Worship Preparation

You can prepare for Sunday morning worship in December by reading these lectionary texts:

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(Click on reference to see the verse)

 

 

December 4th 

All Saints Sunday After Pentecost

December 11th 

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Isaiah 25:6-9 Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17
   Psalm 24    Psalm 127 or or Psalm 42 (UMH 777)
Revelation 21:1-6a   Hebrews 9:24-28
   John 11:32-44   Mark 12:38-44
December 18th 

Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

December 25th 

Twenty-Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

 1 Samuel 1:4-20  2 Samuel 23:1-7
 1 Samuel 2:1-10 pr  Psalm 113 (UMH 834)  
Psalm 132:1-12 (UMH 849)
 Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25  Revelation 1:4b-8
Mark 13:1-8  Revelation 1:4b-8

SEASON AFTER PENTECOST (ORDINARY TIME)

Taken from United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries

The Season after Pentecost, also called Ordinary Time, begins the day after Pentecost and ends the day before the First Sunday of Advent. It may include twenty–three to twenty–eight Sundays, depending on the date of Easter, but the first Sunday is always Trinity Sunday, and the last Sunday is always the Sunday of the Reign of Christ or Christ the King. The season also includes All Saints and Thanksgiving.

Although the scripture lessons in the lectionary for this half of the year go in a semi-continuous cycle through books of the Bible rather than follow a theme, the gospel lessons cover Jesus’ teaching ministry.

Paraments, stoles, and banners may show a variety of color, texture, and symbols. Regardless of the name given to this season, its basic color is green, symbolizing growth in Christ. White is the customary color for Trinity Sunday, All Saints, and Reign of Christ/Christ the King Sunday. Red is appropriate for homecomings, anniversaries, evangelistic services, conse– crations, and civil holidays. The scripture readings or theme for a particular Sunday may suggest colors, textures, or symbols for the visuals used that day. A lesson on children, for example, might suggest using art by children.

Acts of worship are chosen more because they relate to the scripture readings or theme of the particular day than because they fit the season as a whole.

Click below to hear some of Pastor Mack’s previous message

http://www.grsouthumc.org/archive/

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From 09/18/2016, Eighteenth Sunday of Advent

From 09/11/2016, Seventeenth Sunday of Advent

From 09/04/2016, Sixteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/27/2016, Fifteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/21/2016, Fourteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/14/2016, Thirteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/07/2016, Twelfth Sunday of Advent

From 05/22/2016, Trinity Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 05/15/2016, Pentecost Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 05/08/2016, Ascension Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/24/2016, The Fifth Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/17/2016, The Fourth Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/10/2016, The Third Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/03/2016, The Second Sunday of Easter

By Pastor Robert Febo

From 03/27/2016, Easter Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/20/2016, Palm Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/13/2016, The Fifth Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/062016, The Fourth Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/21/2016, The Second Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/14/2016, The First Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/07/2016, The Transfiguration Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/31/2016, The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/24/2016, The Third Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/17/2016, The Second Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/10/2016, The First Sunday After Epiphany

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/03/2016, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

By Pastor Mack Strange