Lectionary Year B: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2020
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*Some art is only available in the print issue.
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ADVENT
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November 29, 2020First Sunday of AdventIsaiah 64:1-9Psalm 80:1-7, 17-191 Corinthians 1:3-9Mark 13:24-37Advent is Hope: God's promises are for people fresh out of optimism

Advent is Hope: In the Hurts

Living in Advent (See Week 3)

He Will Come: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (See 4th Sunday)

A Voice Crie
s Out

When Advent Doesn't Feel Like Christm
as (see HOMELINK)

Enriching Our Waiting; Eschatological Preaching in Advent

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christm
as (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE
Advent is Hope: In the HurtsA Time to Weep... During Advent

Living in Adve
nt (See Week 3)

He Will Come: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (See 4th Sunday)

A Voice Cri
es Out

Advent Through the Eyes of the Psal
ms (See 2nd candle reading of Psalm 80)

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
He Will Come: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (See 4th Sunday)

Not Just for Looks: Practical Suggestions for Choosing Appropriate Visuals for Worship
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December 6, 2020Second Sunday of AdventIsaiah 40:1-11Psalm 85:1-2, 8-132 Peter 3:8-15aMark 1:1-8Living in Advent (see week 4)

Getting the Story off the P
age

Advent is Hope: In Waiti
ng

A Voice Cries
Out

Enriching Our Waiting; Eschatological Preaching in Adven
t

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christm
as (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE
Advent is Hope: In Waiting

Longing for More
Living in Advent (see week 4)

Getting the Story off the Pa
ge

Advent is Hope: In Waitin
g

A Voice Cries O
ut

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
Not Just for Looks: Practical Suggestions for Choosing Appropriate Visuals for Worship

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December 13, 2020Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11Psalm 126
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Luke 1:46b-55
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28Advent is Hope: A New Order

A Voice Cries Out

Enriching Our Waiting; Eschatological Preaching in Adve
nt

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE
Advent is Hope: A New Order

Proclaiming the Year of Jubilee: Four Service Plans on Isaiah 61:1-2

Mary, Mary, Ordinary
A Voice Cries Out

Looking for the Real Jesus (see week one candle lighting)

Songs for the Christmas Cycle (Psalm 126)

I Was There (see Christmas Eve Litany based on Psalm 126)

Advent Liturgies (see Second Sunday in Advent)

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART ONE

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
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December 20, 2020Fourth Sunday of Advent2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16Luke 1:46b-55
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Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16:25-27Luke 1:26-38Advent is Hope: In God's Order

Enriching Our Waiting; Eschatological Preaching in Advent

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART TWO
Advent is Hope: In God's Order

Mary, Mary, Ordinary

God is Making Everything New!

The Story (see Mary: A Life of Prayer)
Preparing the Way for Jesus (see scene two)

Figures of Faith (see children's message on Mary)

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith: Christmas Series Basedon Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water PART TWO

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
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Christmas
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December 24 & 25, 2020Nativity of the Lord - Proper I
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
Isaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)Christmas is Hope: Glory to God

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith


Christmas Eve or Day: The Child

He Will Come (see Christmas Eve/Day)

Getting the Story off the Pa
ge

A Voice Cries O
ut

What? I Have to Preach the Christmas Story Agai
n?

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christm
as (Art available in print edition only)

Coming Home for Christmas
Christmas is Hope: Glory to God

The Peaceable Kingdom (see thrid Sunday of Advent)

Coming Home for Christmas (see Christmas Eve/Day service)
Chldren's Pages for the Christian Year

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith


Christmas Eve or Day: The Child

He Will Come (see Christmas Eve/Day)

Getting the Story off the Pa
ge

A Voice Cries O
ut

Who is Jesus? Advent Dialogues for Parents and Childre
n

Angels, Help Us to Adore H
im (see Christmas Day, Call to Worship)

Mirroring the Psalms in Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Out of Darkness; Joy and Hope (see Call to Worship on Psalm 96)

"On the Nativity of Our Lord" (poem by Laurent Drelincourt/scroll down)

Coming Home for Christmas
Not Just for Looks: Practical Suggestions for Choosing Appropriate Visuals for Worship

He Will Come (see Christmas Eve/Day)
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December 24 & 25, 2020Nativity of the Lord - Proper II
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
Isaiah 62:6-12Psalm 97Titus 3:4-7Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20What? I Have to Preach the Christmas Story Again?

A Universe of Promi
se

Angels and Songs (see Christmas service)

Carols of Christmas (see Christmas Day)

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith (see 4th Sunday)
Christmas is Hope: Glory to God


Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith

A Universe of Promise

Angels and Songs (see Christmas Service)

Carols of Christmas (see Christmas Day)

From Mourning to Exultation: Seven Themes for Advent and Christmas (Art available in print edition only)
Children's Pages for the Christian Year

Mirroring the Psalms in Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith (see 4th Sunday)
A Universe of Promise
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December 24 & 25, 2020Nativity of the Lord - Proper III
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
Isaiah 52:7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)John 1:1-14Jesus is Greater (week 1)

Carols of Christmas (see 2nd, 3rd, 4thSunday)

In the Beginning was the Word

The Word Became Flesh

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith
(see Christmas Day)

Carols of Christmas (see 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday)

In the Beginning was the Word

The Word Became Fle
sh
From Mourning to Exultation (see "Sunday after Christmas)

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith (see Christmas Day)

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
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December 27, 2020First Sunday after Christmas DayIsaiah 61:10-62:3Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:22-40Christmas is Hope: Glory to GodChristmas is Hope: Glory to GodChildren's Pages for the Christian Year
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January 1, 2021Holy Name of Jesus

Numbers 6:22-27Psalm 8Galatians 4:4-7
or
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 2:15-21A Fulfilled Priestly BlessingChildren's Pages for the Christian Year
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January 1, 2021New Year's DayEcclesiastes 3:1-13Psalm 8Revelation 21:1-6aMatthew 25:31-46Behold, I Make All Things New: A Service for New Year's DayChildren's Pages for the Christian Year
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January 3, 2021Second Sunday after Christmas DayJeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14John 1:(1-9), 10-18He Will Come (See 2nd Sunday of Christmastide )

Brought Near (week 1)

Be Filled with the Spirit (week 1)
He Will Come (See 2nd Sunday of Christmastide )

Children's Pages for the Christian Year

Brought Ne
ar (week 1)

Be Filled With the Spirit (week 1)
He Will Come (See 2nd Sunday of Christmastide )

Brought Near (week 1)
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EPIPHANY
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January 6, 2021Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith (see First Sunday after Christmas)
Be Not Afriad (scroll down for Epiphany 1, 2 service)

Nations Will Come to Your Light
Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Six Biblical Characters, Six Traditions of Faith (see First Sunday after Christmas)

Children's Pages for the Christian Year

Star of Wonder: A Children's Program for Epiphany Sund
ay

Calls to Worship for Epiphany
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January 10, 2021Baptism of the Lord
Genesis 1:1-5Psalm 29Acts 19:1-7Mark 1:4-11Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Learning from Peter
Learning from PeterService Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
Learning from Peter
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January 17, 2021Second Sunday after the Epiphany
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)Psalm 139:1-6, 13-181 Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Learning from Peter
Learning from PeterService Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
Learning from Peter
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January 24, 2021Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62:5-121 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Learning from Peter
Learning from PeterService Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
Learning from Peter
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January 31, 2021Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Deuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 1111 Corinthians 8:1-13Mark 1:21-28Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Learning from Peter
Learning from PeterrService Planning: The Season of EpiphanyLearning from Peter
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February 2, 2021Presentation of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4Psalm 84
or
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40Children's Pages for the Christian Year

Your Light Is Come: A Hymn Festival for Epiphany
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February 7, 2021Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 40:21-31Psalm 147:1-11, 20c1 Corinthians 9:16-23Mark 1:29-39Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Learning from Peter

Compelled by Christ's Love
Learning from Peter

Compelled by Christ's Love
Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Children's Pages for the Christian Year
Learning from Peter
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February 14. 2021
(Last Sunday before Lent)
Transfiguration Sunday
2 Kings 2:1-12Psalm 50:1-62 Corinthians 4:3-6Mark 9:2-9Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Consider the Birds of the Air (Week Four)

Learning from Peter
Consider the Birds of the Air (Week Four)

Learning from Peter
Service Planning: The Season of Epiphany

Children's Pages for the Christian Year

Worship as a Foretaste of Heaven: Jesis' Baptism and Transfiguration

Consider the Birds of the Air (Week Four)
Consider the Birds of the Air (Week Four)

Learning from Peter
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NOT OBSERVED in 2021Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
2 Kings 5:1-14Psalm 301 Corinthians 9:24-27Mark 1:40-45Learning from Peter

Surprising Streams in the Desert
Learning from Peter

Surprising Streams in the Desert
Children's Pages for the Christian YearLearning from Peter
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NOT OBSERVED in 2021Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany
Hosea 2:14-20Psalm 103:1-13, 222 Corinthians 3:1-6Mark 2:13-22Children's Pages for the Christian Year
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NOT OBSERVED in 2021Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany
Deuteronomy 5:12-15Psalm 81:1-102 Corinthians 4:5-12Mark 2:23-3:6Children's Pages for the Christian Year
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