Revised Common Lectionary—2013-2014

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December 1, 2013 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
World AIDS DAy

Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122 (UMH 845)
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

 

December 8, 2013 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (UMH 795)
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

December 15, 2013 [Blue or Purple or Pink]
Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Isaiah 35:1-10
Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

December 22, 2013 [Blue or Purple]
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801)
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

December 24, 2013 (White or Gold)
Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2013 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day

Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
John 1:1-14

December 29, 2013 [White or Gold]
First Sunday After Christmas Day

Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23

December 31, 2013 [White or Gold]
Watch Night or New Year's Eve
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

January 1, 2014
New Year's Day [White or Gold]

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

or

Holy Name of Jesus [White or Gold]
Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 8

Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11

Luke 2:15-21

 

January 5, 2014 [White or Gold]
Epiphany Sunday

(These readings may also be used on January 6.)
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

January 6, 2014 [White or Gold]
Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

January 12, 2014 [White or Gold]
Baptism of the Lord

First Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 42:1–9
Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17

January 19, 2014 [Green]
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Human Relations Day
Isaiah 49:1–7
Psalm 40:1–11 (UMH 774)
1 Corinthians 1:1–9
John 1:29–42

January 26, 2014 [Green]
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (UMH 758)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23

 

February 2, 2014 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 (UMH 747)
I Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

February 2, 2014 [White]
The Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24 (UMH 755)
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40

February 9, 2014
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Green)

Scouting Sunday
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)
Psalm 112:1-10 (UMH 833)
I Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)
Matthew 5:13-20

February 16, 2014 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8 (UMH 840)
I Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

February 23, 2014 (Green)
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Psalm 119:33-40 (UMH 840)
I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Matthew 5:38-48

 

 

March 2, 2014 [White or Gold]
Transfiguration Sunday

Exodus 24:12–18
Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
2 Peter 1:16–21
Matthew 17:1–9

March 5, 2014 [Purple]
Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1–17 (UMH 785)
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21

March 9, 2014 [Purple]
First Sunday in Lent

(Daylight Saving Time Begins)
Genesis 2:15–17; 3:1–7
Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
Romans 5:12–19
Matthew 4:1–11

March 16, 2014 [Purple]
Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 12:1–4a
Psalm 121 (UMH 844)
Romans 4:1–5, 13–17
John 3:1–17

March 23, 2014 [Purple]
Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 17:1–7
Psalm 95 (UMH 814)
Romans 5:1–11
John 4:5–42

March 30, 2014 [Purple]
Fourth Sunday in Lent

One Great Hour of Sharing
1 Samuel 16:1–13
Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
Ephesians 5:8–14
John 9:1–41

 

April 6, 2014 [Purple}
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Psalm 130 (UMH 848)
Romans 8:6–11
John 11:1–45

April 13, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple]
Palm/Passion Sunday

Liturgy of the Palms
Matthew 21:1–11
Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 (UMH 839)

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4–9a
Psalm 31:9–16 (UMH 764)
Philippians 2:5–11
Matthew 26:14–27:66
or Matthew 27:11–54


April 14, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple]
Monday of Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1–9
Psalm 36:5–11 (UMH 771)
Hebrews 9:11–15
John 12:1–11

April 15, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple]
Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1–7
Psalm 71:1–14 (UMH 794)
1 Corinthians 1:18–31
John 12:20–36

April 16, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple]
Wednesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 50:4–9a
Psalm 70 (UMH 793)
Hebrews 12:1–3
John 13:21–32

April 17, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple]
Holy Thursday

Exodus 12:1–4 (5–10) 11–14
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 (UMH 837)
1 Corinthians 11:23–26
John 13:1–17, 31b-35

April 18, 2014 [No Color]
Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Psalm 22 (UMH 752)
Hebrews 10:16–25
John 18:1–19:42

April 19, 2014
Holy Saturday [No Color]

Job 14:1-14
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 (UMH 764)
I Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66

April 19, 2014
Easter Vigil [White or Gold]
The number of readings may vary, but Exodus 14 and at least two other readings from the
Old Testament should be used in addition to the New Testament readings.


Old Testament Readings with Psalms or Canticles
Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26 or Psalm 33 (UMH 767)

Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13
Psalm 46 (UMH 780)

Genesis 22:1–18
Psalm 16 (UMH 748)

Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21
Exodus 15:1b –13, 17–18 (UMH 135)

Isaiah 55:1–11
Isaiah 12:2–6

Ezekiel 36:24–28
Psalm 42 (UMH 777)

Ezekiel 37:1–14
Psalm 143 (UMH 856)

Second Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3–11
Psalm 114 (UMH 835)

Gospel Reading
Matthew 28:1–10

 

April 20, 2014 [White or Gold]
Easter Sunday

Festival of God’s Creation
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 (UMH 839)
Colossians 3:1–4
John 20:1–18
or Matthew 28:1–10

April 27, 2014 [White or Gold]
Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14a, 22–32
Psalm 16 (UMH 748)
1 Peter 1:3–9
John 20:19–31

 

 

May 4, 2014 [White or Gold]
Third Sunday of Easter

Native American Ministries Sunday
Acts 2:14a, 36–41
Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 (UMH 837)
1 Peter 1:17–23
Luke 24:13–35

May 11, 2014 [White or Gold]
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Festival of the Christian Home (Mother’s Day, USA)
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
1 Peter 2:19–25
John 10:1–10

May 18, 2014 [White or Gold]
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16 (UMH 764)
1 Peter 2:2–10
John 14:1–14

May 25, 2014 [White or Gold]
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8–20 (UMH 790)
1 Peter 3:13–22
John 14:15–21

May 29, 2014 [White or Gold]
Ascension of the Lord

(These readings may also be used the following Sunday.)
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

 

June 1, 2014 [White or Gold ]
Ascension Sunday

Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15–23
Luke 24:44–53

or

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1–10, 32–35 (UMH 792)
1 Peter 4:12–14; 5:6–11
John 17:1–11

June 8, 2014 [Red]
Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826)
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
John 7:37–39

June 15, 2014 [White]
Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost)
Peace with Justice Sunday
Father’s Day (USA)

Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
2 Corinthians 13:11–13
Matthew 28:16–20

June 22, 2014 [Green]
Second Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 or Psalm 17 (UMH 749)
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39

June 29, 2014 [Green]
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 22:1–14
Psalm 13 (UMH 746)
Romans 6:12–23
Matthew 10:40–42

 

 

July 6, 2014 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49,58–67
Psalm 45:10–17 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)
Romans 7:15–25a
Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

July 13, 2014 [Green]
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 25:19–34
Psalm 119:105–112 or Psalm 25 (UMH 756)
Romans 8:1–11
Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

July 20, 2014 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 28:10–19a
Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 (UMH 854)
Romans 8:12–25
Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

July 27, 2014 [Green]
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 29:15–28
Psalm 105:1–11, 45b (UMH 828)
Romans 8:26–39
Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52

 

 

August 3, 2014 [Green]
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 32:22–31
Psalm 17:1–7, 15 (UMH 749)
Romans 9:1–5
Matthew 14:13–21

August 10, 2014 [Green]
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28
Psalm 105:1–6, 16–22, 45b (UMH 828)
Romans 10:5–15
Matthew 14:22–33

August 17, 2014 [Green]
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 45:1–15
Psalm 133 (UMH 850)
Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32
Matthew 15: (10–20) 21–28

August 24, 2014 [Green]
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 1:8–2:10
Psalm 124 (UMH 846)
Romans 12:1–8
Matthew 16:13–20

August 31, 2014 [Green]
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 3:1–15
Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c (UMH 828)
Romans 12:9–21
Matthew 16:21–28

 

 

September 7, 2014 [Green]
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Season of Creation Begins (Sundays of September)

Exodus 12:1–14
Psalm 149 or Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Romans 13:8–14
Matthew 18:15–20

September 14, 2014 [Green]
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 14:19–31
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20–21 (UMH 135)
Romans 14:1–12
Matthew 18:21–35

September 21, 2014 [Green]
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 16:2–15
Psalm 105:1–6, 37–45 or Psalm 78 (UMH 799)
Philippians 1:21–30
Matthew 20:1–16

September 28, 2014 [Green]
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 17:1–7
Psalm 78:1–4, 12–16 (UMH 799)
Philippians 2:1–13
Matthew 21:23–32

 

 

October 5, 2014 [Green]
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
A Season of Saints Begins (through All Saints Day or Sunday)

Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33–46

October 12, 2014 [Green]
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Children’s Sabbath
Exodus 32:1–14
Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23 (UMH 829)
Philippians 4:1–9
Matthew 22:1–14

October 19, 2014 [Green]
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Laity Sunday
Exodus 33:12–23
Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
Matthew 22:15–22

October 26, 2014 [Green]
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Deuteronomy 34:1–12
Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17 (UMH 789)
1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
Matthew 22:34–46

 

 

 

 

November 1, 2014 [White or Red]
All Saints Day

Revelation 7:9–17
Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
1 John 3:1–3
Matthew 5:1–121

November 2, 2014
All Saints Sunday [White or Red]

(Daylight Saving Time Ends)
Revelation 7:9–17
Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
1 John 3:1–3
Matthew 5:1–12

or

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost [Green]
Joshua 3:7–17
Psalm 107:1–7, 33–37 (UMH 830)
1 Thessalonians 2:9–13
Matthew 23:1–12
(May be used on first Sunday in November)

November 9, 2014
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost [Green]
Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Extended Advent Begins [Purple or Blue]
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7 (UMH 799)
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

November 16, 2014 [Green]
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Extended Advent 2 [Purple or Blue]
Judges 4:1–7
Psalm 123 or Psalm 76 (UMH 797)
1 Thessalonians 5:1–11
Matthew 25:14–30

November 23, 2014 [White or Gold]
Christ the King or Reign of Christ

Bible Sunday
Extended Advent 3 [Purple or Blue]
Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
Ephesians 1:15–23
Matthew 25:31–46

November 27, 2014 [Red or Green]
Thanksgiving Day

Deuteronomy 8:7–18
Psalm 65 (UMH 789)
2 Corinthians 9:6–15
Luke 17:11–19

November 30, 2014 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent, Year B

United Methodist Student Day
Isaiah 64:1–9
Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19 (UMH 801)
1 Corinthians 1:3–9
Mark 13:24–37

 

 

December 7, 2014 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 40:1–11
Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 (UMH 806)
2 Peter 3:8–15a
Mark 1:1–8

December 14, 2014 [Purple or Blue]
Third Sunday of Advent
, Year B
Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11
Psalm 126 (UMH 847)
1 Thessalonians 5:16–24
John 1:6–8, 19–28

December 21, 2014 [Purple or Blue]
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16
Luke 1:47–55 (UMH 199)
Romans 16:25–27
Luke 1:26–38

December 24, 2014 [White or Gold]
Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2–7
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1–20

December 25, 2014 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day

Isaiah 52:7–10
Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12)
John 1:1–14

December 28, 2014 [White or Gold]
First Sunday after Christmas Day

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40

December 31, 2014 [White or Gold]
Watch Night or New Year’s Eve (A,B,C)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

 

January 1, 2015
New Year's Day [White or Gold]

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

or

Holy Name of Jesus [White or Gold]
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 2:15-21

 

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