Worship Planning – Spring 2023

Worship Planning – Spring 2023

In Spring 2023 we are back in our Narrative Lectionary journey and spending the next 10 weeks in the Old Testament. The readings jump around from Genesis through to the minor prophets and cover characteristics of what it means to be part of the family of God and the faithfulness of God.

Date 9am TUC
(9am St Andrews)
Lect. Series
Bible ReadingTheme
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10 Sept (17)Intro to OT Genesis 2:4b-25 “Belonging” – Created in Gods Image
17 Sept (24)Family of God #1Exodus 14:1-4,19-31“Obedience”- NL: A promised Child
24 Sept (1 Oct)Family of God #2Gen 32:22-30“Struggle” – Jacob Wrestles
1 Oct (8)Family of God #3Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15“Encounter” – Burning Bush
8 Oct (15)Family of God #4Deut 5:1-21; 6:4-9“Love” – Love the Lord your God
15 Oct (22)Family of God #5Ruth 1:1-17 [4:13-17]“Loyalty” – Ruth Follows Naomi
22 Oct (29)God’s Faithfulness #12 Sam 5:1-5; 6:1-5David Becomes King
29 Oct (TUC)Thanksgiving SundayThanksgiving Sunday
5 Nov (StA)God’s Faithfulness #21 Kings 12: 1-17; 25-29Kingdom Divided
5 Nov (12)God’s Faithfulness #31 Kings 18:[17-19] 20-39Fire From Heaven
12 Nov (19)God’s Faithfulness #4Hosea 11:1-9God’s Beloved Children
19 Nov (TUC)God’s Faithfulness #5Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5God’s Vineyard
26 Nov (TUC)God’s Faithfulness #62 Kings 22:1-10; 23:1-3Christ the King

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

10 Sept – Created in God’s Image

Preacher: PhilReading: Genesis 2:4b-25 Communion in TUC 9am

Phil will be introducing the Narrative Lectionary Old Testament block and covering the first passage from Genesis 2. The key focus will be that we are created to belong … God right from the beginning is passionate about us being in relationship with each other and with God.

17 Sept – Obedience

Preacher: Liesl HReading: Exodus 14:1-4,19-31
Narrative Lectionary Reading: Gen 18:1-15; 21:1-7

Liesl has asked to preach on a different Old Testament Passage than the one listed in the Narrative Lectionary (she has been studying / preaching on Exodus as part of her studies). She will be looking at how obedience or a softening of heart leads to life.

In terms of Kids Church / Kids Talk, we can continue to look at Abraham (which is the narrative lectionary) or we can look at Moses and the Exodus.

24 Sept – Jacob Wrestles

Preacher: KevinReading: Gen 32:22-30

1 Oct – Burning Bush

Preacher: PhilReading: Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15Communion in TUC 9am

8 Oct – Love the Lord your God

Preacher: PhilReading: Deut 5:1-21; 6:4-9

15 Oct – Ruth Follows Naomi

Preacher: KevinReading: Ruth 1:1-17 [4:13-17]

22 Oct – David Becomes King

Preacher: PhilReading: 2 Sam 5:1-5; 6:1-5