This program year we will be following prescribed texts from the “Narrative Lectionary.”
The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year the texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.
The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite people to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. Listening to the many different voices within Scripture enriches preaching and the life of faith.
In addition, we will be celebrating the gifts of our multi-generation church family by including several “inter-generational services” in the forthcoming months. Our prayer for these services is that they are celebrations that encourage the building of our Allin Church community!
The following is our scripture schedule for worship, Christian education, and bible study through Thanksgiving…
Sept. 9th Genesis 2:4b-25 -The OTHER Creation story
Sept 16th Genesis 12:1-9 -Abram’s call and covenant with God
Sept 23rd Genesis 39:1-23 -Joseph is unjustly put in prison; yet God is present with him there
Sept 30th Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 (intergenerational service) –The sea parts at the exodus; God’s deliverance
Oct. 7th Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17 God brings Israel as on eagle’s wings; Decalogue
Oct. 14th Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26] -Story of God’s deliverance. Joshua says, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”
Oct. 21st 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5 David’s anointing as King
Oct. 28th 1 Kings 3:4-9, (10-15), 16-28 -Solomon prays for wisdom; two women and a child
Nov. 4th 2 Kings 25:1-11 (intergenerational service) -The people’s exile to Babylon
Nov. 11th Micah [1:3-5]; 5:2-5a; 6:6-8 -What does God require of us? How will God care for us?
Nov. 18th Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4 -Isaiah says the city will be saved and nations will beat swords into plowshares.
Nov. 25th Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 -God’s call as a warning to the people of Israel