Fall Lectionary

­WORSHIP SONGS 2017

FALL WORSHIP PLANNING GUIDE

Lectionary A (July 2017-November 2017)

Lectionary B (December 2017-February 2018)

 JULY­­ 2017

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
2
Scriptures: Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42
Themes: Abraham’s faith is tested, but God provides a sacrificial lamb in place of Isaac; the psalmist longs for God’s deliverance, and continues to trust in the Lord’s unfailing love; the prophet Jeremiah responds to Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord; the psalmist will sing of the Lord’s love and faithfulness forever as the Lord has sworn to establish David’s line forever; believers have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness; anyone who does a kindness for the Lord’s servants does a kindness for the Lord.
Suggested Anthems: Fanfare and Concertato on “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031571 • Here I Am, Lord (arr. Leavitt) 00201275 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • Trust in the Lord (Dilworth) 00226318 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
9
Scriptures: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145:8-14; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Themes: The events leading to the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah are recounted in scripture; the psalmist describes the beautiful relationship between Christ the King and the church; Zion’s King is coming, and He will proclaim peace to the nations and His rule will extend from sea to sea; the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love; Paul describes the war against sin that is raging within him and thanks God for salvation through Jesus Christ; Jesus entreats those that are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest.
Suggested Anthems: I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Patriotic Medley (arr. Red and Joubert) 35031697 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
16
Scriptures: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Themes: Esau sells his birthright to Jacob; the psalmist declares that God’s word is a lamp for his feet, and a light on his path; the Lord’s word will not return to Him empty, as it will achieve the purpose for which He sent it; David praises the Lord for all of his abundant gifts and provisions; believers are no longer under condemnation because they have been set free by the Spirit from the law of sin and death; Jesus teaches the large crowds by way of parables, and he explains the parable of the seed and the sower.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • In Moments of Quiet (Martin/Johnson) 35031653 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
23
Scriptures: Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Themes: Jacob sees a ladder reaching into heaven, and God promises him that he and his offspring will bless all the families of the earth; the psalmist marvels at the Lord’s intimate knowledge of him, and invites the Lord to search his heart and try his thoughts; the Lord declares that He is the first and the last, and there is no other god beside Him; the psalmist longs for the Lord to teach him His way, and gives thanks to the Lord for his goodness and protection; believers suffer with the Lord so that they may be glorified with Him, and all of creation longs to be set free from bondage.
Suggested Anthems: His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • In Moments of Quiet (Martin/Johnson) 35031653 • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
30
Scriptures: Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Themes: Jacob serves Laban in order to marry Rachel; we are to seek the Lord and His strength continually; Solomon asked the Lord for a wise and discerning mind to govern His people, and the Lord grants his request; all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, and nothing shall separate us from the love of God through Jesus Christ; Jesus teaches about the kingdom of heaven by using parables.
Suggested Anthems: In Moments of Quiet (Martin/Johnson) 35031653 • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

AUGUST

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
6
Scriptures: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21
Themes: Jacob wrestles with God; the psalmist prays to the Lord from a pure heart for vindication; the Lord issues an invitation to come to Him, listen, and live; the Lord is near to those who call on Him, and saves those that fear Him; Paul has unceasing sorrow in his heart as he considers the condition of the house of Israel; Jesus miraculously feeds the five thousand.
Suggested Anthems: Here I Am, Lord (arr. Leavitt) 00201275 • In Moments of Quiet (Martin/Johnson) 35031653 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
13
Scriptures: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33
Themes: Joseph’s brothers sell him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver; the psalmist exhorts people to praise the Lord and recounts the Lord’s deliverance of Joseph; the Lord promises Elijah that he will spare seven thousand in Israel, those that have not bowed to Baal; the Lord speaks peace to His people, to those that have turned to Him in their hearts; if we confess with our lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved; Peter walks on the water with the Lord.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • Here In This Place (Mock/arr. López) 35031563 • In Moments of Quiet (Martin/Johnson) 35031653 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
20
Scriptures: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
Themes: Joseph reveals himself to his brothers; it is good and pleasant when believers are in unity with one another; continue to live rightly and justly, for soon the Lord’s salvation will come, and His deliverance will be revealed; the psalmist prays that the Lord will continue to make His face shine upon His people; God has not rejected His people, the descendants of Abraham; the Lord heals a Canaanite women’s daughter.
Suggested Anthems: A Celebration of Creative Worship (Clarke/Sorenson) 35031625 • Christ’s Love Compels Us (York/Schwoebel) 35031302 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • Here I Am, Lord (arr. Leavitt) 00201275 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
27
Scriptures: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Themes: Pharaoh’s daughter takes Moses as her son; if it had not been for the Lord, Israel would have perished; the Lord’s salvation and deliverance will be forever; the psalmist knows that he is preserved by the right hand of the Lord; believers are to present themselves as a living sacrifice to the Lord and to serve the church with the gifts that have been gifted to them; Simon Peter confesses that Jesus is the Messiah.
Suggested Anthems: A Celebration of Creative Worship (Clarke/Sorenson) 35031625 • Here In This Place (Mock/arr. López) 35031563 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

SEPTEMBER

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
3
Scriptures: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Themes: The Lord speaks to Moses from the burning bush and commands him to deliver His people from Pharaoh; the psalmist gives thanks to the Lord and remembers how God sent Moses to deliver His people; Jeremiah complains to the Lord about the problems he has endured, and God reminds him of His promises; the psalmist prays from a pure heart for vindication; Paul explains how to live the Christian life and live in unity together; believers are to deny themselves, take up their crosses, and follow Jesus.
Suggested Anthems: A Celebration of Creative Worship (Clarke/Sorenson) 35031625 • Christ’s Love Compels Us (York/Schwoebel) 35031302 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10
Scriptures: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20
Themes: The Lord gives instructions for the Passover to Moses and Aaron; Israel should be glad in its Maker and the children of Zion should rejoice in their King; the Lord declares that He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; the psalmist longs for understanding and desires to follow the statues of God; Paul exhorts believers to love their neighbors as themselves and lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; Jesus explains how believers are to deal with quarrels and personal injuries.
Suggested Anthems: Christ’s Love Compels Us (York/Schwoebel) 35031302 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593 

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
17
Scriptures: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21; Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35
Themes: God parts the Red Sea for the Israelites to pass; the earth trembles at the presence of the Lord, the God of Jacob; Joseph forgives his brothers and reassures them that he will provide for them and their families; the Lord loves those who fear Him and removes their sin from them as far as the east is from the west; believers are not to judge other believers, as we are all accountable to God; Jesus explains to Peter the concept of biblical forgiveness.
Suggested Anthems: Christ’s Love Compels Us (York/Schwoebel) 35031302 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
24
Scriptures: Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16
Themes: The Lord hears the complaining of the Israelites; the psalmist remembers how the Lord provided for the Israelites in the wilderness; Jonah complains because God spared the city of Nineveh; the psalmist declares that all generations will declare the mighty acts of the Lord; believers are to live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ; Jesus teaches that the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner hiring laborers for his vineyard.
Suggested Anthems: For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Shout to the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593 

OCTOBER

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
1
Scriptures: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32
Themes: The Israelites once again test the Lord in the wilderness; the psalmist recounts how God provided for His people in the wilderness; the Lord exhorts the house of Israel to turn from the transgressions and repent; the psalmist prays for understanding, mercy and forgiveness; at the name of Jesus every knee will bend and every tongue will confess that He is Lord; Jesus speaks with the chief priests and the elders in the temple.
Suggested Anthems: For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Here I Am, Lord (arr. Leavitt) 00201275 • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8
Scriptures: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
Themes: God gives the Ten Commandments; the heavens tell the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork; the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and God will remove its hedges and break down its wall; the psalmist prays that God will once again have regard for the house of Israel; Paul regards everything as loss compared to the value of knowing Christ; Jesus speaks in a parable to the chief priests and Pharisees.
Suggested Anthems: His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
15
Scriptures: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
Themes: The Israelites create false gods for themselves in the wilderness, and Moses intercedes on their behalf; the psalmist praises the Lord and recalls how Moses interceded for the Israelites in the wilderness; Isaiah speaks of how the Lord will be glorified and exalted; the Lord is the psalmist’s shepherd; believers are not to worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, they are to bring their supplications to God; Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a king giving a wedding banquet.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • Here In This Place (Mock/arr. López) 35031563 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • Psalm 23 (Sorenson) 00225668 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • With Simple Faith (McCartha) 35031565 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
22
Scriptures: Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13); 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
Themes: Moses asks for God to show him His glory; the psalmist recalls how Moses, Aaron, and Samuel called upon the Lord and kept His decrees; the Lord gives Cyrus a commission; believers are to sing a new song to the Lord and tell of His salvation from day to day; Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy greet the Thessalonian church and give thanks for them; the Pharisees seek to entrap Jesus by asking Him about taxes paid to the emperor.
Suggested Anthems: Day by Day (Johnson) 00233429 • Fanfare and Concertato on “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031571 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • Oh Sing To the Lord (Kampen) 00200897 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
29
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
Themes: Moses sees the Promised Land but is not allowed to enter it; a prayer that the favor of the Lord will remain upon His people; God declares that the people of Israel shall be holy, for He is holy; happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, but find their delight in the law of the Lord; the Thessalonian church is very dear to Paul; the Pharisees ask Jesus about the greatest commandment in an attempt to test Him.
Suggested Anthems: Day by Day (Johnson) 00233429 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • In This Sacred Hour (Mock/arr. López) 35031640 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593 

NOVEMBER

All Saints Day
1
Scriptures: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12
Themes: A great multitude gathers before the throne in heaven and declares that, “Salvation belongs to our God!”; the Lord redeems the life of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned; God’s children will one day be like Him, for they will see Him as He is; Jesus and the beatitudes;

Suggested Anthems: Come Along Home to Jesus (Mock/McCartha) 00232122 • Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Psalm of Exaltation (Martin) 00193175 • Trust in the Lord (Dilworth) 00226318 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
5
Scriptures: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 43; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12
Themes: Joshua is given command of the priests who bear the Ark of the Covenant; give thanks to the Lord, for He redeems His people from trouble; the Lord pronounces judgment upon the prophets who lead His people astray; the psalmist takes refuge in God; Paul urges the Thessalonians to remember his ministry and care among them; Jesus teaches that all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Suggested Anthems: Day by Day (Johnson) 00233429 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Here I Am, Lord (arr. Leavitt) 00201275 • Here In This Place (Mock/arr. López) 35031563 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • My Lighthouse (arr. Angerman) 00231512 • Trust in the Lord (Dilworth) 00226318 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Within These Walls (Sorenson) 00226326 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
12
Scriptures: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24; Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Themes: Joshua encourages the people of Israel to reject false gods and serve the Lord; believers are to tell the coming generation of the glorious works for God, so that they will place their hope in Him and keep His commandment; wisdom is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her; the psalmist pleads for deliverance; the second coming of the Lord is discussed; the kingdom of heaven is explained in the parable of the ten bridesmaids and the bridegroom.
Suggested Anthems: Come Along Home to Jesus (Mock/McCartha) 00232122 • Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Glorious Deeds of the Lord
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
19
Scriptures: Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
Themes: The Lord sells the Israelites to King Jabin of Canaan, and they plead for help; the psalmist pleads for mercy; the day of the Lord’s wrath is described; the psalmist encourages us to count our days so that we may gain a wise heart; be prepared, as the day of the Lord is coming like a thief in the night; Jesus teaches through the parable of the master and the talents.
Suggested Anthems: Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Thanksgiving Day
23
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 17:11-19
Themes: The people of Israel are exhorted to not forget the Lord who brought them out of Egypt and out of the house of slavery; God answers delivers us with awesome deeds, by His strength He establishes the mountains and silences the seas; the one who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will reap bountifully, for God loves a cheerful giver; Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one offers praise to God.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • For the Beauty of the Earth (Leavitt) 00211149 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • Nothing Left To Say (Angerman/Martin) 35031635 • A Thanksgiving Canticle (Martin/Nix) 35031663 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301

Reign of Christ/Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
26
Scriptures: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
Themes: The Lord vows to be the shepherd of His sheep; enter the Lord’s gates with thanksgiving, and enter His courts with praise, give thanks to Him and bless His name; the Lord vows to be the shepherd of His sheep; we are to sing to the Lord and make a joyful to the rock of our salvation; Paul continues to offer thanks for the church at Ephesus, and prays for wisdom and revelation on their behalf; when the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will put the sheep at His right hand, and the goats at His left.
Suggested Anthems: Come Along Home to Jesus (Mock/McCartha) 00232122 • Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • Fanfare and Concertato on “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” (arr. Nix and Paige) 35031571 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • Jesus (arr. Kingsmore) 00226466 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • Oh Sing To the Lord (Kampen) 00200897 • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Martin/Nix) 35031693 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Lectionary B (begins December 3, 2017)

DECEMBER

First Sunday of Advent
3
Scriptures: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Themes: We are the clay and the Lord is the potter, we are the work of His hands; the psalmist prays for restoration; Paul gives thanks to God for the work He is doing in the Corinthian church; believers are exhorted to stay awake, as we do not know when we will see the Son of Man coming with great power and glory.
Suggested Anthems: Advent Coventry Carol (arr. Sorenson) 35031566 • Advent Hymn (arr. Martin) 00226285 • An Advent Song (Fair/arr. Martin) 35031562 • Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait For You (Myers/Foley) 35031624 • A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Come to the House of the Lord (McCartha) 35031629 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • From the Ashes (Something Beautiful He Brings) (Stewart/Larson) 35031644 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Light One Candle (arr. Sorenson) 35031641 • O Savior, Open Heaven Wide (Stewart/Purifoy) 00225432 • Prepare the Way of the Lord (Krimm/arr. Nordmeyer) 00232124 • Shine On Our World Today (Metzger) 35031652 • Time For Rejoicing (Dengler/arr. Dengler) 35031598 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • When Morning Dawns (Martin) 00226284 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Second Sunday of Advent
10
Scriptures: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
Themes: Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the Lord offers peace to His people, to those that are faithful and turn to Him in their hearts; the Lord is patient and does not want anyone to perish, but the day of the Lord will eventually come like a thief in the night; John the Baptist is sent to prepare the way of the Lord.
Suggested Anthems: Advent Coventry Carol (arr. Sorenson) 35031566 • Advent Hymn (arr. Martin) 00226285 • An Advent Song (Fair/arr. Martin) 35031562 • Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait For You (Myers/Foley) 35031624 • A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Come to the House of the Lord (McCartha) 35031629 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • From the Ashes (Something Beautiful He Brings) (Stewart/Larson) 35031644 • Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • Light One Candle (arr. Sorenson) 35031641 • O Savior, Open Heaven Wide (Stewart/Purifoy) 00225432 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Prepare the Way of the Lord (Krimm/arr. Nordmeyer) 00232124 • Shine On Our World Today (Metzger) 35031652 • Time For Rejoicing (Dengler/arr. Dengler) 35031598 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637 • When Morning Dawns (Martin) 00226284 • Your Church To All (Stewart/Purifoy) 35031593

Third Sunday of Advent
17
Scriptures: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Themes: The Lord will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations; Mary magnifies the Lord and rejoices in God her Savior; believers are exhorted to always rejoice, pray without ceasing, and give thanks; John confesses that he is not the Messiah, Elijah, or the prophet, but one preparing the way for the Messiah.
Suggested Anthems: Advent Coventry Carol (arr. Sorenson) 35031566 • Advent Hymn (arr. Martin) 00226285 • An Advent Song (Fair/arr. Martin) 35031562 • Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait For You (Myers/Foley) 35031624 • A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Come to the House of the Lord (McCartha) 35031629 • From the Ashes (Something Beautiful He Brings) (Stewart/Larson) 35031644 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • Light One Candle (arr. Sorenson) 35031641 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • O Savior, Open Heaven Wide (Stewart/Purifoy) 00225432 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Prepare the Way of the Lord (Krimm/arr. Nordmeyer) 00232124 • Shine On Our World Today (Metzger) 35031652 • Time For Rejoicing (Dengler/arr. Dengler) 35031598 • When Morning Dawns (Martin) 00226284

Fourth Sunday of Advent
24
Scriptures: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
Themes: God promises to make a dynasty for the house of David and establish Israel; Mary magnifies the Lord and rejoices in God her Savior; Paul ascribes glory to God through Jesus Christ; the angel Gabriel visits Mary and declares to her that she will bear a son, and she will name Him Jesus.
Suggested Anthems: Advent Coventry Carol (arr. Sorenson) 35031566 • Advent Hymn (arr. Martin) 00226285 • An Advent Song (Fair/arr. Martin) 35031562 • Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait For You (Myers/Foley) 35031624 • A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Come to the House of the Lord (McCartha) 35031629 • From the Ashes (Something Beautiful He Brings) (Stewart/Larson) 35031644 • Let the Earth Resound with Praise! (Williams/Martin) 35031553 • Light One Candle (arr. Sorenson) 35031641 • O Savior, Open Heaven Wide (Stewart/Purifoy) 00225432 • Prepare the Way of the Lord (Krimm/arr. Nordmeyer) 00232124 • Shine On Our World Today (Metzger) 35031652 • Time For Rejoicing (Dengler/arr. Dengler) 35031598 • When Morning Dawns (Martin) 00226284

Nativity of the Lord (Proper I-III)/Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
24/25
Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20); Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Psalm 97; Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20; Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John 1:1-14
Themes: The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light; the psalmist exhorts us to sing a new song to the Lord; we are to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives during this age; the birth of Jesus is recounted; God describes a wonderful future for the house of Israel; the Lord is most high over the earth, and is exalted above all false gods; when we were saved, it was not because of righteousness on our part, but because of the Lord’s mercy; the birth of Jesus is recounted; Zion is exalted to rejoice; we are sing to the Lord a new song, because He has done great things; God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets, but He has spoken to us by His Son; Jesus gives a person the power to become a child of God if that person will receive Him and believe in His name.
Suggested Anthems: Bethlehem Joy (Drennan) 35031576 • A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Born Today, Hodie! (Mock/arr. López) 35031600 • Children, Go Tell It On the Mountain (arr. Martin) 35031549 • Christ Is Born! (arr. Paige) 00225665 • A Christmas Remembering (Martin/Nix) 35031604 • Glory Be To God (Martin/Colson) 35031639 • Great Joy To the World (Ware) 35031634 • Join the Angels (arr. Angerman) 00231192 • Let the Earth Resound with Praise! (Williams/Martin) 35031553 • Mighty Good News (Eggleston/Johnson) 35031662 • Noel (arr. Sorenson) 00225435 • O Little Town of Bethlehem (The Glory of Christmas) (arr. Larson) 00231196 • Precious Child, So Sweetly Sleeping (Nordmeyer) 35031607 • Receive Our King (arr. Hogan) 00226430 • Rocking Carols (arr. Purifoy) 00231191 • The Songs of Christmas (Frombach/Dengler) 35031564 • Swing Down, Angels (Graham/Nix) 00225713 • Three Christmas Flourishes (Malinchock/Paige) 35031577 • Three English Carols (arr. Pethel) 35031592 • Tiny Baby, Love Divine (Price/Besig) 35031575 • A Quiet Invitation (Martin/Nix) 35031636 • Rejoice (arr. Leavitt) 00201279 • Sing Noel, Alleluia! (arr. Leavitt) 00211154 • Sleeping Adonai (Sorenson) 35031556 • Unto Us (Sorenson) 35031559

First Sunday after Christmas Day
31
Scriptures: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
Themes: Zion shall become a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of God; all creation is exhorted to praise the Lord; because of our faith in Jesus, we are now children of God; Simeon sees and blesses the child Jesus.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • In This Sacred Hour (Mock/arr. López) 35031640 • I Will Give Joyful Thanks (Nolan) 00232072 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (arr. Sorenson) 35031568 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Shout to the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465

JANUARY 2018

Holy Name of Jesus/New Year’s Day
1
Scriptures: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21
Themes: The Lord blesses Aaron and his sons; the Lord’s name is majestic in all the earth and His name is above the heavens; believers are to have the same mind that was in Christ Jesus; the shepherds visit Jesus, and Mary treasures and ponders things in her heart.
Suggested Anthems: I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • More Like You, Lord, May I Be (Stewart/Nix) 00226325 • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Martin/Nix) 35031693 • Shout to the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • With Simple Faith (McCartha) 35031565

Epiphany of the Lord
6
Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46
Themes: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven; the Lord’s name is majestic in all the earth and His name is above the heavens; God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, and He will eventually make all things new; when the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will place the sheep at His right hand, and the goats at His left.
Suggested Anthems: A Blessing of Light (Martin) 35031546 • Come Along Home to Jesus (Mock/McCartha) 00232122 • Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • I Want To Walk As a Child of the Light (arr. Purifoy) 35031645 • Join the Angels (arr. Angerman) 00231192 • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Martin/Nix) 35031693 • Unto Us (Sorenson) 35031559 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Baptism of the Lord/First Sunday after Epiphany
7
Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11
Themes: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; heavenly beings are to ascribe to the Lord glory and strength; in Ephesus, Paul baptizes about twelve disciples in the name of the Lord Jesus; John, in the Jordan River, baptizes Jesus.
Suggested Anthems: Do You Know My Jesus (arr. Pethel) 35031579 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Martin/Nix) 35031693 • Shout to the Lord (arr. Angerman) 00226465 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301

Second Sunday after Epiphany
14
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51
Themes: The Lord calls and speaks to Samuel, and, as Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and allowed none of his words fall to the ground; the psalmist marvels at how intimately the Lord knows him; our bodies are members of Christ, and, because of this, we should shun fornication; Jesus calls Nathanael to be His disciple.
Suggested Anthems: Do You Know My Jesus (arr. Pethel) 35031579 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • Your Love Is My Song (Peterson) 35031599

Third Sunday after Epiphany
21
Scriptures: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
Themes: Jonah warns Nineveh of the coming judgment and, following their repentance, God spares the city; God is the psalmist’s rock, salvation, and fortress; this present world is quickly passing away, and believers are to live their lives with a focus on things eternal; Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James, and John to be His disciples and fishers of men.
Suggested Anthems: Come Along Home to Jesus (Mock/McCartha) 00232122 • Do You Know My Jesus (arr. Pethel) 35031579 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Goin’ to Live with God (arr. Purifoy) 00232717 • Grace Will Lead Me Home (arr. Angerman) 00232200 • His Word, Forever Unchanging (Mock/arr. Büda) 35031590 • Home (arr. Hamby) 00226461I • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • One Step Away (arr. Hogan) 00226409 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 • Use Me, Lord (Price/Besig) 35031301 • We Believe (arr. Sorenson) 35031637

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
28
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28
Themes: The Lord promises to raise a prophet like Moses; the psalmist ascribes greatness to the works of God; believers are to make sure that the liberty they posses in Christ does not becoming a stumbling block for those who are weak in the faith; Jesus teaches in the synagogue at Capernaum and heals a man possessed by a demon.
Suggested Anthems: Declare Your Maker’s Praise (arr. Larson) 35031630 • The Family of Faith (Martin) 35031631 • For God’s Glory (Myers/McCartha) 35031594 • Pacem (Dengler) 35016558 • Praise the Name of the Lord (Austin/Huguley/arr. Nix) 35031700 

FEBRUARY 2018

Presentation of the Lord
2
Scriptures: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
Themes: When the Lord comes to His temple, He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the descendants of Levi; the psalmist declares that it is better to spend one day in the courts of the Lord than one thousand elsewhere; because the Lord Jesus was tested by what He suffered, He is able to help those who are being tested; Simeon sees and blesses the child Jesus.
Suggested Anthems: Glory Hallelujah! (Kerrick/arr. Raney) 35031646 • I’d Rather Have Jesus (arr. Martin) 35031690 • Jesus, Be Near to Me (arr. Sorenson) 35031602 • Jesus, My Morning Song (Thornhill/Nix) 35031597 • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Martin/Nix) 35031693