Summer Worship Series – The Twelve

Continuing through August 23, our worship service each week will focus on “The Twelve” – the twelve disciples of Jesus who became twelve apostles of the early church.  When we first encounter these twelve in the gospels they are fishermen and tax collectors.  For three years they followed Jesus and during that time they were bumbling novices at best.  And yet, they suddenly are transformed into empowered leaders who spread the Good News as far east as India, as far west as Spain, possibly as far north as Britain, and as far south as North Africa.  Each week beginning on June 7, we will examine the life and witness of one of the Twelve and consider what the Spirit is saying to us today through their struggles and perseverance, persecutions and contagious joy.

June 7: The Twelve:  Peter, The Rooster — Dr. Ron Shive

First Readings:  Matthew 14:26-32; 16:13-23; and 26:30-35

Second Readings:  Matthew 26:69-75, John 21:1-19

Graduate Sunday

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

June 14: The Twelve: Andrew, The Saltire — Rev. Carrie Tuttle

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 25: 1-10

Gospel Reading: John 1: 29-42

June 21: The Twelve:  James, The Scallop Shell — Dr. Ron Shive

First Readings:  Mark 1:14-20, Luke 9:51-56

Second Readings:  Mark 10:35-45, Acts 12:1-2

June 28: The Twelve: John, The Eagle — Dr. Ron Shive

First Reading: Mark 9:38-41

Second Readings: John 19:16b-27; 21:20-24

July 5: The Twelve: Philip, The Bread — Dr. Ron Shive

First Reading:  John 6:1-14

Second Reading: Acts 8:26-40

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

July 12: The Twelve: Bartholomew — Taylor Barner

First Reading: Jonah 4:1-11

Second Reading: John 1:43-51

July 19: The Twelve: Thomas, The Builder

First Reading: Psalm 90: 1-6, 12

Second Reading: John 11: 1-16

July 26: The Twelve: Matthew, The Publican — Carrie Tuttle

First Readings:  Matthew 9:9-9-13; Matthew 10:2-4

Second Reading:  Luke 5: 27-39

August 2: The Twelve: James the Lesser — Taylor Barner

First Reading: Mark 15:33-41

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 4:6-16

August 9: The Twelve: Jude Thaddaeus, The Questioner

First Reading: Habakkuk 1;12—2:1

Second Reading: John 14:15-24

August 16: The Twelve: Simon, The Zealot

Epistle:  Romans 12:9-21

Gospel:  Luke 6:12-32

August 23: Matthias, The Elected — Carrie Tuttle

First Reading: Luke 10: 1-3

Second Reading:  Acts 1:12-26