Worship Preparation

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


(Click on reference to see the verse)



February 3rd 

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

February 10th 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13)
   Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)    Psalm 138 (UMH 853)
1 Corinthians 13:1-13   1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
   Luke 4:21-30   Luke 5: 1-11
February 17th 

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

February 24th 

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

 Jeremiah 17:5-10  Genesis 45:3-11, 15
 Psalm 1 (UMH 738)  Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 (UMH 772)
 1 Corinthians 15:12-20  1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Luke 6:17-26  Luke 6:27-38


Epiphany Season (ORDINARY TIME)

Taken from United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries

The season after Epiphany almost always begins with a transitional Sunday—Baptism
of the Lord—in which we encounter the narrative of Jesus’ baptism and John’s very
dramatic description of baptism in Jesus’ name. The voice of God rings from heaven at
Jesus’ baptism: “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased” (Lk. 3:22,
NRSV). When we are baptized or gathered at the baptism of others, how do we hear
God’s voice affirming each new member of God’s family? The second week contains
Paul’s description of spiritual gifts—how the Spirit works in and through them and how
we are gifted for being a part of the body of Christ with one another. A little bit of
explanation is needed around the theme for week three, “Being Needy”: This phrase
has a certain negative connotation that often relates to people who require a little more
attention than others (we all likely know people like this). We would like to redeem the
meaning by asserting that we all, regardless of our own gifts, need one another in order
to be part of the whole body of Christ. The purpose of all these gifts is revealed in week
four, in which the whole point of acting together is revealed—“having love,” which is the
most important of the “marks of the new birth” (faith, hope, and love), as shared by both
the apostle Paul and John Wesley.

Since this season takes place at the beginning of a new calendar year, it may be a
helpful practice for your church to assess the spiritual gifts in your congregation. If you
are looking for a spiritual gifts inventory that can help your church realize its potential in
ministry, you can find resources here:

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



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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