Gospel Lesson Plans
Epiphany: Shimmering glimpses of the abundance of the Kingdom of God. Perhaps we, too, noticed a star and followed it. Or maybe someone led us to the gift of faith. Now we take the Light – the Good News – out into the world. Will others see the light shimmering in us? Will they risk taking a journey into faith with us?
Note: there are also special lesson plans for four Sundays in the Season after the Epiphany that are written by Episcopal Migration Ministries that focus on refugees.
Old Testament Lesson Plans
In the Sundays after Epiphany, we will hear from a variety of prophets, each speaking to God’s relationship with the people. Although these prophets were speaking to a particular circumstance in a specific time and place, their words are helpful reminders to us today about our own relationship with God.
|Day||Gospel||Gospel Lesson Plan||Old Testament/Acts Lesson|
|First Sunday after Epiphany||Isaiah 43:1-7|
|I Have Called You By Name||I Have Called You by Name, You are Mine|
|Second Sunday after Epiphany||Isaiah 62:1-5|
|Welcome to the Wedding Banquet||The Lord Delights in You|
|Third Sunday after Epiphany||Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10|
|The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me||The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength|
|Fourth Sunday after Epiphany||Jeremiah 1:4-10|
|Prophets in Their Hometown||God Calls Each of Us|
|Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany||Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)|
|Come Fish for People||The Call of Isaiah|
|Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany||Jeremiah 17:5-10|
|Blessing||Trust in the Lord|
|Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany||Genesis 45:3-11, 15|
|Love, Bless, Give||Joseph is Reconciled|
|Last Sunday after Epiphany||Exodus 34:29-35|
|A Cloud Descending||Moses is Transfigured When Meeting with God|