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Lectionary-based suggestions for all Sundays and major Church holidays. 

 

Date Revised Common Lectionary Readings USCCB Readings Suggested Anthems Suggested Handbell
Jan 5 Second Sunday After Christmas The Epiphany of the Lord Lord of the Dance Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies
Jan 12 Baptism of the Lord The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Children of the Heavenly Father

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Wade in the Water

Pathways to Musical Ringing, Volume 3; Morning Has Broken

Blessed Quietness

O God of Love, O King of Peace

Jan 19 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Psalm 33

The King of Glory Comes

The King of Glory
Jan 26 Third Sunday after the Epiphany Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord is my Light

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

The Church's One Foundation

I heard the Voice of Jesus Say

In Christ There is no East or West

The Lord is my Light and My Salvation

The Church's One Foundation

Feb 2 Presentation of the Lord Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Be Not Afraid

Taste and See

We are Called

What Does the Lord Require?

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Now Thank We All Our God

Feb 9 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Little Light of Mine

We are Called

What Does the Lord Require?

Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing!

I want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service

This Little Light of Mine

Feb 16 Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Let All Things Now Living

Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore - Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Take my Life and Let it Be

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Hail Thee, Festival Day (Christians, Lift up Your Hearts)

Let All Things Now Living

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Feb 23 Transfiguration Sunday Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Praise the Lord Ye Heavens, Adore Him

Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

O Love, How Deep (O Wondrous Type)

Spirit of God, Descent Upon my Heart

Feb 26 Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday

Create in Me a Clean Heart

We are Called

What Does the Lord Require?

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Mar 1 First Sunday in Lent First Sunday of Lent

Abide With Me

Amazing Grace

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley

Abide With Me

Amazing Grace

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

On Eagle's Wings

Mar 8 Second Sunday in Lent Second Sunday of Lent

My Faith Looks up to Thee

Hear Our Prayer: A Trilogy for Lent and Holy Week

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

My Faith Looks up to Thee

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley

Dixieland Swing on 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus'

Mar 15

 

Third Sunday in Lent Third Sunday of Lent Come, Let Us Worship God
 
Amazing Grace

Mar 22

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent Fourth Sunday of Lent Shepherd of My Heart

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Mar 25

 

Annunciation of the Lord Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Mary's Song All Praise to Thee, Vol. 2; Let us Break Bread Together

Mar 29

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent

I Will Wait for You

God Is Our Refuge

Lift High the Cross

Apr 5

 

Liturgy of the Palms; Liturgy of the Passion Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion Make Way for the King Creator of the Stars at Night

Apr 6

 

Monday of Holy Week Monday of Holy Week So High Comfort, Comfort

Apr 7

 

Tuesday of Holy Week Tuesday of Holy Week God Is Our Refuge Let Us Break Bread Together

Apr 8

 

Wednesday of Holy Week  Wednesday of Holy Week  Nearer, Still Nearer Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Apr 9

 

Maundy Thursday   Let Us Break Bread Together

Show Us How to Love
The Day of Resurrection

Apr 10

 

Good Friday Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

Nearer, My God, to Thee

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Nearer, My God to Thee

Apr 11

 

Holy Saturday Holy Saturday

Now the Green Blade Rises


Share the Easter Joy

Sing We Now of Christmas; Now the Green Blade Rises

Apr 12

 

Easter Sunday; Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday; The Resurrection of the Lord

Now the Green Blade Rises


Share the Easter Joy 

Easter Alleluia

Easter Joy

Apr 19

 

Second Sunday of Easter Second Sunday of Easter God So Loved the World Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Apr 26

 


Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter
Taste and See  Taste and See

May 3

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter
Fourth Sunday of Easter

I Am a Lamb

Be Not Afraid

Easter Alleluia

May 10

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter Fifth Sunday of Easter God Is Our Refuge Hymm Embellishments

May 17

 


Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter
God Is Always Near All Praise to Thee; Come All Ye People

May 21

 


The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

Ascension Prayer


A Beautiful Land

A Mighty Fortress

May 24

 

 

 


Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May the Love of the Lord

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

The Lord is My Light and My Salvation

May 31

 

Day of Pentecost Pentecost Sunday

Wind Song

We Are the Body of Christ

Spirit of God, Descent Upon My Heart
June 7 Trinity Sunday The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

God So Loved the World

As Moses Lifted Up

Hymn Embellishments - 3, 4, or 5 octaves

 

June 14 Second Sunday after Pentecost
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Lord, We Come to Praise You

A Shaker Celebration

God Reigns, Let Earth Be Glad - 3, 4 or 5 octaves

June 21

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Come, Let Us Sing Breathe on Me, Breath of God - 3, 4, or 5 octaves