Scripture Readings

Weekly Scripture Readings

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10/4/2020 – 17th Sunday after Trinity
Old Testament – Proverbs 25:6-14
Epistle – Ephesians 4:1-6
New Testament – Luke 14:1-11 – Sermon – Re-tell the story and apply with a theme of “a seat at the table” for a 
Christian comes with humility
 
10/11/2020 – 18th Sunday after Trinity
Old Testament – Deuteronomy 10:12-21
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
Matthew 22:34-46 – Sermon – A teaching sermon on the two Great Commandments from Jesus in an in-depth systematic approach.
 
10/18/2020 – 19th Sunday after Trinity
Old Testament – Genesis 28:10-17 – Sermon – Speak of how a person who comes back to a high school reunion is not the same person who left before the journey began.  Apply that to Jacob’s full circle of coming home.
Epistle – Ephesians 4:22-28
New Testament – Matthew 9:1-8
 
10/25/2020 – Reformation Day
Old Testament – Psalm 46 – Sermon – Tell the story of Luther leading up to his moment of truth at the Diet of Worms and apply Psalm 46 to the story line ending with his moment of truth…be still and know that I am God as he stated he he stands.
Epistle – Revelation 14:6-7
New Testament – John 8:31-36
 
11/1/2020 – All Saints Day
1st Reading – Revelation 7:2-4, 9-17 – Sermon – Teaching sermon on Parousia/Last Day
2nd Reading – 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12
 
11/8/2020 – 22d Sunday After Trinity
Micah 6:6-8
Philippians 1:3-11
Matthew 18:21-35 – A first person sermon of Peter’s trying to understand the parable spoken to him by Jesus regarding forgiveness in terms of debt.
 
11/15/2020 – 23rd Sunday After Trinity
Proverbs 8:11-22
Philippians 3:17-21
Matthew 22:15-22 – Sermon based on one verse: Mt. 22:21, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
 
11/22/2020 – Last Sunday of the Church Year
Isaiah 65:17-25
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:1-13.  This is the Last Sunday of the Church Year, and we will take the Isaiah text and dissect this idea of a New Heaven and a New Earth.
 

Sunday, 11/29/2020 (First Sunday of Advent)
OT – Jeremiah 23:5-8
Epistle – Romans 13:8-14 – Sermon – We should be going forward concerning the same love that compelled Jesus for our sake.
Gospel – Matthew 21:1-9.

Wednesday, 12/2/2020
The Introit for Advent 1 – (Theme – Waiting)
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame.
Let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame.
Let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame.

Sunday, 12/6/2020 (Second Sunday of Advent)
OT – Malachi 4:1-6 – Sermon – How this prophecy applies.
Epistle – Romans 15:4-13
Gospel – Luke 21:25-36.

Wednesday, 12/9/2020
The Introit for Advent 2 – (Theme – Hearing)
Say to the daughter of Zion,
“Behold, your salvation comes.”
The Lord will cause his majestic voice to be heard,
and you shall have gladness of heart.
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!
Turn again, O God of hosts!
Look down from heaven, and see.
But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Say to the daughter of Zion,
“Behold, your salvation comes.”
The Lord will cause his majestic voice to be heard,
and you shall have gladness of heart.

Sunday, 12/13/2020 (Third Sunday of Advent)
OT – Isaiah 40:1-11 – Sermon – What true comfort comes from.
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Gospel – Matthew 11:2-11.

Wednesday, 12/16/2020
Introit for Advent 3 – (Theme – Rejoicing)
Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, Rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
The Lord is at hand.
Lord, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin.
Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, Rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
The Lord is at hand.

Sunday, 12/20/2020 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
OT – Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Epistle – Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel – John 1:19-28. – Sermon – What is being said in the text.

Thursday, 12/24/2020 (Christmas Eve)
OT – Isaiah 7:10-14
Epistle – 1 John 4:7-16 – Sermon – Abide/remain in God’s will.
Gospel – Matthew 1:18-25.

Friday, 12/25/2020 (Christmas Day)
OT – Exodus 40:17-21,34-38
Epistle – Titus 3:4-7
Gospel – John 1:1-18. Sermon – Light.

Sunday, 12/27/2020 (First Sunday After Christmas)
OT – Isaiah 11:1-5 – Sermon – Spirit of the Lord
Epistle – Galatians 4:1-7
Gospel – Luke 2:33-40.

Sunday, 1/3/2021 (The Epiphany of Our Lord)
OT – Isaiah 60:1-6
Epistle – Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12. – Sermon – More of the story.

Sunday, 1/10/2021(First Sunday After the Epiphany)
OT – 1 Kings 8:6-13
Epistle – Romans 12:1-5
Gospel – Luke 2:41-52. – Sermon – The Father’s house.

 

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