First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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Worship & Lectionary

05.2018 Worship & Lectionary

May 6—6th Sunday of Easter
Communion
Sermon— “You Are Hereby Commanded” (Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17)
May 13—Ascension Sunday
Mothers Day and Blanket Sunday
Sermon— “Okay, Now What?” (Ephesians 1:15-23 and Luke 24:44-53)
May 20 Pentecost
New Members will be welcomed
Sermon— “Take a Walk On the Wild Side” (John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 and Acts 2:1-21)
May 27—Trinity Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend
Sermon— “The Night Stalker” (Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17)

 

May 6—6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
May 10—Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53
May 13—Ascension Sunday
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
May 20—Day of Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16::4b-15
May 27—1st Sunday a er Pentecost
Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

04/2018 Worship & Lectionary

Worship

Sunday, April 1—Easter Sunday
Communion will be served. No Sunday school today. Sermon—“April Fools, Pon us Pilate” (Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18)
April 8
Sermon—”Nah, Nah—Told Yah!” (Acts 4:32-35, John 20:19-31)
April 15—Na ve American Ministries Sunday
Sermon—”Highway to the Danger Zone” (1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48)
April 22—Worship leader: Marilyn Ayer
April 29—Worship leader: Kathryn McGregor

 

April 1—Easter Day
Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 1'5:1-11; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
April 8—2nd Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31
April 15—3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3;1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
April 22—4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
April 29—5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

02/2018 Services and Letionary

Worship

February 4—Communion Sunday
Sermon—“Ratings Through the Roof” (Isaiah 40:21-31, Mark 1:29-39)
February 11—Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon—”You’ve Got a Better Idea!?” (2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9)
February 14—Ash Wednesday
Worship will be at 7:00 PM.
February 18—First Sunday in Lent
Sermon—”Off-Season Rates”
(Psalm 25:1-10, Mark 1:9-15)
February 25—2nd Sunday in Lent
Sermon—”No Good Deed Goes...” (Psalm 22:23-31, Mark 8:31-38)

 

Lectionary

February 2—Presentation of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84 or 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
February 4—5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
February 11—Last Sunday after the Epiphany
2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
February 14—Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
February 18—1st Sunday in Lent
Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
February 25—2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

03/2018 Worship Schedule & Lectionary

Worship Schedule

March 4—3rd Sunday in Lent
    Communion Sunday
    Sermon –”When is it OK to Trash a Temple?” (Exodus 20:1-7, John 2:17-33)
March 11—4th Sunday in Lent Note: Daylight Savings Time Begins
    UMCOR Sunday (please see below)
    Sermon—”Today’s Special—Snake-Kabob” (Ephesians 2:1-10, John 1:14-21)
March 18—5th Sunday in Lent
    Sermon- “Seed Catalogues” (Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33)
March 25-Palm Sunday
    Sermon—“Can’tWeJustSkiptotheEnd?” (Mark11:1-11,Mark15:1-39)
March 29—Holy Thursday
    Service a t 7:00 PM- Jesus was hung on a cross and died for us! Come, remember and be thankful for the gi of his taking our sin upon himself so we could be forgiven.

March 30—Good Friday
    12:00 Noon - Good Friday Communion Service

April 1st - Easter Sunrise Service at Weirs Beach, Regular Easter Service at 10:30

 

Lectionary

March 4—3rd Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
March 11—4th Sunday in Lent
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
March 18—5th Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrew 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
March 25—Passion/Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms – Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion—Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11;
Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47) March 26—Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 2:1-11 March 27—Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36 March 28—Wednesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12;1-3; John 13:21-32 March 29—Holy/Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 131-17, 31b-35
March 30—Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
March 31—Holy Saturday
Job 14;1-14; Psalm 31:1-4; 1 peter 4:1-8; Ma hew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42

January 2018 Worship & Lectionary

Worship

January 7—Epiphany Sunday, Communion Sunday
Sermon—”Still Searching” (Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12) 3:00 PM—Choral Epiphany Service
January 14—2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, Human Relations Day
Sermon—”You Talkin’ to Me” ( 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51)
January 21—3rd Sunday after the Epiphany, Ecumenical Sunday
Sermon – “Big Fish Stories” (Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20)
January 28—4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon—”Cheeseburger in Paradise” (1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28)


Lectionary

The Lectionary is a list of Bible readings used in many Christian churches for weekly worship services. It is set up in a format that after three years has covered most of the Bible. Please use these readings as a study during your devotional times, and note them as a study guide if you are doing Pastor Jim’s Bible Studies on Wednesdays at 2 PM. He will use the readings for the following Sunday.
January 1—New Year’s Day
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46
Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21
January 6—Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
January 7—Epiphany Sunday
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11
January 14—2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51
January 21—3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians ;7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
January 28—4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28

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