time (Proper 14)
Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28; Psalm 105:1–6, 16–22, 45b; Romans 10:5–15; Matthew 14:22–33/14:19–28 IV

17 Hear Us, Lord
Ordinary Time (Proper 15)
Genesis 45:1–15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32; Matthew 15:10–28/15:9–27 IV

24 Declare the Messiah
Ordinary Time (Proper 16)
Exodus 1:8—2:10, Psalm 124, Romans 12:1–8, Matthew 16:13–20/16:14–21 IV

31 Here I Am
Ordinary Time (Proper 17)
Exodus 3:1–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45b; Romans 12:9–21; Matthew 16:21–28/16:22–31 IV


SEPTEMBER 2014
7 God Is among Us
World Hunger Emphasis
Ordinary Time (Proper 18)
Exodus 12:1–14, Psalm 149, Roman's 13:8–14, Matthew 18:15–20

14 Have Mercy
Ordinary Time (Proper 19)
Exodus 14:19–31, Psalm 114, Romans 14:1–12, Matthew 18:21–35/18:21–34 IV

21 Live the Gospel
Heritage Day
Ordinary Time (Proper 20)
Exodus 16:2–15; Psalm 105:1–6, 37–45; Philippians 1:21–30/1:22–30 IV; Matthew 20:1–16/20:1–15 IV

28 Be of One Mind and Heart
Ordinary Time (Proper 21)
Exodus 17:1–7; Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16; Philippians 2:1–13; Matthew 21:23–32/21:21–32 IV


OCTOBER 2014
5 Produce Fruits of the Kingdom
Ordinary Time (Proper 22)
Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b–14; Matthew 21:33–46/21:35–49 IV

12 Invite All to Christ
Ordinary Time (Proper 23)
Exodus 32:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14

19 Consider What Is God’s
Children’s Sabbath
Ordinary Time (Proper 24)
Exodus 33:12–23, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10, Matthew 22:15–22

26 Commanded to Love
Ordinary Time (Proper 25)
Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46/22:33–44 IV


NOVEMBER 2014
2 Make Me a Servant
Ordinary Time (Proper 26)
Joshua 3:7–17; Psalm 107:1–7, 33–37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9–13; Matthew 23:1–12/23:1–9 IV

9 Be Ready
Ordinary Time (Proper 27)
Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25; Psalm 78:1–7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13/25:1–12 IV

16 Make Responsible Choices
Ordinary Time (Proper 28)
Judges 4:1–7, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, Matthew 25:14–30/25:14–31 IV

23 When Did We See You?
Ordinary Time (Proper 29)
Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15–23; Matthew 25:31–46/25:32–47 IV