Worship

Revised Common Lectionary—2012-2013

Advent 2012 - Advent 2013


2013 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

2013 Revised Common Lectionary -- Sundays & Special Days Only (2 pages)
 

See The Consultation on Common Texts for information about the Revised Common Lectionary.

 

December 2, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

December 9, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

December 16, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

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

December 23, 2012 [Purple or Blue]
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:46b-55 (UMH 199)
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45

December 24, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Eve

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

December 25, 2012 [White or Gold]
Christmas Day

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

December 30, 2012 [White or Gold]
First Sunday After Christmas Day, Year C

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

 

December 31, 2012
New Year's Eve/Watch Night

 

January 1, 2013
New Year’s Day [White] (A, B and C)

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

The Holy Name of Jesus (A, B and C)
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Philippians 2:5-13
Luke 2:15-21

January 6, 2013 [White]
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 13, 2013 [White]
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 20, 2013 [Green]
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(Human Relations Day)

Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10 (UMH 771)
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

January 27, 2013 [Green]
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

February 3, 2013 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

February 10, 2013 [White]
Transfiguration Sunday

Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)

February 13, 2013 [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

February 17, 2013 [Purple]
First Sunday in Lent

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (UMH 810)
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

February 24, 2013 [Purple]
Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27 (UMH 758)
Philippians 3:17–4:1
Luke 13:31-35

March 3, 2013 [Purple]
Third Sunday in Lent

Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788)
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

March 10, 2013 [Purple]
Fourth Sunday in Lent

(One Great Hour of Sharing)

Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 17, 2013 [Purple]
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126 (UMH 847)
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

March 24, 2013
Palm/Passion Sunday [Red or Purple]

Liturgy of the Palms
Luke 19:28-40
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
Luke 22:14–23:56 (or Luke 23:1-49)

March 25, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Monday of Holy Week

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

March 26, 2013 [Red 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

March 27, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Wednesday of Holy Week

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

March 28, 2013 [Red or Purple]
Holy Thursday

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

March 29, 2013 [No Color]
Good Friday

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

March 30, 2013
Holy Saturday [No Color]

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

Easter Vigil [White]
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 and Psalms
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
Luke 24:1-12

March 31, 2013 [White]
Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839)
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
John 20:1-18 (or Luke 24:1-12)

April 7, 2013 [White]
Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 150 (UMH 862)
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

April 14, 2013 [White]
Third Sunday of Easter

(Native American Ministries Sunday)

Acts 9:1-6, 7-20
Psalm 30 (UMH 762)
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

 

April 21, 2013 [White]
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
Revelation 7:9-17
John 10:22-30

April 28, 2013 [White]
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

May 5, 2013 [White]
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67 (UMH 791)
Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5
John 14:23-29

May 9, 2013 [White]
Ascension Day

(These readings may also be used Sunday, May 12.)
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 (UMH 781)
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

May 12, 2013 [White]
Seventh Sunday of Easter

(Festival of the Christian Home/Mother’s Day)

(Readings for Ascension Day may be used)
Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97 (UMH 816)
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John 17:20-26

May 19, 2013 [Red]
Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826)
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17 (25-27)

 

May 26, 2013 [White]
Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost)

(Peace with Justice Sunday)

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

June 2, 2013 [Green]
Second Sunday after Pentecost

I Kings 18:20-39
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
Galatians 1:1-12
Luke 7:1-10

June 9, 2013 [Green]
Third Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 17:8-24
Psalm 146 (UMH 858)
Galatians 1:11-24
Luke 7:11-17

June 16, 2013 [Green]
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

(Father’s Day)

1 Kings 21:1-21a
Psalm 5:1-8 (UMH 742)
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36–8:3

June 23, 2013 [Green]
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost]

1 Kings 19:1-15a
Psalm 42 (UMH 777)
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

June 30, 2013 [Green]
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 (UMH 798)
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

 

July 4, 2013
Independence Day (U.S.A.)

 

July 7, 2013 [Green]
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30 (UMH 762)
Galatians 6:1-6 (7-16)
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

July 14, 2013 [Green]
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82 (UMH 804)
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

July 21, 2013 [Green]
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52 or Psalm 82 (UMH 804)
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

July 28, 2013 [Green]
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85 (UMH 806)
Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
Luke 11:1-13

August 4, 2013 [Green]
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 830)
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

August 11, 2013 [Green]
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 (UMH 783)
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

August 18, 2013 [Green]
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (UMH 801)
Hebrews 11:29–12:2
Luke 12:49-56

August 25, 2013 [Green]
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

September 1, 2013 [Green]
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16 (UMH 803)
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

September 8, 2013 [Green]
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (UMH 854)
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

September 15, 2013 [Green]
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14 (UMH 746)
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

September 22, 2013 [Green]
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 4 (UMH 741)
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

September 29, 2013 [Green]
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 (UMH 810)
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

October 6, 2013 [Green]
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

(World Communion Sunday)

Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137 (UMH 852)
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

 

October 13, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12 (UMH 790)
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

 

October 14, 2013 [Green]
(Thanksgiving Day, Canada)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
Philippians 4:4-9
John 6:25-35


 

October 20, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

(Laity Sunday)

Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

 

October 27, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65 (UMH 789)
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

 

 

November 1, 2013 [White]
All Saints Day
(May be used November 3)

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149 or Psalm 150 (UMH 862)
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2013 [White or Red]
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

(Readings from All Saints Day may be substituted)
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144 (UMH 840)
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

 

November 10, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Haggai 1:15b–2:9
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 (UMH 857)
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

November 17, 2013 [Green]
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12 or Psalm 118 (UMH 839)
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

 

November 24, 2013 [White or Gold]
Christ the King/Reign of Christ

(United Methodist Student Day)

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208)
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


November 28, 2013 [Green, White, or Red]
Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
Philippians 4:4-9
John 6:25-35

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

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

December 8, 2013 [Blue or Purple]
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]
Christmas Eve

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

December 25, 2013 [White]
Christmas Day

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

December 29, 2013 [White]
First Sunday after Christmas Day

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

December 31, 2013 (
Watch Night/New Year's Eve/New Year’s Day

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

See The Consultation on Common Texts for information about the Revised Common Lectionary.

United Methodist users are encouraged to see related resources for the liturgical year and Lectionary in The United Methodist Book of Worship, 238-421.

For additional planning helps, see "The Text This Week."

This listing of readings comes from The United Methodist Book of Worship and is adapted from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright  by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.

United Methodist users are encouraged to see related resources for the liturgical year and Lectionary in The United Methodist Book of Worship, 238-421.

 

For additional planning helps, see "The Text This Week."

This listing of readings comes from The United Methodist Book of Worship and is adapted from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright  by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.