Spring Lectionary

WORSHIP SONGS 2019

SPRING WORSHIP PLANNING GUIDE Lectionary C (February–July 2019)

FEBRUARY 2019

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
3

Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
Themes: God calls Jeremiah to be His prophet; The psalmist praises God as his refuge and fortress; Faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love; Jesus is rejected at Nazareth after He declares that He is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy.

Suggested Anthems: Be the Love of Christ (Thornhill/Showalter) 35032338 • How Lovely (Martin) 00274580 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35032215, 35031837 • O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer (Stiff/arr. Grassi) 00280152 • Prayer of Being (Leavitt) 00283909, 00283910 • Remember Love (Martin/Nix) 35032354

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
10
Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
Themes: God calls Isaiah to be His prophet; The psalmist praises God for His steadfast love of the lowly; Paul preaches the resurrection of Christ; Jesus calls the first disciples to become fishers of men.

Suggested Anthems: Eternal God (Dengler/Dengler) 35032342 • Go Bear the Savior’s Name (Mock/Büda) 35032441 • Holy! (Berry) 35032347 • I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe/arr. Angerman) 35032349 • The Lord Is My Light ((Martin/Martin/Nix) 00249946 • Speak the Name (Dacus/Lloyd/Sorenson) 00285899 • We Will Share Your Love, O Lord! (Besig/Price) 35032399

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
17

Scriptures: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26
Themes: Those who turn from God will languish like shrubs in the wilderness but those who trust in God will flourish like trees planted by water; Those who delight in the Lord will prosper, but the wicked will perish; Life in Christ is only possible through His resurrection; Jesus delivers the sermon of the Beatitudes.

Suggested Anthems: As One Who Knows the Light (Martin/Nix) 35032278 • For the Cause (Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Koerts) 35032190 • I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe/arr.Angerman) 35032349 • Resurrection Power (Tomlin/arr. Hogan) 00278895 • Speak the Name (Dacus/Lloyd/Sorenson) 00285899 • You Are the Vine (Martin) 35032476, 35026352

 

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
24

Scriptures: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38
Themes: Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and promises to provide for them and their father; Wait patiently on the Lord for He will give the desires of our hearts; Unless the physical body perishes, it cannot be raised as a spiritual body at the resurrection; Jesus commands His followers to love those who hate them, to be merciful and forgiving.

Suggested Anthems: Be the Love of Christ (Thornhill/Showalter) 35032338 • Creation’s Cathedral (Myers/Raney) 35032437 • A Great Day in Gloryland (Drennan) 35032214, 35008488 • My Way Is Not His Way (Hannibal/Hannibal/arr. McDonald) 35032227 • The Table of Peace (Furman/Hannibal/arr. Nordmeyer) 00280284 • When We Pray (Berry) 35032359

MARCH

Transfiguration Sunday
3

Scriptures: Exodus 34:29-34; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43 Themes: Moses’ face shines after speaking with God; Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to Israel; There is hope in the New Covenant and we do not put on a veil as Moses did, but it is lifted when we come to Christ; Peter, John, and James see Jesus appear in all of His glory with Moses and Elijah on the mountain.

Suggested Anthems: Days of Elijah (Mark/arr. Martin/Angerman) 35032438 • Freedom Songs (arr. Purifoy) 00285973 • God Will Rejoice Over You (Martin/Barrett) 35032348 • Holy Spirit, Come (Crane/Nolan) 35032446 • We Will Share Your Love, O Lord! (Besig/Price) 35032399

Ash Wednesday
6

Scriptures: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Themes: Blow the trumpet in Zion, for the day of the Lord is coming; The psalmist prays for forgiveness of sins, a new heart, a steadfast spirit, and joy in God’s salvation; Paul details the many hardships he works through as an ambassador for Christ; Jesus teaches the people how to give to the needy, pray, and fast, and He encourages them to store up for themselves treasures in heaven.

Suggested Anthems: Create in Me (Dover/arr. Martin) 00284703 • Jesus in the Wilderness (Mabry) 35032452 • A Lenten Response (Sorenson) 35032356 • Remember Love (Martin/Nix) 35032354 • With a Pure Heart (Stewart/Purifoy) 35032508

First Sunday in Lent
10

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 Themes: Moses commands the people to give the Lord a first fruits offering and a prayer of confession; Believers shall dwell in the shadow of the Almighty; If we confess with our mouth and believe with our heart, we will be saved; Jesus is tempted by the devil in the wilderness.

Suggested Anthems: Freedom Songs (arr. Purifoy) 00285973 • Jesus in the Wilderness (Mabry) 35032452 • A Lenten Response (Sorenson) 35032356 • Lonesome Valley/We Shall Walk (arr. Mabry/Schwarz) 35032453 • O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Watts/Miller) 00277399

 

Second Sunday in Lent
17

Scriptures: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35 Themes: The Lord makes a covenant with Abraham and promises him descendants that outnumber the stars; Because the Lord is our light and my salvation, whom shall we fear?; Our citizenship is in heaven; Jesus mourns for Jerusalem.

Suggested Anthems: All Things (York/Raney) 35032336 • Almost A Cappella (arr. Winkler) 35032335 • Goodbye, World, Goodbye (Lister/arr. Christopher) 00284716 • He Will Hold Me Fast (Habershon/Merker/arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35032215, 35031837 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin/Martin/Nix) 00249946

Third Sunday in Lent
24

Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
Themes: All who are thirsty will be filled and everyone who seeks the Lord will find Him; The psalmist longs for the Lord, whose hand upholds him; The Lord says that His ways and thoughts are higher than the earth; Jesus teaches the parable of the fig tree that is cut down because it did not bear fruit.

Suggested Anthems: As the Deer (Nystrom/arr. Fettke) 35032500 • Hear Our Prayer (Cooper/Judd/arr. Sorenson) 35032444 • How Lovely (Martin) 00274580 • My Way Is Not His Way (Hannibal/Hannibal/arr. McDonald) 35032227 • Prayer of Being (Leavitt) 000283909, 00283910

Fourth Sunday in Lent
31

Scriptures: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Themes: After Joshua circumcises all of Israel, they observe the Passover while camped at Gilgal and eat the last of the manna provided by God; Blessed is the man who is forgiven; Anyone who is in Christ is a new creature; The shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the one that is lost.

Suggested Anthems: Come to the Table (Sidewalk Prophets/arr. Angerman) 00284659 • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (arr. Drennan) 35032246 • Sing Your Way Home (Martin) 00280274, 35027949 • With a Pure Heart (Stewart/Purifoy) 35032508 • Write Your Truth Upon My Heart (Mock/Nolan) 35032456

APRIL

Fifth Sunday in Lent
7

Scriptures: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8
Themes: God delivered the Israelites in the past but He has even greater plans for their future; A psalm of thanksgiving for Israel’s deliverance from captivity; Paul counts all gain to him as loss compared to knowing Jesus; Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with costly perfume and wipes them with her hair.

Suggested Anthems: Call You By Name (Sorenson) 35032341 • He Will Hold Me Fast (Habershon/Merker/arr. Koerts) 35031821 • A Lenten Response (Sorenson) 35032356 • Sing Your Way Home (Martin) 00280274, 35027949 • The Table of Peace (Furman/Hannibal/arr. Nordmeyer) 00280284 • Walk Humbly with Your God (Paige) 35032474, 35032475

Palm Sunday/Liturgy of the Passion
14

Scriptures: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 19:28-40 Themes: Jesus is obedient despite those who beat and mock Him; Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; Jesus took the form of a servant and humbled Himself to the point of death on the cross but God exalted Him, and one day every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord; Jesus is offered sour wine while hanging on the cross and is buried in a borrowed tomb.

Suggested Anthems: Anthem of Joy (Purcell/arr. Liebergen) 00284669 • A Celtic Hosanna (arr. Martin) 35032431 • The Cross Was His To Bear (Stratton/Drennan) 35032501 • The Garden Call (Martin/Nix) 35032447 • A Hosanna Processional (Crane/Thornhill/arr. Nordmeyer) 35032523 • Is He Worthy? (Peterson/Shive/arr. Sorenson) 00279002 • Let All the World Rejoice and Sing (Martin) 35032351 • Steal Away (arr. Leavitt) 00280064, 00280082 • A Tree Once Stood (Martin) 35032428 • Triptych for Holy Week (Stewart/Purifoy) 00138310

Maundy Thursday
18

Scriptures: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Themes: The Lord institutes the Passover; The psalmist will call upon the name of the Lord and fulfill the vows he made to Him; The observance of the Lord’s Supper; Jesus sets an example for His disciples by washing their feet.

Suggested Anthems: The Garden Call (Martin/Nix) 35032447 • A Gathering of Grace (Nolan) 35032524 • Lonesome Valley/We Shall Walk (arr. Mabry/Schwarz) 35032453 • Matchless Grace (Elsey/arr. Taylor) 35032454 • Portraits in Grace (Martin) 35031857 • Remember Love (Martin/Nix) 35032354 • Triptych for Holy Week (Stewart/Purifoy) 00138310 • We Come in Wonder (Showalter/arr. Paige) 35032216

 

Good Friday
19

Scriptures: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
Themes: Jesus took up our pain and bore our sorrows, and His suffering and glorification are described; The psalmist wonders whether God has forsaken him; Believers are exhorted to draw near to God with a sincere heart and in full assurance of faith; Jesus is arrested and Peter denies Christ for the first time.

Suggested Anthems: And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • The Centurion’s Song (Rush/arr. Nolan) 00284704 • Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain (Montgomery/Nix) 00284650 • The Cross Was His To Bear (Stratton/Drennan) 35032501 • Festival of Faith (Martin) 35032412 • A Gathering Place (Nolan) 35032524 • The Greatest Truth (McCartha) 35032442 • It Is Finished, Tetelestai (Mock/Watts/Greig/Parry/arr. López) 35032451 • Lonesome Valley/We Shall Walk (arr. Mabry/Schwarz) 35032453 • Love Unknown (Crossman/Leavitt) 00286624 • Portraits in Grace (Martin) 35031857 • Steal Away (arr. Leavitt) 00280064, 00280082 • A Tree Once Stood (Martin) 35032428 • Triptych for Holy Week (Stewart/Purifoy) 00138310 • We Come in Wonder (Showalter/arr. Paige) 35032216 • What a Savior (Bible/Fettke) 35032522

Easter Sunday
21

Scriptures: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 Themes: The Lord does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation the people who fear Him; Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His love endures forever; As all die in Adam, all are made alive in Christ; Peter and a fellow disciple find the tomb of Jesus empty and, later, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene.

Suggested Anthems: Alleluia! Christ Is Risen! (Paige) 00280047 • Anthem of Joy (Purcell/arr. Liebergen) 00284669 • The Bells of Easter (arr. Nix) 35032436 • An Easter Proclamation (Vivaldi/arr. Fettke) 35032502 • Festival of Faith (Martin) 35032412 • Go, Mary, Go! (Barrett/Angerman) 00284709 • Happy Day (Hughes/arr. Hogan) 00284662 • In the Name of the Father (Sorenson) 35032448 • Let All the World Rejoice and Sing (Martin) 35032351 • O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer (Stiff/arr. Grassi) 00280152 • Procession of the Living Cross (Paige) 35032353 • Resurrection Power (Tomlin/arr. Hogan) 00278895

Second Sunday of Easter
28

Scriptures: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31
Themes: The apostles are put on trial for preaching; A psalm of thanksgiving and praise; The Lord God is the Alpha and Omega; The resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples and Thomas sees His hands and side and believes.

Suggested Anthems: Awake a Joyful Song (Ware) 35032434 • Creation Praise! (Mock/Harris) 00284708 • Days of Elijah (Mark/arr. Martin/Angerman) 35032438 • Festival of Faith (Martin) 35032412 • Grace to You and Peace (Dengler/Dengler) 35032213 • A Great Day in Gloryland (Drennan) 35032214, 35008488 • Let All the World Rejoice and Sing (Martin) 35032351 • Speak the Name (Darcus/Lloyd/Sorenson) 00285899

MAY

Third Sunday of Easter
5

Scriptures: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19
Themes: Jesus appears to Saul on the road to Damascus; A psalm giving thanks for deliverance from death; The angels around the throne of God sing “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain;” Jesus appears to seven disciples as they fish and He tells them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat.

Suggested Anthems: Before the Throne (Shoemake/arr. Schinske) 35032339 • Fanfare and Concertato on “It Is Well with My Soul” (arr.Nix/Paige) 35032343 • Grace to You and Peace (Dengler/Dengler) 35032213 • I Sing the Mighty Power of God (arr. Nichols) 35032361 • Is He Worthy? (Peterson/Shive/arr. Sorenson) 00279002

Fourth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day
12

Scriptures: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30
Themes: Peter performs a miracle and raises Dorcas from the dead; The Lord is the good shepherd who takes care of His sheep; A great multitude from every tribe and nation serve at the throne of Jesus and Jesus is their shepherd who washes away all of their tears; Jesus declares that His sheep know His voice and He knows them.

Suggested Anthems: Awake a Joyful Song (Ware) 35032434 • God Will Rejoice Over You (Martin/Barrett) 35032348 • Goodbye, World, Goodbye (Lister/arr. Christopher) 00284716 • Great Day in Gloryland (Drennan) 35032214, 35008488 • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (arr. Drennan) 35032246 • One Day (Redman/Redman/Jarman/arr. Sorenson) 00274515 • The Table of Peace (Hannibal/Furman/arr. Nordmeyer) 00280284 • Tune My Heart To Sing Thy Grace (arr. Leavitt) 00284384

Fifth Sunday of Easter
19

Scriptures: Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35
Themes: Peter explains that the Gentiles are included in God’s gift of life through salvation; Every creation in heaven and earth praises the Lord; John sees a new heaven and a new earth, the holy city Jerusalem; Jesus announces that He will depart soon and He gives a new commandment to love one another which is how men will know that they are His disciples.

Suggested Anthems: As One Who Knows the Light (Martin/Nix) 35032278 • Awake a Joyful Song (Ware) 35032434 • Creation Praise! (Mock/Harris) 00284708 • Creation’s Cathedral (Myers/Raney) 35032437 • Holy! (Berry) 35032347 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • Oh, How Good It Is (Getty/Getty/Townend/Holmes/arr. Christopher) 00278925 • One Day (Redman/Redman/Jarman/arr. Sorenson) 00274515 • To The Maker, Alleluia! (Stewart/Foley) 35032507

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Memorial Day
26

Scriptures: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29
Themes: After Paul has a vision, he travels to Macedonia to spread the Gospel; Let the people praise God; John’s vision of heaven; Jesus says those who love Him will keep His commandments.

Suggested Anthems: Almost A Cappella (arr. Winkler) 35032335 • Creation Praise! (Mock/Harris) 00284708 • God Bless America® (Berlin/arr. Martin) 35032360, 35028628, 35029387 • God of Our Fathers (arr. McDonald) 35031843 • Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller/Jackson/arr. Christopher) 00281286, 08754418, 08754419, 08754420 • One Day (Redman/Redman/Jarman/arr. Sorenson) 00274515

Ascension of the Lord
30

Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53
Themes: Before He is taken up to heaven, Jesus declares that the disciples will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and they shall be His witnesses unto the ends of the earth; Clap your hands, shout to God, and sing praises, for He is the King of all the earth; Paul gives thanks for the believers in Ephesus and prays on their behalf; The ascension of Jesus is described.

Suggested Anthems: Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (Roseberry/arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Go Bear the Savior’s Name (Mock/Büda) 35032441 • King of My Heart (McMillan/McMillan/arr. Sorenson) 00280086 • Let All Men Sing (Christopher) 08703182 • Let All the World Rejoice and Sing (Martin) 35032351 • Let Us All Sing (Christopher) 00275248 • Sing Praise! Sing Glory (Metzger) 35032168 • Sing Your Joyous Praise! (Larson) 00274555 • What a Savior (Bible/Fettke) 35032522 • Worthy Praise (Fair/Barrett) 35032217

JUNE

Seventh Sunday of Easter
2

Scriptures: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26 Themes: Paul and Silas are imprisoned but pray and sing hymns; Jesus reigns over all of heaven and earth; Jesus is coming soon and will reward those who have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb; Jesus prays that believers will be one as He is one with the Father so that the world may believe.

Suggested Anthems: Before the Throne (Shoemake/arr. Schinske) 35032339 • Come to the Table (Sidewalk Prophets/arr. Angerman) 00284659 • The Garden Call (Martin/Nix) 35032447 • Happy Day (Hughes/arr. Hogan) 00284662 • Let All Men Sing (Christopher) 08703182 • Let Us All Sing (Christopher) 00275248 • Lonesome Valley/We Shall Walk (arr. Mabry/Schwarz) 35032453 • Oh, How Good It Is (Getty/Townend/Holmes/arr. Christopher) 00278925 • One (York/Hayes) 35032455 • Speak the Name (Dacus/Lloyd/Sorenson/arr. Sorenson) 00285899

Day of Pentecost
9

Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:3-17 (25-27) Themes: The Holy Spirit comes and the crowd hears the preaching each in their own tongue; A psalm praising God as Creator; All who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God; Jesus tells the disciples that He is going to prepare heaven for them and that He will send the Holy Spirit to comfort them.

Suggested Anthems: A Breathing Place (Martin/Sorenson) 00284641 • Call You By Name (Sorenson) 35032341 • Holy Spirit, Come (Crane/Nolan) 35032446 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35032215, 35031837 • Sing Your Way Home (Martin) 00280274, 35027949 • Song of Faith (Martin) 35031368 • Source of Music (York/Purifoy/Johnson/Kaiser) 00274964 • Tune My Heart To Sing Thy Grace (arr. Leavitt) 00284384

Trinity Sunday/Father’s Day
16

Scriptures: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
Themes: A proverb about wisdom; What is man that God takes notice of him?; We are justified through faith and know that tribulation brings about perseverance, character, and hope; The Holy Spirit will come and guide us in the truth.

Suggested Anthems: As One Who Knows the Light (Martin/Nix) 35032278 • A Breathing Place (Martin/Sorenson) 00284641 • Holy! (Berry) 35032347 • In the Name of the Father (Sorenson) 35032448 • King of My Heart (McMillan/McMillan/arr. Sorenson) 00280086 • O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Watts/Miller) 00277399 • One (York/Hayes) 35032455 • Psalm 45 (Sorenson) 00279969 • Song of Faith (Martin) 35031368 • To the Maker, Alleluia! (Stewart/Foley) 35032507 • Write Your Truth Upon My Heart (Mock/Nolan) 35032456

Second Sunday after Pentecost
23

Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7), 8-15a; Psalm 42-43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 Themes: Elijah flees from Jezebel and an angel ministers to him in the wilderness; As the deer pants for the water, the psalmist thirsts for God; There is neither Jew nor Greek, we are all heirs with Christ; Demons are cast into a herd of swine.

Suggested Anthems: As the Deer (Nystrom/arr. Fettke) 35032500 • Eternal God (Dengler/Dengler) 35032342 • Fanfare and Concertato on “It Is Well with My Soul” (arr. Nix/Paige) 35032343 • The Greatest Truth (McCartha) 35032442 • Our Souls Rest in You (Myers/Strack/arr. Nix) 00284713 • Sing Praise! Sing Glory! (Metzger) 35032168

Third Sunday after Pentecost
30

Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Themes: Elijah anoints Hazael and Elisha to help him destroy Baal worship; The psalmist testifies to God’s goodness throughout his life; Live by the Spirit whose fruit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; Jesus points out that the cost of following Him is the willingness to leave home and family behind.

Suggested Anthems: Almost A Cappella (arr. Winkler) 35032335 • Come to the Table (Sidewalk Prophets/arr. Angerman) 00284659 • For the Cause (Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Koerts) 35032190 • He Is My Savior, He Is My Friend (Besig/Price) 35032398 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller/Jackson/arr. Christopher) 00281286, 08754418, 08754419, 08754420 • Oh, How Good It Is (Getty/Getty/Townend/Holmes/arr. Christopher) 00278925 • Source of Music (York/Purifoy/Johnson/Kaiser) 00274964 • Walk Humbly with Your God (Page) 35032474, 35032475 • Worthy Praise (Fair/Barrett) 35032217 • You Are the Vine (Martin) 35032476, 35026352

JULY

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
7

Scriptures: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Themes: Naaman is healed from leprosy; God turns the psalmist’s mourning into dancing; Believers are to carry each other’s burdens, thereby fulfilling the law of Christ; Jesus sends out the seventy-two.

Suggested Anthems: And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Let All Men Sing (Christopher) 08703182 • Let Us All Sing (Christopher) 00275248 • Sing Praise! Sing Glory! (Watts/Hankey/Wesley/Metzger) 35032168 • Sing Your Joyous Praise! (Larson) 00274555

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
14

Scriptures: Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 20:25-37
Themes: Amos is raised as a prophet to the king; Believers are to defend the fatherless and uphold the needy and oppressed; Paul prays for the believers in Colossae; The parable of the good Samaritan.

Suggested Anthems: Go Bear the Savior’s Name (Mock/Büda) 35032441 • Grace to You and Peace (Dengler/Dengler) 35032213 • The Greatest Truth (McCartha) 35032442 • I Sing the Mighty Power of God (arr. Nichols) 35032361 • Worthy Praise (Fair/Barrett) 35032217

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
21

Scriptures: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 2:15-28; Luke 10:38-42
Themes: The Lord warns Israel of His coming wrath; The psalmist warns against hypocrisy, and places his hope in the Lord; All things have been created through the Son, and He reconciles all things through His death on the cross; Jesus encourages Martha not to worry.

Suggested Anthems: All Things (York/Raney) 35032336 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (Roseberry/arr. Nolan) 00248928 • He Is My Savior, He Is My Friend (Besig/Price) 35032398 • Matchless Grace (Elsey/arr. Taylor) 35032454 • Our Souls Rest in You (Myers/Strack/arr. Nix) 00284713 • Psalm 45 (Sorenson) 00279969

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
28

Scriptures: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13
Themes: Hosea marries Gomer, the promiscuous woman; The people plead for God to restore them and grant to them His salvation; Believers are to make sure no one takes them captive according to hollow philosophy; Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray.

Suggested Anthems: The Cross Was His To Bear (Stratton/Drennan) 35032501 • The Greatest Truth (McCartha) 35032442 • Hear Our Prayer (Cooper/Judd/arr. Sorenson) 35032444 • How Lovely (Martin) 00274580 • When We Pray (Berry) 35032359

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LECTIONARY B (beginning August 5, 2018)

AUGUST 2018

 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

5

Scriptures: II Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35

Themes: The prophet Nathan confronts David with his sin; The psalmist prays that God will cleanse him from sin and restore the joy of his salvation; There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, therefore live a lives worthy of your calling, growing together as one body; Jesus is the bread of life and all who come to Him will never hunger again.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Come to the Table (Metzger) 35032176 • The Great Cloud (Martin) 35032250 • Hymns of Hope, Songs of Faith (arr. Martin) 35032089 • In the Wonder of His Grace (Rush/arr. Stevens) 35032178 • So Be It (Sorenson) 35032199

 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

12

Scriptures: II Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51

Themes: David mourns the death of his son Absalom; The psalmist cries for mercy and forgiveness, putting his hope in the Lord’s unfailing love and redemption; Live a life full of love and compassion, as Christ loved and forgave; Whoever eats of the living bread will live forever.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Come to the Table (Metzger) 35032176 • In the Wonder of His Grace (Rush/arr. Stevens) 35032178

 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

19

Scriptures: I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

Themes: God grants Solomon’s request for wisdom and promises to bless him with wealth, honor, and a long life as long as he is faithful to obey His commandments; The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; Live wisely, filled with the Spirit, always remembering to give thanks to God; All who partake of the blood of Christ will have eternal life and will be raised up at the resurrection.

Suggested Anthems: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice (Luther/Martin) 35032143 • The Music of Ministry (Martin) 35032152 • A Sending Forth (Alstrom/arr. Nordmeyer) 35032169

 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

26

Scriptures: I Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

Themes: In Solomon’s prayer of dedication for the temple, he asks that God hear the prayers of His people and grant them forgiveness; The psalmist yearns to be in the house of the Lord, who is his shield; Put on the armor of God, praying always, so that you may be strong against evil; Whoever partakes in the body and blood of Christ remains in Him, and He in them.

Suggested Anthems: Bring Us Near (Peck/Wilkinson/arr. Kingsmore) 00249877 • O Church, Arise (Tomlin/Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Martin) 00269147 • Of Faith and Freedom (Stewart/Martin) 35032222 • Silent Amen (York/Schwoebel) 35032171

 

 SEPTEMBER

 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

2

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

Themes: The winter is past and, with the appearance of spring, the time for singing has come; God loves righteousness but despises wickedness; Do not merely listen to the word, but do what it says, living the righteous life that God desires; It is the inside of a person, the heart, that determines whether a person is clean or unclean.

Suggested Anthems: A Benediction of Peace (Sorenson) 00274509 • The Lord Is My Salvation (Getty/Getty/Nockels/Myrin/arr. Sterling) 00267650 • Sing Alleluia, Sing (Knowles) 41719013 • Where Your Treasures Are (Choplin) 35032153 • Wonderful Words of Life (Bliss/arr. Christopher) 00274431 • Your Mercy Washes Over Me (Bedford/arr. Nix) 35032150

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9

Scriptures: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37

Themes: A good name is more precious than wealth and those who are generous will be blessed by God; The Lord surrounds His people, therefore those who trust in Him cannot be shaken but will endure forever; Love your neighbor as yourself, showing favoritism to none and mercy over judgment, for faith without action is dead; Christ heals a deaf man and a child possessed by a demon.

Suggested Anthems: Our Refuge and Strength (Martin) 35032090 • Ubi Caritas (arr. Purifoy) 35032183 • We Will Live To Serve Our Savior (Price/Besig) 350321880

 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

16

Scriptures: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

Themes: Those who reject wisdom will meet disaster but all who acknowledge her ways will dwell in safety; The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands; Control the tongue, using it to praise God rather than to curse others; Anyone who wants to follow Christ must first deny himself and take up his cross.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Worship God (Williams/Martin) 35032128 • Psalm 24 (Sorenson) 00268548 • We Will Live To Serve Our Savior (Price/Besig) 350321880

 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

23

Scriptures: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

Themes: The woman of noble character is to be praised and called blessed by her family; Whoever delights in the law of the Lord is like a tree planted by water for the Lord will watch over him; Live a life of wisdom by being pure, peaceful, considerate, submissive, merciful, impartial, and sincere; Whoever wants to be first must be willing to be the least, and whoever welcomes a little child in His name, welcomes both Christ and His Father.

Suggested Anthems: A Legacy of Love (Berry) 35031918 • My Song for Life (Choplin) 35032181 • One Bright Word of Peace (Stewart/Purifoy) 35032173 • Prayer of Devotion (Andrewes/Dengler) 00268079 • Sacred Waters (Martin) 35032091

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

30

Scriptures: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

Themes: The Feast of Purim is instituted to observe the Jews’ deliverance from Haman’s plot to destroy them, and to celebrate the turning of their mourning into joy; The psalmist praises the Lord for saving him from the enemy; The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective; God will judge those who cause another to sin.

Suggested Anthems: Fanfare and Concertato on “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (arr. Nix/Paige) 35032208 • Jesus, Full of Grace (Elsey/Sterling) 35032179 • The Lord Is My Salvation (Getty/Getty/Nockels/Myrin/arr. Sterling) 00267650 • Prayer of Devotion (Andrewes/Dengler) 00268079 • Rescuer (Hastings/Fowler/Llewellyn/Gilkeson/arr. Angerman) 00274538 • Silent Amen (York/Schwoebel) 35032171

 

 OCTOBER

 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

7

Scriptures: Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

Themes: God allows Satan to test His servant Job; The psalmist asks God to examine his heart and mind and, finding him righteous, to vindicate him against his enemies; God speaks to His children through His Son as He spoke through the prophets in the past; Unless you become as a little child, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Suggested Anthems: Elijah Rock (arr. Kerrick) 35032148 • The Lion and the Lamb (Brown/Johnson/Mooring/arr. Sorenson) 00268721 • My Song for Life (Choplin) 35032181

 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

14

Scriptures: Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Themes: Despite his inability to find God’s presence, Job declares his continuing faith in Him; The psalmist prays for deliverance from his enemies in this Messianic psalm foreshadowing the crucifixion; Christ, who was tempted in every way yet remained without sin, is a sympathetic and merciful judge; Those who suffer and sacrifice to follow Christ will be rewarded in the next life.

Suggested Anthems: Just As I Am (Elliott/Bradbury/arr. Martin/Nix) 35032260 • Rescuer (Hastings/Fowler/Llewellyn/Gilkeson/arr. Angerman) 00274538 • Your Mercy Washes Over Me (Bedford/arr. Nix) 35032150

 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

21

Scriptures: Job 38:1-7, (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

Themes: God recounts his creation of the earth and his power to send rain and food for the animals; Praise the Creator, clothed in splendor and majesty, for He commands the heavens, the earth, and the waters; Christ, who was obedient in suffering, is the source of eternal salvation for all; Whoever wishes to be great must be willing to become a servant as Christ came to serve others and gave His life for all.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Worship God (Williams/Martin) 35032128 • Dakota Hymn (Renville/arr. Sorenson) 35032188 • O Church, Arise (Tomlin/Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Martin) 00269147 • Sacred Waters (Martin) 35032091 • Sing a Joyful Song (Crocker) 00268047

 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

28

Scriptures: Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

Themes: Job repents and God makes him prosperous once again; Taste and see that the Lord is good, for He delivers his people from all fear and is worthy of praise; Christ, the high priest, offered Himself as the permanent sacrifice for sin, pure and blameless; Jesus heals a blind man.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Come to the Table (Metzger) 35032176 • A Firm Foundation (arr. Leavitt) 00265056 • Jesus, Full of Grace (Elsey/Sterling) 35032179 • Let Hope Arise (Eggleston) 35032172 • The Lord of Harvest (Monsell/arr. Leavitt) 00253986

 

 NOVEMBER

 All Saints Day

1

Scriptures: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

Themes: The people rejoice in God and their salvation for He will remove their disgrace, wipe away all their tears, and swallow death forever; The earth and all who live in it belong to the Lord, the strong and mighty King of glory; In heaven, there will be no more death, sorrow, or pain and God’s people will dwell with Him for eternity; Jesus raises Lazarus from the grave.

Suggested Anthems: Bound for the Promised Land (arr. Leavitt) 00248982 • Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice (Luther/Martin) 35032143 • The Great Cloud (Martin) 35032250 • A Legacy of Love (Berry) 35031918 • Of Faith and Freedom (Stewart/Martin) 35032222 • One Day (Redman/Redman/Jarman/arr. Sorenson)) 00274515 • Psalm 24 (Sorenson) 00268548 • Train for Jubilee (Martin) 00268309 • Ubi Caritas (arr. Purifoy) 35032183

 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

4

Scriptures: Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34

Themes: Ruth refuses to leave Naomi and takes her country, people, and God as her own; Trust in God rather than men, for He upholds the hungry, prisoners, strangers, fatherless, widows, and all who are oppressed; Christ offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin; The greatest commandments are to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Suggested Anthems: Let Hope Arise (Eggleston) 35032172 • Rescuer (Hastings/Fowler/Llewellyn/Gilkeson/arr. Angerman) 00274538 • Ubi Caritas (arr. Purifoy) 35032183

 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

11

Scriptures: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Themes: Boaz marries Ruth, through whom the lineage of Jesus is traced; All gifts come from God and are not the result of human toil and striving; Christ sacrificed Himself once for all sin, purchasing salvation for all who come to Him; Jesus commends the widow’s offering which, though meager, was all that she possessed.

Suggested Anthems: A Celtic Song of Thanks (Hannibal/arr. Nolan) 00269083 • The Lord of the Harvest (Monsell/arr. Leavitt) 00253986 • The Lord Is My Salvation (Getty/Getty/Nockels/Myrin/arr. Sterling) 00267650

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

18

Scriptures: I Samuel 1:4-20; I Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13:1-8

Themes: God answers Hannah’s prayer with the birth of her son, Samuel; God humbles and exalts according to a person’s deeds; Hold unswervingly to hope for God is faithful to keep His promises; Jesus warns against false prophets and false signs of the end days.

Suggested Anthems: Bound for the Promised Land (arr. Leavitt) 00248982 • Make Room (Hall/Maher/arr. Angerman) 00274492 • Our Refuge and Strength (Martin) 35032090 • Train for Jubilee (Martin) 00268309

 Thanksgiving Day

22

Scriptures: Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126; I Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33

Themes: Rejoice, for God brings feast out of famine and rewards the earth with rain, fruit, grain, and wine; Those who sow in sorrow will reap with songs of joy for the Lord will restore them; Just as there is one God, there is one mediator between God and man, Christ who gave Himself for all; Seek the kingdom of God rather than worrying about your life, for God knows your needs.

Suggested Anthems: A Celtic Song of Thanks (Hannibal/arr. Nolan) 00269083 • Christmas Bringeth Jesus (Rossetti/Nix) 00268272 • Dakota Hymn (Renville/arr. Sorenson) 35032188 • The Lord of Harvest (Monsell/arr. Leavitt) 00253986 • O Church, Arise (Tomlin/Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Martin) 00269147 • Old Church Choir (Williams/Wedgeworth/Hulse/arr. Barrett) 00269161 • So Be It (Sorenson) 35032199 • A Thanksgiving Gathering (arr. Graham) 35032225

 Twenty-Seventh Sunday (Last Sunday) after Pentecost/Christ the King

25

Scriptures: II Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37

Themes: The righteous ruler is secure in God’s covenant with him, but the evil are cast aside as thorns; The Lord promises the psalmist that his descendant will remain on the throne as long as his sons keep their covenant with Him; To Christ be glory and power for ever and ever; Pilate questions Jesus.

Suggested Anthems: Come, Worship God (Williams/Martin) 35032128 • Hymns of Hope, Songs of Faith (arr. Martin) 35032089 • In the Great Triumphant Morning (Winslett/arr. Pethel) 00274196 • The Lion and the Lamb (Brown/Johnson/Mooring/arr. Sorenson) 00268721 • O Church, Arise (Tomlin/Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Martin) 00269147 • Of Faith and Freedom (Stewart/Martin) 35032222 • People of Praise, Rejoice! (Martin/Nix) 35032186

 

LECTIONARY C (beginning December 2, 2018)

 DECEMBER

 First Sunday of Advent

2

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

Themes: God promises that a Righteous Branch will spring from David’s line, bringing justice and salvation to Israel; The Lord is loving and faithful to those who keep His commandments; Timothy prays that the Thessalonians will remain blameless and holy; Jesus promises the disciples that they will eat and drink at His table in the kingdom to come.

Suggested Anthems: Advent Fanfare (Furman/arr. Larson) 00274041 • An Advent Acclamation (Thornhill/arr. Nordmeyer) 35032140 • As We Prepare for Jesus’ Birth (Peterson/McCartha) 35032154 • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Wesley/Robertson/arr. Sorenson) 00274540 • In the Great Triumphant Morning (Winslett/arr. Pethel) 00274196 • Messiah (Pardo/Battistelli/Reed/arr. Sorenson) 00269138 • Prepare, Make Room (Schwarz/Barrett) 35032184 • A Winter’s Song (Martin) 35032125

 Second Sunday of Advent

9

Scriptures: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Themes: Those who desire the Lord’s coming must have pure hearts for He will be like a refiner’s fire to His people; Zechariah praises God for John the Baptist, who will prepare the way for the Messiah; Christ, who began a good work in us, will carry it to completion until His return; John the Baptist prepares the way for the Messiah.

Suggested Anthems: Advent Fanfare (Furman/arr. Larson) 00274041 • Every Valley (Purifoy) 00274043 • He Comes to Us in Darkness (Stewart/Lantz) 35032177 • The Lion and the Lamb (Brown/Johnson/Mooring/arr. Sorenson) 00268721 • Prepare, Make Room (Schwarz/Barrett) 35032184

Third Sunday of Advent

16

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

Themes: Sing and rejoice, for the Lord has come to rescue His people and restore them to Himself; Sing to the Lord with thanks and proclaim His deeds among the nations; Set your thoughts on what is noble, right, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy; John the Baptist declares that the Messiah will baptize with the Holy Spirit, while he baptizes with water.

Suggested Anthems: An Advent Acclamation (Thornhill/arr. Nordmeyer) 35032140 • Every Valley (Purifoy) 00274043 • The Lord Is My Salvation (Getty/Getty/Nockels/Myrin/arr. Sterling) 00267650 • Prepare, Make Room (Schwarz/Barrett) 35032184 • Sing Alleluia, Sing (Knowles) 41719013 • So Be It (Sorenson) 35032199

 Fourth Sunday of Advent

23

Scriptures: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Themes: Out of Bethlehem will come the ruler of Israel, who will shepherd His flock and be their peace; Mary glorifies God for showing favor upon her and choosing her to bear His Son; We are made holy through the sacrifice of Christ, who came into the world to do His Father’s will; Elizabeth recognizes that Mary’s child is the Son of God.

Suggested Anthems: As We Prepare for Jesus’ Birth (Peterson/McCartha) 35032154 • Bring Us Near (Peck/Wilkinson/arr. Kingsmore) 00249877 • A Carol of Peace (Frombach/Drennan) 35032166 • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Wesley/Robertson/arr. Sorenson) 00274540 • Follow That Star (Stewart/Nix) 00268076 • Make Room (Hall/Maher/arr. Angerman) 00274492 • Messiah (Pardo/Battistelli/Reed/arr. Sorenson) 00269138 • One Bright Word of Peace (Stewart/Purifoy) 35032173 • Somewhere in Your Silent Night (West/Herms/Hall/arr. Martin) 00268273 • A Winter’s Song (Martin) 35032125

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

24-25

Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)

Themes: The Light of the world dawns on the people living in darkness; The psalmist calls all nations to praise the Lord, the one God, who comes to judge with righteousness and truth; The grace of God appears in the form of Jesus Christ, teaching us to live upright lives until He comes again; Jesus is born in Bethlehem, and the angels announce His birth to the shepherds.

Suggested Anthems: Alleluia to the Newborn King (Williams/Litton) 35032170 • Angel Song (Mock/Paige) 00274491 • Child of Promise (Martin/Mock) 35032205 • Children, Go Tell It On the Mountain (arr. Martin) 35031549 • Christmas Dreams (Martin/Sorenson) 35032261 • Dakota Hymn (Renville/arr. Sorenson) 35032188 • Do You Hear What I Hear (Baker/arr. Courtney) 00275496 • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Sorenson) 35032195 • Glory Hallelu! (Besig) 35007889 • He Comes to Us in Darkness (Stewart/Lantz) 35032177 • Listen to the Song (Metzger) 35032155 • A Midnight Clear (Leavitt) 00275714 • Nothin’ but Glory (Ward/arr. Sorenson) 35032219 • Precious Child, So Sweetly Sleeping (Hoppe/Nordmeyer) 35031607 • Rhapsody in Bluegrass (Martin) 35031954 • Silver and Shadows (Martin/Nix) 35032147 • A Simple, Silent Night (Bruce/arr. López) 35032204 • Sing We Now of Christmas (Martin) 35032122 • Somewhere in Your Silent Night (West/Herms/Hall/arr. Martin) 00268273 • A Tribute of Carols (arr. Sorenson) 35032119

First Sunday after Christmas

30

Scriptures: I Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

Themes: The boy Samuel grows in favor with God; Let all creation praise the Name of the Lord, who has raised up the Anointed One for His people; As God’s chosen people, bear with one another, forgiving as you have been forgiven, dwelling together in unity and giving thanks to the Father; The boy Jesus remains behind in the Temple after His parents return to home.

Suggested Anthems: Alleluia to the Newborn King (Williams/Litton) 35032170 • Children, Go Tell It On the Mountain (arr. Martin) 35031549 • Christmas Bringeth Jesus (Rossetti/Nix) 00268272 • Christmas Joy (Crane/arr. Harris) 35032185 • For He Loved Me (Taylor/Showalter/arr. Graham) 35032182 • Sing a Joyful Song (Crocker) 00268047 • Sing We Now of Christmas (Martin) 35032122 • United in Praise (Price/Besig) 35032174

 

JANUARY 2019

 New Year’s Day

1

Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

Themes: To everything there is a season and a purpose under heaven; How majestic is the name of the Creator who has placed man as the caretaker of creation; In heaven there will be no more crying or pain for the old order of things will pass away; Those who serve the least will inherit eternal, but those who did not will be damned to eternal punishment.

Suggested Anthems: One Day (Redman/Redman/Jarman/arr. Sorenson) 00274515 • Wonderful Words of Life (Bliss/arr. Christopher) 00274431

 Epiphany of the Lord

6

Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Themes: Rejoice for Light has dawned on those in darkness and God’s glory will draw all nations to Him; The kings of distant lands will bow down and present the Messiah with gifts in tribute to Him; Through Christ, the Gentiles are heirs together with the Jews, equally sharing in the promise of Christ; The Magi come to worship the newborn Christ, bringing gifts.

Suggested Anthems: Christmas Joy (Crane/arr. Harris) 35032185 • Do You Hear What I Hear? (Baker/arr. Courtney) 00275496 • Follow That Star (Stewart/Nix) 00268076 • Nothin’ but Glory (Ward/arr. Sorenson) 3502219 • O Church, Arise (Tomlin/Getty/Getty/Townend/arr. Martin) 00269147 • Precious Child, So Sweetly Sleeping (Hoppe/Nordmeyer) 35031607 • Promise Song (Fair/arr. Nolan) 35032175 • There Shall a Star (Mendelssohn/arr. Leavitt) 00274443 • A Tribute of Carols (arr. Sorenson) 35032119 • We Three Kings of Orient Are (Hopkins/arr. Leavitt) 00267200

 First Sunday after Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord

13

Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Themes: Do not fear, for the God who redeems his people and calls them by name, will be with them through all perils; Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength for He will give strength to His people and bless them with peace; Peter and John visit the Samaritans and bestow the gift of the Holy Spirit on them; Jesus is baptized.

Suggested Anthems: Always in the Darkness (Mock/arr. Büda) 35032146 • A Carol of Peace (Frombach/Drennan) 35032166 • Come, Worship God (Williams/Martin) 35032128 • Creation Calls Me to My Knees (Clements) 35032226 • A Firm Foundation (arr. Leavitt) 00265056 • Let Hope Arise (Eggleston) 35032172 • Sacred Waters (Martin) 35032091 • Somewhere in Your Silent Night (West/Herms/Hall/arr. Martin) 00268273 • You Are (Mock/Büda) 35032197

Second Sunday after Epiphany

20

Scriptures: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; I Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Themes: Jerusalem will be restored and all nations will behold her glory; The fountain of life is in the Lord and, in His light, all may find light; Although there are different spiritual gifts and different kinds of service, all are the work of the same Spirit; Jesus performs His first miracle, turning the water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

Suggested Anthems: Dakota Hymn (Renville/arr. Sorenson) 35032188 • A Legacy of Love (Berry) 35031918 • A Sending Forth (Alstrom/arr. Nordmeyer) 35032169 • Simple Gifts (arr. Murphy) 35032255 • There Shall a Star (Mendelssohn/arr. Leavitt) 00274443 • United in Praise (Price/Besig) 35032174 • We Will Live to Serve Our Savior (Price/Besig) 350321880

 Third Sunday after Epiphany

27

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

Themes: The people are called from sorrow to joy as they hear the reading of the law; The law of the Lord is perfect, making the simple wise and giving joy and light to the heart; As diverse members in Christ, we must work together as one; Jesus reads from Isaiah’s prophecy at the synagogue and states that He is the fulfillment of that prophecy.

Suggested Anthems: Jesus, Full of Grace (Elsey/Sterling) 35032179 • The Lion and the Lamb (Brown/Johnson/Mooring/arr. Sorenson) 00268721 • The Music of Ministry (Martin) 35032152 • Of Faith and Freedom (Stewart/Martin) 35032222 • Prayer of Devotion (Andrewes/Dengler) 00268079 • A Psalm of Praise! (Price/Besig) 35032167 • Rescuer (Hastings/Fowler/Llewellyn/Gilkeson/arr. Angerman) 00274538 • Simple Gifts (Brackett/arr. Murphy) 35032255 • Sing a Joyful Song (Crocker) 00268047 • Ubi Caritas (arr. Purifoy) 35032183 • You Are (Mock/Büda) 35032197

 

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February 2018

 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

4

Scriptures: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

Themes: God gives strength to the weary, and those who hope in Him will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint; how good and fitting it is for us to sing praises to God, who delights in those who fear Him and hope in Him; Paul attempts to become all things to all people so that he might save some through the message of the gospel; Jesus heals many sick and demon-possessed people, and then retreats to a solitary place and prays.

Suggested Anthems: And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Run, Bartimaeus, Run (Martin/Raney) 35031904 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Transfiguration Sunday

11

Scriptures: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

Themes: A chariot of fire and horses of fire take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind; From Zion, God shines forth in perfect beauty, a fire devours before Him and a tempest rages; God has blinded the minds of unbelievers, and what the apostles preach is not of themselves; Jesus is transfigured in front of Peter, James, and John.

Suggested Anthems: African Canticle (Martin/Angerman) 35031835 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Fanfare and Concertato on “We’re Marching to Zion” (arr. Nix/Martin) 35031874 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Shine On Us (arr. Schwarz) 35031917

 

Ash Wednesday

14

Scriptures: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Themes: Blow the trumpet in Zion, for the day of the Lord is coming; the psalmist prays for forgiveness of sins, a new heart, a steadfast spirit, and joy in God’s salvation; Paul exhorts the people to be saved, for now is the day of salvation, Paul details the many hardships he works through as an ambassador for Christ; Jesus teaches the people how to give to the needy, pray, and fast, and He encourages them to store up for themselves treasures in heaven.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Create In Me a Clean Heart (Leavitt) 00252503• Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Fanfare and Concertato on “We’re Marching to Zion” (arr. Nix/Martin) 35031874 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • I Believe (arr. Leavitt) 00252272 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

First Sunday in Lent

18

Scriptures: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

Themes: God establishes a covenant with Noah and his descendants that He will never again destroy the earth by a flood; David puts his trust in the Lord, for he knows that no one who trusts in the Lord will ever be put to shame; the salvation of the eight people in the ark through water symbolizes the baptism of believers; Jesus is baptized, and then tempted by Satan in the wilderness.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • God Of Our Fathers (arr. McDonald) 35031843 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • In the Father’s Hands (McDonald) 00249095 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942

 

Second Sunday in Lent

25

Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

or Mark 9:2-9

Themes: God makes a covenant with Abraham and declares that he will be the father of many nations; God does not ignore the cries of those in affliction, and He does not hide His face from those that cry out for His help; Abraham believed God, and this was credited to him as righteousness; Jesus proclaims to the crowds that whoever wants to be His disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • At Calvary’s Cross (Elsey/McDonald) 35031830 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Of Our Fathers (arr. McDonald) 35031843 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • In the Father’s Hands (McDonald) 00249095 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942

MARCH

Third Sunday in Lent

4

Scriptures: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Themes: God gives the Ten Commandments; the decrees of the Lord are more precious than gold and sweeter than honey; the message of the cross is foolish to unbelievers, but it is the power of God to all who believe; Jesus drives the people from the temple and exhorts them to stop turning His Father’s house into a market.

Suggested Anthems: At Calvary’s Cross (Elsey/McDonald) 35031830 • Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Celtic Amazing Grace (arr. Ware) 35031911 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

11

Scriptures: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Themes: God instructs Moses to make a bronze snake, so that all who were bitten by venomous snakes may look at it and live; the psalmist exhorts the people to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His love endures forever; we are saved by grace through faith, and this is not of ourselves, so that we may not boast; God loves the world and gave the world His Son, and whosever believes in Him will not perish but gain eternal life.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 • Celtic Amazing Grace (arr. Ware) 35031911 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819

 

 Fifth Sunday in Lent

18

Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

Themes: God describes the covenant He will make with the people of Israel; the psalmist prays for forgiveness of sins, a new heart, a steadfast spirit, and joy in God’s salvation; Jesus was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek; anyone who loves their life will lose it, and anyone who hates their life will keep it and gain eternal life.

Suggested Anthems: Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 •Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Create In Me a Clean Heart (Leavitt) 00252503 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822

  • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Of Our Fathers (arr. McDonald) 35031843 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • In the Father’s Hands (McDonald) 00249095 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942

 

Liturgy of the Palms/Liturgy of the Passion

25

Scriptures: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)

Themes: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever; the Triumphal Entry is described; Isaiah declares that, if God helps him, who will declare him guilty?; in his distress, the psalmist prays for the Lord’s graciousness and salvation; at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord; the Passion of the Lord is recounted.

Suggested Anthems: Agnus Dei (Martin) 35000336 • All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • Anthem for Communion (arr. Althouse) 35031794 • Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Crown the King With Praise (Nolan) 00248975 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • Jerusalem, Behold Your King (Barrett/Angerman) 35031829 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • The Sparrow’s Song (Martin) 35031831 • Surely, He Has Borne Our Sorrows (Sorenson) 35031849 • There Is a Fountain (arr. Drennan) 35031913 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Maundy Thursday

29

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

Themes: The Lord institutes the Passover; the psalmist will call upon the name of the Lord and fulfill the vows he made to Him; the observance of the Lord’s Supper; Jesus sets an example for His disciples by washing their feet.

Suggested Anthems: Adagio in G Minor (Let Darkness Fall) (Stewart/arr. Paige) 00249702 • Agnus Dei (Martin) 35000336 • Anthem for Communion (arr. Althouse) 35031794 • The Garden of Tears (Martin) 35031905 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Let Us Break Bread Together (arr. Drennan) 00248933 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Reflections in the Cup (I Am the Lamb) (Stewart/Nix) 35031832 • The Sparrow’s Song (Martin) 35031831 • Surely, He Has Borne Our Sorrows (Sorenson) 35031849 • There Is a Fountain (arr. Drennan) 35031913 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Good Friday

30

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

Themes: Jesus took up our pain and bore our sorrows, the suffering and glorification of Christ is described; the psalmist wonders if God has forsaken him; believers are exhorted to draw near to God with a sincere heart and in full assurance of faith; Jesus is arrested and Peter denies Christ for the first time.

Suggested Anthems: Adagio in G Minor (Let Darkness Fall) (Stewart/arr. Paige) 00249702 • Agnus Dei (Martin) 35000336 • At Calvary’s Cross (Elsey/McDonald) 35031830 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • The Garden of Tears (Martin) 35031905 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Reflections in the Cup (I Am the Lamb) (Stewart/Nix) 35031832 • The Sparrow’s Song (Martin) 35031831 • Surely, He Has Borne Our Sorrows (Sorenson) 35031849 • There Is a Fountain (arr. Drennan) 35031913 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

APRIL 

Easter Sunday

1

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

Themes: The Lord does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation people that fear Him; give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His love endures forever; the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ is recounted; Peter and a fellow disciple find the tomb of Jesus empty and, later, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene.

Suggested Anthems: All In an Easter Garden (Purifoy) 35031878 • Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • At Calvary’s Cross (Elsey/McDonald) 35031830 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed (arr. Koerts) 00121832 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Easter Song (arr. Martin) 00249850 • He Lives (arr. Sorenson) 00249927 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Rejoice, the Risen Lord Is King! (arr. Sorenson) 35031865 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • What a Beautiful Name (arr. Martin) 00249077

Second Sunday of Easter

8

Scriptures: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

Themes: The believers share their possessions, and were all in one heart and mind; it is a good and pleasant thing when God’s people live together in unity; God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all, if we claim to be in the light, but walk in darkness, we deceive ourselves; Jesus appears to doubting Thomas and the disciples.

Suggested Anthems: Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed (arr. Koerts) 00121832 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • He Lives (arr. Sorenson) 00249927 • I Believe (arr. Leavitt) 00252272 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Rejoice, the Risen Lord Is King! (arr. Sorenson) 35031865 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • What a Beautiful Name (arr. Martin) 00249077 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Third Sunday of Easter

15

Scriptures: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Themes: Peter encourages his fellow Israelites to repent and turn to God, so that they might receive times of refreshing from the Lord; the psalmist is able to lie down and sleep in peace because the Lord will make him dwell in safety; when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is; Christ appears before His disciples and eats a piece of broiled fish.

Suggested Anthems: And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed (arr. Koerts) 00121832 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (arr. Sorenson) 35031824 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • He Lives (arr. Sorenson) 00249927 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Rejoice, the Risen Lord Is King! (arr. Sorenson) 35031865 • What a Beautiful Name (arr. Martin) 00249077

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

22

Scriptures: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Themes: Peter and John proclaim Christ to the elders and leaders of the people; the psalmist declares, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever”; we know what love is because Christ sacrificed Himself for us, and we ought to do the same for our fellow believers; Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep.

Suggested Anthems: Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • I Believe (arr. Leavitt) 00252272 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • I Shall Not Want (arr. Sorenson) 00249933 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • The New 23rd (arr. Purifoy) 00250002 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (arr. Sorenson) 00195516 • What a Beautiful Name (arr. Martin) 00249077

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

29

Scriptures: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

Themes: Philip explains the scriptures to the Ethiopian eunuch, and the eunuch is baptized; dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over all nations; everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God, whoever does not love does not know God because God is love; He is the vine and we are the branches, if we remain in Him and He in us, we will bear much fruit.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

MAY 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

6

Scriptures: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Themes: The Holy Spirit came upon all who heard Peter’s message, and they began speaking in tongues and praising God; sing to the Lord a new song, shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth; true love for God is manifested in keeping His commandments; Jesus commands His disciples to love one another.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • Veni, Spiritus (Stewart/Nix) 00250001 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Ascension of the Lord

10

Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Themes: Before He is taken up to heaven, Jesus declares that the disciples will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and they shall be His witnesses unto the ends of the earth; clap your hands, shout to God, and sing praises, for He is the King of all the earth; Paul gives thanks for the believers in Ephesus and prays on their behalf; the ascension of Jesus is described.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Send Us, Lord, to Every Nation (Martin) 00249676 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • Veni, Spiritus (Stewart/Nix) 00250001 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter

13

Scriptures: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

Themes: Matthias is chosen to replace Judas; blessed is the one who delights in the law of the Lord; God has given eternal life through His Son, and whoever has the Son has life, whoever does not have the Son does not have life; Jesus prays for His disciples.

Suggested Anthems: Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942

 

Day of Pentecost

20

Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27

or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Themes: The Holy Spirit comes upon them on the day of Pentecost, and they begin speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit enables them; all of the earth’s creatures are created and sustained by God; we do not always know what to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes on our behalf; the work of the Holy Spirit is to testify about the Father.

Suggested Anthems: Bring Us Near (arr. Kingsmore) 00249877 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • Veni, Spiritus (Stewart/Nix) 00250001 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

First Sunday after Pentecost

27

Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

Themes: The commission of Isaiah; ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, and worship Him in the splendor of His holiness; the Holy Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; Jesus meets with Nicodemus at night.

Suggested Anthems: African Canticle (Martin/Angerman) 35031835 • Bring Us Near (arr. Kingsmore) 00249877 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • Holy Spirit, Come (Larson) 35031903 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • The Lord Is My Light (Martin, Martin/Nix) 00249946 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Somewhere In the Silence (Martin) 35031816 • Veni, Spiritus (Stewart/Nix) 00250001 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

JUNE

 

Second Sunday after Pentecost

3

Scriptures: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20), Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:1-10; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6

Themes: The Lord calls Samuel as a prophet; the psalmist recognizes that God knows and cares for him intimately, and rejoices in this; the Lord commands His people to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy; the psalmist exhorts us to sing for joy and shout to the God of Jacob; as believers, we are continuously being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in us; Jesus declares that He is the Lord of the Sabbath.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost

10

Scriptures: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15), Psalm 138; Genesis 3:8-15,

Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

Themes: Despite the warning from Samuel, the people of Israel declare that they want a king; the Lord looks kindly on the lowly, and He saves, preserves, and vindicates the faithful; after the serpent deceives Adam and Eve, God curses him; the psalmist waits for the Lord more than the watchman for the morning; as believers, we fix our eyes on things unseen, for what is unseen is eternal; the teachers of the law accuse Jesus of using demonic power to drive out demons.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822 • Fanfare and Concertato on “We’re Marching to Zion” (arr. Nix/Martin) 35031874 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Run, Bartimaeus, Run (Martin/Raney) 35031904 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Scriptures: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13, Psalm 20; Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34

Themes: Samuel anoints David, and the Spirit of the Lord comes upon him; David prays for the blessings of the Lord upon others; the Lord says He will take a shoot and plant it on the mountain heights of Israel; the psalmist declares that it is good to praise the Lord and make music to His name; we live by faith, not by sight, and make it our goal to please Him; Jesus teaches the Parable of the Growing Seed, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed.

Suggested Anthems: Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Come Forth! Come One! Come All! (arr. Nolan) 00248928 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • God Hears Our Song (Choplin) 35031827 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Send Forth a Dove (Martin) 35031880 • Shout To the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Shout Unto God (Sorenson) 00249096 • Sing To the Lord! (Miller) 00249088 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819

 

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Scriptures: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, Psalm 9:9-20 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16,

Psalm 133; Job 38:1-11, Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

Themes: David defeats Goliath, the Philistine giant; the Lord is a refuge for those that are oppressed, and a strong tower in times of trouble; the Lord questions Job regarding His mighty acts; believers are to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever; Paul exhorts the Corinthians to open their hearts to him, as he has done to them; Jesus calms the storm.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Crown Him With Many Crowns (arr. Leavitt) 00252507 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908

JULY

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

1

Scriptures: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, Psalm 130; Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or

Lamentations 3:22-33, Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Themes: David mourns for Saul and Jonathan; the psalmist waits for the Lord more than the watchman for the morning; God created us to spend eternity with Him, but, through Satan, death has entered the world; the Lord’s anger lasts for just a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime, therefore the psalmist’s mourning is turned into dancing; Paul speaks to the saints in Jerusalem regarding stewardship; a sick woman touches Jesus’ cloak and is healed, and Jesus heals a little child.

Suggested Anthems: All My Trials (arr. Leavitt) 00248977 • And the Morning Brings Great Joy (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031839 • Antiphonal Psalm (arr. Paige) 35031841 • Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • Happy In the Lord (arr. Parker) 08740513 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • I’ll Travel On (arr. McCartha) 35031909 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Joy Of the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00249937 • Music In the Mountains (Martin) 35031846 • O Sing, “Joyful!” (arr. López) 35031879 • Patriotic Medley (arr. Red) 35031697 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • Run, Bartimaeus, Run (Martin/Raney) 35031904 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • With a Grateful Heart and Joyful Song (Price/Besig) 35031819 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

8

Scriptures: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10, Psalm 48; Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13

Themes: David is anointed King over all of Israel, and the Lord is with him; the Lord is great, and worthy to be praised in Zion; Ezekiel is sent to the nation of Israel as a prophet; the psalmist lifts his eyes to the Lord and cries out for mercy; Paul prays to the Lord regarding the thorn in his flesh, and is assured that God’s grace is sufficient; the Lord calls the twelve disciples.

Suggested Anthems: Because He Lives (arr. Hayes) 35001849 • Celtic Amazing Grace (arr. Ware) 35031911 Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Day by Day (arr. Fettke) 35031822

  • Fanfare and Concertato on “We’re Marching to Zion” (arr. Nix/Martin) 35031874 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • Hear My Prayer (arr. Sterling) 00249085 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837• I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

15

Scriptures: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24; Amos 7:7-15, Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Themes: David brings the ark of God into the city of David and dances before the Lord with all his might; lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the king of glory may come in; Amos confronts a false priest; surely salvation is at hand for those who fear the Lord; Paul greets the saints in Ephesus, and offers a commentary on the grace of God; the story of the execution of John the Baptist is recounted.

Suggested Anthems: Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 Celtic Amazing Grace (arr. Ware) 35031911 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • Honest Prayers (Sorenson) 35031820 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • Jesus Keeps Me Singing (arr. by Martin) 35031728 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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Scriptures: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Psalm 89:20-37; Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Themes: The Lord rejects David’s plan to build a house for the ark; God is faithful to His covenant with David and his kingdom; God declares His displeasure with the shepherds and leaders who scatter the sheep of His pasture and promises future deliverance through His King; the psalmist declares, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever”; Jews and Gentiles are united with each other and reconciled to God through Christ; Jesus continues to teach and heal the sick.

Suggested Anthems: Beautiful Savior (arr. Leavitt) 00248926 Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Of Our Fathers (arr. McDonald) 35031843 • God Showed His Love (arr. Büda) 35031826 • God’s Promises (arr. Schmidt) 35031838 • He Will Hold Me Fast (arr. Koerts) 35031821 • I Believe (arr. Leavitt) 00252272 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • I Heard the Voice of Jesus (arr. Mabry) 35031840 • I Shall Not Want (arr. Sorenson) 00249933 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • The New 23rd (arr. Purifoy) 00250002 • Run, Bartimaeus, Run (Martin/Raney) 35031904 • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (arr. Sorenson) 00195516 • This Is a Son (arr. Sorenson) 00249939 • Yes and Amen (arr. Hogan) 00249942 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871

 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

29

Scriptures: 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Psalm 14; 2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

Themes: David plots against Uriah so that he might have Bathsheba; it is the fool who believes that there is no God; Elisha commands that the food be given to the people; the Lord is near to all who call on Him in truth; Paul prays that the believers at Ephesus will continue to grow in the knowledge of the Lord; Jesus feeds the crowd with five barley loaves and two fish.

Suggested Anthems: Celtic Amazing Grace (arr. Ware) 35031911 Come and See (arr. Harris) 35031842 • Give Me Jesus (arr. Berry) 35031823 • God Be With You Till We Meet Again (arr. Sorenson) 00248923 • If God Be For Us (Martin) 35031837 • If You Love Me (Feed My Sheep) (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031873 • In a Servant’s Heart (Raney) 35031833 • In His Steps (Boesiger) 35031729 • In the Father’s Hands (McDonald) 00249095 • Jesus Paid It All (arr. Sterling) 35031888 • A Jude Doxology (Fettke) 35031815 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Open My Eyes (arr. Nolan) 35031213 • Precious Savior, Still Our Refuge (arr. Berry) 35031908 • The Songs Will Never Leave Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031868 • You Are Known (Martin/Sorenson) 35031871