Worship Planning – Gospel of Mark

Worship Planning – Gospel of Mark

From Jan – March 2024 in our Narrative Lectionary journey we are spending three months moving through the Gospel of Mark. The readings cover characteristics of what it means to be part of the family of God and the faithfulness of God.

Overview Jan – March 2024

Date Narrative
Lect. Series
Bible ReadingTheme
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7 JanMark 2:1-22Jesus Heals and Teaches
14 JanMark 4:1-34Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac
21 JanMark 5:1-20Parables of sower and mustard seed
28 JanMark 5:21-43A woman healed, a girl raised
4 FebVision SundayMark 6:1-29Vision Sunday / New Context
11 FebMark 8:27—9:8Transfiguration / New Perspective
18 FebLent 1Mark 10:17-31First Last and Last First
25 FebLent 2Mark 10:32-52Bartimaeus Healed
3 MarLent 3Mark 12:1-12Questions about ownership
10 MarLent 4Mark 12:28-44Great Commandment
17 Mar Lent 5Mark 13:1-8, 24-37End of the Age
24 MarPalm SundayMark 11:1-11
Mark 14:3-9
Triumphant Entry
29 MarGood FridayMark 15:16-39Good Friday
31 MarEaster SundayMark 16:1-8Easter Sunday
7 AprActs 1:1-14Promised Spirit
14 AprActs 3:1-10Healing Spirit
21 AprilActs 17:1-9
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Reconciling Spirit / Church at Thessalonica
28 AprActs 18:1-4
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Uniting Spirit / Church in Corinth
5 May1 Corinthians 13:1-13Loving Spirit
12 May1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57Living Spirit / Resurrection
19 MayPentecostActs 2:1-4
1 Corinthians 12:1-13
Gifting / Empowering Spirit

Below are all the resources we have purchased to relate to each week. They include:

  • Spill the Beans … good overall understanding of the bible reading. Includes prayers and interactive ideas.
  • Living the Word (LTW) – Context and Connection. Excellent summary of the bible reading including context and other Biblical insights.
  • LTW: Small Group Guide – Bible Study based on the bible reading, including prayer
  • Kids Stuff Activity Sheet – Kids sheet based on the Bible Reading

There is also resources for Kids Church / Sunday School including:

  • LTW PK-2nd Teachers Guide
  • LTW 3rd-6th Teachers Guide
  • LTW Teaching Youth Guide
  • LTW PK-2nd At home sheet
  • LTW 3rd-6th At home sheet

28 Jan – A woman healed, a girl raised

Preacher: PhilReading: Mark 5:21-43

4 Feb – Vision Sunday / New Context

Preacher: Phil & KevinReading: Mark 6:1-29Communion

11 Feb – Transfiguration / New Perspective

Preacher: PhilReading: Gen 32:22-30

18 Feb – First Last and Last First

Preacher: KevinReading: Mark 10:17-31First Sunday of Lent

25 Feb – Bartimaeus Healed

Preacher: PhilReading: Mark 10:32-52Second Sunday of Lent

3 Mar – Questions about ownership

Preacher: KevinReading: Mark 12:1-12Communion

10 Mar – Great Commandment

Preacher: PhilReading: Mark 12:28-44

17 Mar – Great Commandment

Preacher: Reading: Mark 13:1-8, 24-37

24 Mar – Palm Sunday

Preacher: Reading: Mark 11:1-11 / Mark 14:3-9

29 Mar – Good Friday

Preacher: PhilReading: Mark 15:16-39

31 Mar – Easter Sunday

Preacher: PhilReading: Mark 16:1-8