Scripture Readings

Weekly Scripture Readings

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Date – 12/4/22
Old Testament – Isaiah:11:1-10
Epistle – Romans 15:4-13
Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12
Theme – A Shoot from a Stump

Date – 12/7/22
Old Testament – Isaiah 40:21-31
Epistle – Ephesians 1:7-10
Gospel – Matthew 1:18-25
Theme – Bringing Renewal

Date – 12/11/22
Old Testament – Isaiah 35:1-10
Epistle – James 5:7-11
Gospel – Matthew 11:2-15
Theme – Patience and Waiting – Farming type of theme

Date – 12/14/22
Old Testament – Isaiah 35:5-10
Epistle – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
Gospel – Luke 1:67-79
Theme – Bringing Guidance

Date – 12/18/22
Christmas Music Fest
Old Testament – Isaiah 7:10-17
Epistle – Romans 1:1-7
Gospel – Matthew 1:18-25
Theme – Expositional teaching sermon on Isaiah text to Christ fulfillment

Date – 12/21/22
Old Testament – Exodus 15:1-18
Epistle – Galatians 4:3-7
Gospel – Luke 3:15-17
Theme – Bringing Power

Date – 12/24/22
The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Eve
Old Testament – Isaiah 7:10-14
Epistle – 1 John 4:7-16
Gospel – Matthew 1:18-25
Theme – v.12 will be the focus – seeing God through each other

Date – 12/25/22
The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Day
Old Testament – Isaiah 52:7-10
Epistle – Hebrews 1:1-12
Gospel – John 1:1-18
Theme – v.18 will be the focus – knowing God through Jesus

Date – 1/1/23
New Year’s Day
Old Testament – Isaiah 63:7-14
Epistle – Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel – Matthew 2:13-23
Theme – Expositional retelling of the story

Date – 1/8/2023
The Epiphany of Our Lord
Old Testament – Isaiah 60:1-6
Epistle – Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12
Theme – Drawn to the Light from the Darkness – Prophecy and Fulfillment of Epiphany

Date – 1/15/2023
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Old Testament – Isaiah 49:1-7
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Gospel – John 1:29-42a
Theme – TBD – Pastor Gary

Date – 1/22/2023
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Old Testament – Isaiah 9:1-4
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel – Matthew 4:12-25
Theme – Follow the Leader

Date – 1/29/2023
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Old Testament – Micah 6:1-8
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12
Theme – Worldly Wisdom vs Godly Wisdom

Date – 2/5/2023
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Old Testament – Isaiah 58:3-9a
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12
Gospel – Matthew 5:13-20
Theme – Relaxing on the Commandments

Date – 2/12/2023
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Old Testament – Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Gospel – Matthew 5:21-37
Theme – TBD – Pastor Gary

Date – 2/19/2023
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Old Testament – Exodus 24:8-18
Epistle – 2 Peter 1:16-21
Gospel – Matthew 17:1-9
Theme – The Vision

Date – 2/22/2023
Ash Wednesday
Old Testament – Joel 2:12-19
Epistle – 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Gospel – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Theme –  Treasure

Date – 2/26/2023
Sunday – First Sunday in Lent
Old Testament – Genesis 3:1-21
Epistle – Romans 5:12-19
Gospel – Matthew 4:1-11
Theme – “DID GOD ACTUALLY SAY…”

Date – 3/1/2023
Wednesday – Lent 1 – Salt: The Gift That Sweetens and Preserves
Color – Purple
Old Testament – 2 Kings 2:19-22
Epistle – James 3:5-12
Gospel – Matthew 5:13-16
Theme – TBD

Date – 3/5/2023
Sunday – Second Sunday in Lent
Old Testament – Genesis 12:1-9
Epistle – Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Gospel – John 3:1-17
Theme – “Born Again”

Date – 3/8/2023
Wednesday – Lent 2 – Water Gives You Life
Old Testament – Genesis 7:11-23
Epistle – 1 Peter 3:17-22
Gospel – John 3:1-8
Theme – Baptism and new birth

Date – 3/12/2023
Sunday – Third Sunday in Lent
Old Testament – Exodus 17:1-7
Epistle – Romans 5:1-8
Gospel – John 4:5-26
Theme – Called Out – The Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well

Date – 3/15/2023
Wednesday – Lent 3 – Light Shining in the Darkness “A small candle will be the source of light”
Old Testament – Genesis 1:1-5
Epistle – Ephesians 5:1-2, 8-14
Gospel – John 8:12-18
Theme – I AM the Light of the World and what that means for our lives – light and darkness

Date – 3/19/2023
Sunday – Fourth Sunday in Lent
Old Testament – Isaiah 42:14-21
Epistle – Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel – John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39
Theme – TBD

Date – 3/22/2023
Wednesday – Lent 4 – Bread of Life
Old Testament – Exodus 16:2-5, 11-18
Epistle – 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 15-17
Gospel – John 6:32-37
Theme – Bread from Heaven

Date – 3/26/2023
Sunday – Fifth Sunday in Lent
Old Testament – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Epistle – Romans 8:1-11
Gospel – John 11:17-27, 38-53
Theme – Narrative of the story of Jesus, Lazarus, and the context

Date – 3/29/2023
Wednesday – Lent 5 – Palms and Victory
Old Testament – Deuteronomy 16:13-17
Epistle – Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel – John 7:28-39
Theme – TBD

Date – 4/2/2023
Sunday – Sunday of the Passion
Palm Sunday
Old Testament – Isaiah 50:4-9a
Epistle – Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel – John 12:20-43
Theme – An overall theme of vision and how we can truly see as God would have us see

Date – 4/6/2023
Thursday – Holy (Maundy) Thursday (Treasured Possessions: Water and Blood)
Old Testament – Exodus 17:1-7
Epistle – 1 John 5:5-12
Gospel – Mark 14:12-26
Theme – TBD

Date – 4/7/2023
Friday – Good Friday (Treasured Possession: Empty Nails)
Old Testament – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
Epistle – Colossians 2:13-15
Gospel – John 19:17-30
Theme – It is finished – our sins were nailed to the cross with Jesus and they died there with Him

Date – 4/9/2023
Sunday – Easter Sunday (Treasured Possession: The Trunk itself as the hearts of His people that God has always and will always be after)
Old Testament – Jeremiah 31:1-6
Epistle – Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel – Matthew 28:1-10
Theme – The Heart of Life

Date – 4/16/2023
Sunday – Second Sunday of Easter
First Reading – Acts 5:29-42
Epistle – 1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel – John 20:19-31
Theme – Prove It – At what point do we rely on faith above and beyond proof

Date – 4/23/2023
Music – Contemporary
Sunday – Third Sunday of Easter
First Reading – Act 2:14a, 36-41
Epistle – 1 Peter 1:17-25
Gospel – Luke 24:13-35
Theme – TBD

Date – 4/30/2023
Sunday – Fourth Sunday of Easter
First Reading – Acts 2:42-47
Epistle – 1 Peter 2:19-25
Gospel – John 10:1-10
Theme – Apples to Apples – Properly evaluating the first church in comparison to St. Mark’s

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