Spring Lectionary

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Lectionary A

 

FEBRUARY

 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

5

Scriptures: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10); 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20

Themes: The Lord announces to His people their rebellion, but promises restoration if they return to Him; happy are the ones that delight in the Lord and obey His commandments; believers have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit of God; believers are to let their light shine before men, so that their Father will be glorified.

Suggested Anthems: Blessed Is the One (McCartha/Mock) 35031239 • Great Are You, Lord (arr. Sorenson) 00196895 • Holy Spirit, Come Today (Johnson/Martin/Martin) 00197960 • Jesus, You’re My Place (Sorenson) 35031242 • Let Us Bow Down (Shoemake/French/arr. Barrett) 35031229 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

12

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37

Themes: The Lord encourages His people to choose life so that they and their descendants might live; happy are the ones who walk in the way of the Lord; Paul explains to the immature Corinthian church that both he and Apollos are merely God’s servants; Jesus explains the deeper meanings of the commandments.

Suggested Anthems: Blessed Is the One (McCartha/Mock) 35031239 • Great Are You, Lord (arr. Sorenson) 00196895 • The Light of Glory (Martin/Angerman) 35031330 • May the Peoples Praise You (00196013) • One True God (arr. Ross) 00194812

 

 

 

 

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

19

Scriptures: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48

Themes: The Lord tells Moses to exhort the people to holy, compassionate living; the psalmist asks the Lord to lead him in the way of righteousness; Christ is the one true foundation, and believers are His temple; Christ encourages His followers to love their enemies and pray for those that persecute them.

Suggested Anthems: All To Jesus (Peterson/arr. McCartha) 35031233 • Blessed Is the One (McCartha/Mock) 35031239 • God of Grace and Glory (Martin) 35030951• Holy Is the Lord! (Larson) 00172649 • One True God (arr. Ross) 00194812 • On Paths to Answered Prayer (Fuller/arr. Sorenson) 35031277

 

 

Transfiguration Sunday

26

Scriptures: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9

Themes: Moses goes up on Mount Sinai to receive the commandments; serve the Lord with fear and trembling, for happy are those who take refuge in Him; Peter offers testimony concerning the Transfiguration of Christ; Matthew recounts the Transfiguration of Christ.

Suggested Anthems: God of Grace and Glory (Martin) 35030951 • Holy Is the Lord! (Larson) 00172649 • Jesus, You’re My Place (Sorenson) 35031242 • The Light of Glory (Martin/Angerman) 35031330 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572

 

MARCH

 

 

Ash Wednesday

1

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: The Lord encourages His people to return to Him; the psalmist asks to be cleansed from sin and prays for the joy of his salvation to return; the Corinthians should not take the grace of God in vain, for today is the day of salvation; believers are to store up treasure in heaven, not on earth.

Suggested Anthems: After the Mist and Shadow (Mock/arr. Nix) 35031238 • All To Jesus (Peterson/arr. McCartha) 35031233 • Be Still Before the Lord (Nix/Martin/Martin) 00151442 • Grace Wins (arr. Hogan) 00159435 • I’ll Be There In Glory (arr. McDonald) 00200577 • Lord, if I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride? (arr. Curry) 00197718 • Pathway to Home (Clements/arr. Nix) 35031287 • Reflections on Life and the Word (Mock/arr. Lòpez) 35030664 • Take the World, but Give Me Jesus (Greig/arr. Taylor) 35031286

 

 

 

First Sunday in Lent

5

Scriptures: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

Themes: Adam and Eve eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; happy are the ones whose sin has been forgiven; the gift of Christ is compared with Adam’s sin; Jesus is tempted by Satan in the wilderness.

Suggested Anthems: Abide With Me (arr. Sorenson) 00194373 • After the Mist and Shadow (Mock/arr. Nix) 35031238 • Flee As a Bird (arr. Martin) 35031203 • Into the Woods My Master Went (Purifoy) 00196024 • The Light of Glory (Martin/Angerman) 35031330 • Open Wide the Door of Mercy (Greig/arr. Nix) 35031284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday in Lent

12

Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9

Themes: Abram is commanded to leave his country and go to the land the Lord will show him; the psalmist’s help comes from the Lord, who created all things; salvation depends on faith, not works; Nicodemus comes to speak with Jesus at night; Matthew recounts the Transfiguration of Christ.

Suggested Anthems: Abide With Me (arr. Sorenson) 00194373 • All To Jesus (Peterson/arr. McCartha) 35031233 • By Grace (Bedford/arr. Paige) 35030563 • For Your Beauty (Sorenson) 35031288 • The Gift (Martin) 35031216 • Grace Wins (arr. Hogan) 00159435 • I Sing of His Amazing Grace (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031104 • We Are Saved By Grace (Martin) 35031215

 

 

 

Third Sunday in Lent

19

Scriptures: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42

Themes: The Lord provides water for the people to drink in the wilderness; believers should not harden their hearts before God, or test Him as their ancestors did in the wilderness; believers are justified by grace and have peace with God through Jesus Christ; Christ witnesses to the Samaritan woman at the well.

Suggested Anthems: Abide With Me (arr. Sorenson) 00194373 • By Grace (Bedford/arr. Paige) 35030563 • Fanfare and Concertato on “To God Be the Glory” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031246

  • God So Loved (arr. Purifoy) 35031240 • Grace Wins (arr. Hogan) 00159435 • I Sing of His Amazing Grace (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031104 • We Are Saved By Grace (Martin) 35031215

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

26

Scriptures: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

Themes: Samuel anoints David; the psalmist reflects on how the Lord is his shepherd; believers are exhorted to live as children of light; Jesus restores sight to a blind man, and the man offers testimony regarding Jesus.

Suggested Anthems: Appalachian Psalm (Lough/arr. Paige) 35031013 • Be Still Before the Lord (Nix/Martin/Martin) 00151442 • Christus Lux Mea (Sorenson) 00194400 • Holy Spirit, Come Today (Johnson/Martin/Martin) 00197960 • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (arr. Leavitt) 00156855 • The Lamb (Blake/Purifoy) 35031278 • Savior, Come and Dwell in Me (Besig and Price/Besig) 35031208 • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (arr. Sorenson) 00195516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL

 

 

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent

2

Scriptures: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45

Themes: The Lord causes dry bones to live; the Lord will redeem Israel from all its iniquities; to set the mind on the Spirit is to have life and peace; Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

Suggested Anthems: Flee As a Bird (arr. Martin) 35031203 • God So Loved (arr. Purifoy) 35031240 • I Am Yours, Lord (Besig/Price) 35031209 • I’ll Be There In Glory (arr. McDonald) 00200577 • Let All Creation Sing (Schütz/Drennan) 35031298 • Lord, if I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride? (arr. Curry) 00197718 • Take the World, but Give Me Jesus (Greig/arr. Taylor) 35031286

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday in Lent/Liturgy of the Palms/Liturgy of the Passion

9

Scriptures: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54

Themes: The psalmist declares that blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; Matthew recounts the events of the Triumphal Entry; if the Lord God helps us, who will declare us guilty?; the psalmist, in the midst of great distress, prays for deliverance; the Lord Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient unto death on a cross; after the last supper, Jesus prays in the garden; Jesus is crucified.

Suggested Anthems: Awake, Alone in Gethsemane (arr. McDonald) 35031326 • Beautiful the Teardrops (Büda/Stewart) 00196955 • The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me (arr. Koerts) 35031292 • Christus Lux Mea (Sorenson) 00194400 • Come and Feast (Dengler) 35031283 • In the Breaking of the Bread (Martin) 35031105 • Into the Woods My Master Went (Purifoy) 00196024 • A Joyful Hosanna (Büda/Paige) 00196823 • Mercy (Shoemake/French/arr. Sorenson) 00196820 • On Paths to Answered Prayer (Fuller/arr. Sorenson) 35031277 • Palm Sunday Processional (Greig and Paige) 35031276 • The Weeping Tree (Martin) 35031197 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572

 

 

 

 

Maundy Thursday

13

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 Passover is instituted; because the Lord heard his supplications, the psalmist offers a thanksgiving sacrifice to the Lord; the Lord’s Supper is instituted; Jesus washes the feet of His disciples.

Suggested Anthems: Awake, Alone in Gethsemane (arr. McDonald) 35031326 • Beautiful the Teardrops (Büda/Stewart) 00196955 • Christus Lux Mea (Sorenson) 00194400 • Come and Feast (Dengler) 35031283 • Hallelujah! What a Savior! (Nussel) 35031285 • In the Breaking of the Bread (Martin) 35031105 • Into the Woods My Master Went (Purifoy) 00196024 • I Stand Amazed (Bedford/arr. McDonald) 35031327 • Mercy (Shoemake/French/arr. Sorenson) 00196820 • The Table of Forgiveness (Purifoy/Stewart) 00194565 • There Was No One There (Talley) 35031212

 

Good Friday

14

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: Isaiah prophesizes the humiliation and glorification of Jesus; the psalmist speaks of the Messiah’s suffering and praise; through the blood of Jesus, believers may draw near to God with a true heart in full assurance of faith; Jesus, our high priest, is able to sympathize with our weaknesses because He was tested as we are, yet without sin; Judas betrays Jesus, and Peter denies Him three times.

Suggested Anthems: Beautiful the Teardrops (Büda/Stewart) 00196955 • The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me (arr. Koerts) 35031292 • Christus Lux Mea (Sorenson) 00194400 • Hallelujah! What a Savior! (Nussel) 35031285 • Into the Woods My Master Went (Purifoy) 00196024 • Let Us Gather in the Shadow of the Cross (Martin/Nix) 35031211 • Mercy (Shoemake/French/arr. Sorenson) 00196820 • She Stood in Silent Love (Frombach/Drennan) 35031223 • The Table of Forgiveness (Purifoy/Stewart) 00194565 • There Was No One There (Talley) 35031212 • They Took My Lord Away (Hannibal) 35031295 • The Weeping Tree (Martin) 35031197 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572

 

 

Easter Sunday

16

Scriptures: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4

or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

Themes: Peter gives testimony to the resurrection of Christ; the Lord declares that He will be the God of all the families of Israel; this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it; if believers have been raised with Christ, they are to seek the things that are above; Peter gives testimony to the resurrection of Christ; Simon Peter and the disciple Jesus loved discover the empty tomb; an angel declares to Mary Magdalene that Jesus is risen.

Suggested Anthems: A Day of Celebration (Nix/Martin) 35031214 • Easter Alleluia Canon (arr. Liebergen) 35031210 • An Easter Jubilee (Nix/Graham) 00194423 • He Is Risen (arr. Hamby) 00197959 • I Will Sing (arr. Koerts) 00151404 • May the Peoples Praise You (00196013) • Mercy Tree (arr. Martin) 00200576 • Redeemer (arr. Sorenson) 35030572 • A Resurrection Declaration (Johnson/Thornhill) 00197695

 

 

 

Second Sunday of Easter

23

Scriptures: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Themes: Peter preaches about the resurrection of Christ; the psalmist keeps the Lord first and blesses the Lord; the Lord Jesus Christ, through His resurrection, has given us a new birth and an inheritance; the resurrected Lord reveals Himself to His disciples, including doubting Thomas.

Suggested Anthems: At Calvary (arr. Grassi) 00158610 • A Day of Celebration (Nix/Martin) 35031214 • Easter Alleluia Canon (arr. Liebergen) 35031210 • An Easter Jubilee (Nix/Graham) 00194423 • He Is Risen (arr. Hamby) 00197959 • I’ll Be There In Glory (arr. McDonald) 00200577 • Lord, if I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride? (arr. Curry) 00197718 • Psalm 113 (Hoelscher) 35031279 • Redeemer (arr. Sorenson) 35030572 • A Resurrection Declaration (Johnson/Thornhill) 00197695

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Easter

30

Scriptures: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

Themes: Peter preaches about the resurrection of Christ; because the Lord heard his supplications, the psalmist offers a thanksgiving sacrifice to the Lord; Peter encourages believers to love one another deeply from the heart; Christ appears on the road to Emmaus.

Suggested Anthems: A Day of Celebration (Nix/Martin) 35031214 • Easter Alleluia Canon (arr. Liebergen) 35031210 • An Easter Jubilee (Nix/Graham) 00194423 • He Is Risen (arr. Hamby) 00197959 • I Believe in Someday (Stepanek/Martin) 35030912 • I Will Sing (arr. Koerts) 00151404 • Live Your Love (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031296 • Love’s Way (Martin) 35031200 • O Sing Unto the Lord (Ward/arr. Sorenson) 00194770 • A Prayer To the Trinity • (Mauldin/Stewart) 00197961 • Redeemer (arr. Sorenson) 35030572 • A Resurrection Declaration (Johnson/Thornhill) 00197695

 

 

MAY

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter/ Christ The Good Shepherd

7

Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10

Themes: The growth of the early church is described; the psalmist reflects on how the Lord is his shepherd; when enduring suffering, the believer should follow Christ’s example; Jesus is the gate, and anyone who enters by Him will be saved.

Suggested Anthems: After the Mist and Shadow (Mock/arr. Nix) 35031238 • Appalachian Psalm (Lough/arr. Paige) 35031013 • Growing in Love (Dengler/Dengler) 35031103 • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (arr. Leavitt) 00156855 • The Lamb (Blake/Purifoy) 35031278 • Lord, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride? (arr. Curry) 00197718 • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (arr. Sorenson) 00195516 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572

 

 

 

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

14

Scriptures: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

Themes: Stephen is stoned for his belief in Christ; the psalmist commits his spirit to God; believers are exhorted to grow and offer spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ; Jesus teaches about His second coming.

Suggested Anthems: Committin’ This Day (Johnson/arr. Sorenson) 35031230 • Growing in Love (Dengler/Dengler) 35031103 • I’ll Be There In Glory (arr. McDonald) 00200577 • Lord, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride? (arr. Curry) 00197718

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

21

Scriptures: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

Themes: Paul preaches to the Athenians and declares that God can be known, not unknown as they believe; the people are exhorted to bless God; it is better to suffer for doing good than to suffer for doing evil; Jesus promises the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Suggested Anthems: After the Mist and Shadow (Mock/arr. Nix) 35031238 • Fanfare and Concertato on “To God Be the Glory” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031246 • For Your Beauty (Sorenson) 35031288 • Good Good Father (arr. Angerman) 00196956 • Holy Spirit, Come Today (Johnson/Martin/Martin) 00197960 • No Other Name (Roseberry/arr. Besig) 35031241 • One True God (arr. Ross) 00194812 • Psalm 113 (Hoelscher) 35031279

 

 

 

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Sunday

28

Scriptures: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11

Themes: Christ ascends into heaven; the people and kingdoms of the earth are to sing to God and ascribe power to Him; believers are to rejoice in suffering, and they are to cast all of their anxiety on God, for He cares for them; Jesus prays for Himself and for His disciples.

Suggested Anthems: After the Mist and Shadow (Mock/arr. Nix) 35031238 • Celtic Psalm of Praise (Martin/Martin/arr. Larson) 35031272 • For Your Beauty (Sorenson) 35031288 • Good Good Father (arr. Angerman) 00196956 • Holy Spirit, Come Today (Johnson/Martin/Martin) 00197960 • Jesus, You’re My Place (Sorenson) 35031242 • Look Away to the Skies (Thornhill/arr. Raney) 35031297 • May the Peoples Praise You (00196013) • O Sing Unto the Lord (Ward/arr. Sorenson) 00194770 • “Yes” Resounds (Schwoebel/York) 00156572 • You Sing Over Me (Sorenson) 35031219

 

 

JUNE

 

Day of Pentecost

4

Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

or Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

Themes: The day of Pentecost is described; Two men, Eldad and Medad, prophesy in the camp; the psalmist considers the works of God and His great wisdom; believers are given a variety of different gifts through the working of the Holy Spirit; the day of Pentecost is described; the resurrected Christ appears to some of His disciples; Jesus speaks about the coming impartation of the Holy Spirit.

Suggested Anthems: God of Grace and Glory (Martin) 35030951 • Holy Is the Lord! (Larson) 00172649 • Holy Spirit, Come Today (Johnson/Martin/Martin) 00197960 • Live Your Love (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031296 • A Resurrection Declaration (Johnson/Thornhill) 00197695 • Spirit of the Living God (arr. Martin) 00151137 • Wings of Your Love (Martin/Drennan) 35031245

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Sunday

11

Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-2:4a or Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

Themes: Creation is described; how amazing it is that God is mindful of humans, His name is majestic over all the earth; Paul offers a benediction to the Corinthian church; Jesus issues the Great Commission.

Suggested Anthems: Committin’ This Day (Johnson/arr. Sorenson) 35031230 • Fanfare and Concertato on “To God Be the Glory” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031246 • For Your Beauty (Sorenson) 35031288 • God of Grace and Glory (Martin) 35030951 • Great Are You, Lord (arr. Sorenson) 00196895 • Holy Is the Lord! (Larson) 00172649 • Let All Creation Sing (Schütz/Drennan) 35031298 • Live Your Love (Martin/Nordmeyer) 35031296 • No Other Name (Roseberry/arr. Besig) 35031241 • A Prayer To the Trinity (Mauldin/Stewart) 00197961 • We’ve a Story to Tell (Berry) 35031224

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday after Pentecost

18

Scriptures: Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7); Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)

Themes: Abraham and Sarah have a son, Isaac; because the Lord heard his supplications, the psalmist offers a thanksgiving sacrifice to the Lord; the Lord instructs Moses to speak to the people, telling them that they are a priestly kingdom and a holy nation; believers are to make a joyful noise to the Lord and to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; believers are justified by grace and have peace with God through Jesus Christ; the twelve disciples are sent.

Suggested Anthems: Celtic Psalm of Praise (Martin/Martin/arr. Larson) 35031272 • Fanfare and Concertato on “To God Be the Glory” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031246 • The Gift (Martin) 35031216 • Grace Wins (arr. Hogan) 00159435 • Jubilate Deo (Althouse) 35011776 • Let All Creation Sing (Schütz/Drennan) 35031298 • Let Us Bow Down (Shoemake/French/arr. Barrett) 35031229 • May the Peoples Praise You (00196013) • O Sing Unto the Lord (Ward/arr. Sorenson) 00194770 • You Sing Over Me (Sorenson) 35031219

 

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost

25

Scriptures: Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

Themes: Hagar and Ismael depart; the psalmist cries out to the Lord in distress; Jeremiah meets with persecution in his ministry; David prays to God in desperation; believers are to consider themselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Jesus Christ; if believers acknowledge Christ before others, He will acknowledge them before the Father in heaven.

Suggested Anthems: Committin’ This Day (Johnson/arr. Sorenson) 35031230 • God of Grace and Glory (Martin) 35030951 • Growing in Love (Dengler/Dengler) 35031103 • I Am Yours, Lord (Besig/Price) 35031209 • Jesus, You’re My Place (Sorenson) 35031242 • No Other Name (Roseberry/arr. Besig) 35031241 • Open Wide the Door of Mercy (Greig/arr. Nix) 35031284 • Savior, Come and Dwell in Me (Besig and Price/Besig) 35031208