First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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Worship & Lectionary

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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