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“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

March 31, 2019 4th Sunday in Lent Purple

Joshua 5:9-12; Ps 32 (UMH 766);

2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 UMCOR Sunday

April 7, 2019 5th Sunday in Lent Purple

Isaiah 43:16-21; Ps 126 (UMH 847);

Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

April 14, 2019 Palm/Passion Sunday Red or Purple

Liturgy of the Palms: Luke 19:28-40; Ps 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

April 15, 2019 Monday of Holy Week Red or Purple

Isaiah 42:1-9; Ps 36:5-11 (UMH 771);

Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

April 16, 2019 Tuesday of Holy Week Red or Purple

Isaiah 49:1-7; Ps 71:1-14 (UMH 794);

I Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36

April 17, 2019 Wednesday of Holy Week Red or Purple

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Ps 70 (UMH 793);

Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32

April 18, 2019 Holy Thursday Red or Purple

Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14; Ps 116:1-4, 12-19 (UMH 837);

1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-7, 31b-35

April 19, 2019 Good Friday No colors

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Ps 22 (UMH 752);

Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42

April 20, 2019 Easter Vigil White or Gold

Number of readings may vary, but should include Ex. 14 + at least 2 other OT readings + the NT

readings. Psalms or canticles are responses to each OT and Epistle reading. Old Testament

Readings & Psalms (A,B,C): Gen 1:1-2:4a; Ps 136:1-9, 23-26 or Ps 33 (UMH 767)

Gen 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13;Ps 46 (UMH 780) , Gen 22:1-18; Ps 16 (UMH 748)

April 21, 2019 Easter Day April 22: Earth Day White or Gold

Acts 10:34-43; Ps 118:1-2,14-24 April 25: World Malaria Day

(UMH 839); 1 Cor 15:19-26; Jn 20:1-18 or Lk 24:1-12 Apr. 26: Arbor Day

Apr 28, 2019 2nd Sun of Easter May 2: Nat’l Day of Prayer (USA) White or Gold

Acts 5:27-32, Ps 150 (UMH 862); Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Rev 1:4-8; Jn 20:19-31 May 1 (USA): Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 5, 2019 3rd Sun of Easter Cinco de Mayo White or Gold

Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Ps 30 (UMH 762) May 6-12: Christian Family Week

Rev 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-9 Native American Ministries Sunday

May 12, 2019 4th Sun of Easter Mother’s Day (USA) White or Gold

Acts 9:36-43; Ps 23 (UMH 754 or 137); Rev 7:9-17; Jn 10:22-30

Festival of the Christian Home; Older Adult Recognition Day: any day in May

May: Christian Home Month May 18-19: Change the World Weekend

May 19, 2019 5th Sunday of Easter White or Gold

Acts 11:1-18; Ps 148 (UMH 861); May 24: Aldersgate Day

Rev 21:1-6; Jn 13:31-35 Heritage Sunday

May 26, 2019 6th Sun of Easter May 27: Memorial Day (USA) White or Gold

Acts 16: 9-15; Ps 67 (UMH 791); Rev 21:10, 22-22:5; Jn 14:23-29

May 30: Ascension Day – white or gold (may use readings for Sunday, 6/2)

Acts1:1-11; Ps 47 (UMH 781) Eph 1:15-23; Lk 24:44-53

June 2, 2019 7th Sun of Easter Ascension of the Lord White or Gold

Acts 16:16-34; Ps 97 (UMH 816); (may use May 30th readings)

Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; Jn 17:20-26

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Red

Acts 2:1-21; Ps 104;24-34, 35b (UMH 826); Romans 8:14-17; Jn

14:8-17 (25-27)

June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday 1st Sun after Pentecost White

Prov 8:1-4, 22-31; Ps 8 (UMH 743); Father’s Day (USA)

Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 Peace with Justice Sunday

June 23, 2019 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Green

1 Kings 19:1-15a; Psalm 42 (UMH 777);

Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 John Wesley born 1703

June 30, 2019 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Green

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Ps 77:1-2, 11-20 (UMH 798); Gal 5:1, 13-25; Lk

9:51-62

July 7, 2019 4th Sunday after Pentecost Green

2 Kings 5:1-14; Ps 30 (UMH 762);

Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16; Lk 10:1-11, 16-20

July 4: Independence Day (USA)

July 14, 2019 5th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82 (UMH 804);

Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37

July 21, 2019 6th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52 or 82 (UMH 804);

Colossians 1:15-28; Lk 10:38-42

July 28, 2019 7th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85 (UMH 806);

Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19); Luke 11:1-13

August 4, 2019 8th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 830);

Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

Great Day of Singing: any Sunday in August or during the year

August 11, 2019 9th Sunday after Pentecost Green

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, 2019 10th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (UMH 801);

Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56

August 25, 2019 11th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794); Hebrews 12:18-29;

Luke 13:10-17

September 1, 2019 12th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jer 2:4-13; Ps 81:1, 10-16 Season of Creation: Month of September

(UMH 803); Heb 13:1-8, 15-16; Lk 14:1, 7-14 Sept. 2: Labor Day (USA)

September 8, 2019 13th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jer 18 1-11; Ps 139:1-6, 13-18 (UMH 854); Philemon 1-21;

Luke 14:25-33

September 15, 2019 14th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Ps 14 (UMH 746);

1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-10 Hispanic Heritage Month Sept.15–Oct.15

September 22, 2019 15th Sunday after Pentecost Green

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, 2019 16th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jer 32:1-3a, 6-15; Ps 91:1-6, 14-16 (UMH 810); 1 Tim 6:6-19;

Luke 16:19-31 Season of Saints: October 1 through All Saints Day

October 6, 2019 17th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Lam 1:1-6; Psalm 137 (UMH 852); World Communion Sunday

2 Tim 1:1-14; Lk 17:5-10 Children’s Sabbath: Fri. Oct 18—Sun. Oct 20

October 13, 2019 18th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12 (UMH 790);

2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

October 20, 2019 19th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 19 (UMH 750);

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 Laity Sunday

October 27, 2019 20th Sunday after Pentecost Green

Joel 2:23-32; Ps 65 (UMH 789); 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14

Nov 3, 2019 All Saints Sunday-Red or White 21st Sun after Pentecost-Green

For All Saints Sunday use readings for Nov. 1. (Daylight Saving Time ends 2 a.m.)

For 25th Sunday after Pentecost: Hab 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Ps 119:137-144

(UMH 840); 2 Thess 1:1-4; 11-12; Lk19:1-10

Nov. 10, 2019 22nd Sun after Pentecost Nov.11: Veterans Day (USA) Green

Hag 1:15b-2:9; Ps 145 1-5, 17-21 (UMH 857); 2 Thess 2:1-5, 13-17; Lk 20:27-38

Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 17, 2019 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Green

Isaiah 65:17-25; Isa 12 or Ps 118 (UMH 839);

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 Bible Sunday

November 24, 2019 Christ the King/Reign of Christ White

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79 (UMH 208);

Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

December 1, 2019 1st Sunday of Advent (Yr. A) Purple or Blue

Isaiah 2:1-5; Ps 122 (UMH 845); Rom 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Dec 1: World Aids Day United Methodist Student Day

December 8, 2019 2nd Sunday of Advent (Yr. A) Purple or Blue

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (UMH 795);

Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

December 15, 2019 3rd Sunday of Advent (Yr. A) Purple or Blue

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

Matthew 11:2-11

December 22, 2019 4th Sunday of Advent (Yr. A) Purple or Blue

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801);

Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve White or Gold

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815);

Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2019 Christmas Day White or Gold

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98 (UMH 818);

Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14 Kwanzaa Dec. 26-Jan. 1

December 29, 2019 1st Sunday after Christmas White or Gold

Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148 (UMH 861);

Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23

December 31, 2016 Watch Night/New Year (A,B,C) White or Gold

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8 (UMH 743); Revelation 21:1-6a;

Matthew 25:31-46