Pentecost and the Season After Pentecost, Year C

Gospel Lesson Plans

We remain Easter people, now with the wind of the Holy Spirit in our sails. Our task for the months ahead in this season of Ordinary Time, which extends to the end of November, is to look at what Jesus so tenaciously taught his disciples and see what is in these teachings for us as we carry out the work we have been given to do. Jesus promised his disciples a helper, an Advocate, who would stand with them making the work possible. This same helper, the Holy Spirit, hovers over us still eager to quench the fire of fear and replace it with the powerful energy of love.

Old Testament Lesson Plans

We are in the season after Pentecost, also known as “Ordinary Time.” This season runs through Christ the King Sunday, which we celebrate in November. This season of the church year invites us to think about how we live as Christians and how we live out the resurrection of Jesus Christ in our ordinary lives.

DayGospelGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament/Acts Lesson
Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21
John 14:8-17,(25-27)
Pentecost!We Share the Good News with Others
Trinity SundayJohn 16:12-15Trinity and CommunityWe Seek Wisdom
Proper 41 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29), 30-39
Luke 7:1-10
Help and HealingGod Listens to Us
Proper 51 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
Luke 7:11-17
Healing and CompassionAbundance
Proper 61 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) , 15-21a
Luke 7:36—8:3
Forgiveness Leads to GratitudeBe Grateful for What We Have
Proper 71 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7), 8-15a
Luke 8:26-39
Demons Blown AwayGod Speaks in the Silence
Proper 82 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Luke 9:51-62
Following JesusElijah Goes Up in a Whirlwind
Proper 92 Kings 5:1-14
Luke 10:1-11,16-20
Sent in PairsHealing and Wholeness
Proper 10Amos 7:7-17
Luke 10:25-37
Go and Do Likewise
Proper 11Amos 8:1-12
Luke 10:38-42
Choosing the Better Part
Proper 12Hosea 1:2-10
Luke 11:1-13
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
Proper 13Hosea 11:1-11
Luke 12:13-21
Becoming Rich Toward God
Proper 14Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Luke 12:32-40
Where Your Treasure Is
Proper 15Isaiah 5:1-7
Luke 12:49-56
Risking the Choice to Change
Proper 16Jeremiah 1:4-10
Luke 13:10-17
You are Free
Proper 17Jeremiah 2:4-13
Luke 14:1,7-14
True Hospitality
Proper 18Jeremiah 18:1-11
Luke 14:25-33
Cross to CarryBuild and Plant
Proper 19Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Luke 15:1-10
The Lost are FoundThe Wind Blows
Proper 20Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Luke 16:1-13
Choosing Whom We Will ServeTurn Toward God
Proper 21Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Luke 16:19-31
Noticing Who We SeeBuilding and Growing
Proper 22Lamentations 1:1-6
Luke 17:5-10
Choosing To Do Our WorkHope in Hopeless Times
Proper 23Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Luke 17:11-19
Choosing Gratitude
Proper 24Jeremiah 31:27-34
Luke 18:1-8
Pray Hopefully and ConstantlyGod’s Mercy is Everlasting
Proper 25Joel 2:23-32
Luke 18:9-14
Aligning Our Hearts with Our Behavior
All Saints Day (Intergenerational)Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Luke 6:20-31
For All The Saints (Intergenerational)n/a
All Saints DayDaniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Luke 6:20-31
For All The Saints
Proper 26Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Luke 19:1-10
Jesus Seeks to Find and Save the Lost
Proper 27Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Luke 20:27-38
The Right Answer to the Wrong Question
Proper 28Isaiah 65:17-25
Luke 21:5-19
Faithful to God Who is Faithful to Us
Proper 29Jeremiah 23:1-6
Luke 23:33-43
Christ the King of Love and Grace