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Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.   John 4:35 NIV

Christ has ascended, and until He returns...

The rest of the year following Epiphany and Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning "common" or "mundane," this term comes from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Trinity, etc.), which is probably a better way to think of this time of the year.

In Common Worship, the first section of Ordinary Time starts on the day after Candlemass ( February 2nd) and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent. Ordinary Time resumes after Pentecost and always begins with Trinity Sunday and ends with Christ the King Sunday (last Sunday before the beginning of Advent).

The season of The Sundays after Trinity usually focuses on the evangelical mission of the church to the world and its responsibility in carrying out that mission of proclamation.

The Liturgical colour for Ordinary Time is dark green, although other shades of green are commonly used. Green has traditionally been associated with new life and growth.

Readings

Season after Pentecost
Year B
First* reading and PsalmAlternate* First reading and PsalmSecond readingGospel
Trinity Sunday
May 27, 2018
First Sunday after Pentecost
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 29

  Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth 
May 31, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 2:1-10

Psalm 113

  Romans 12:9-16b Luke 1:39-57
Proper 4 (9)
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 3, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81:1-10

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6
Proper 5 (10)
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 10, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)

Psalm 138

Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35
Proper 6 (11)
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 17, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13

Psalm 20

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34
Proper 7 (12)
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 24, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

Psalm 9:9-20

or

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16

Psalm 133

Job 38:1-11

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41
Proper 8 (13)
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 1, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

Psalm 130

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24
or
Lamentations 3:22-33

Psalm 30

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43
Proper 9 (14)
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 8, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

Psalm 48

Ezekiel 2:1-5

Psalm 123

2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13
Proper 10 (15)
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 15, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Psalm 24

Amos 7:7-15

Psalm 85:8-13

Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29
Proper 11 (16)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Psalm 89:20-37

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm 23

Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Proper 12 (17)
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
July 29, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 11:1-15

Psalm 14

2 Kings 4:42-44

Psalm 145:10-18

Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21
Proper 13 (18)
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 5, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a

Psalm 51:1-12

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

Psalm 78:23-29

Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35
Proper 14 (19)
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 12, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33

Psalm 130

1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34:1-8

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51
Proper 15 (20)
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 19, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Psalm 111

Proverbs 9:1-6

Psalm 34:9-14

Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
Proper 16 (21)
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 26, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43

Psalm 84

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

Psalm 34:15-22

Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69
Proper 17 (22)
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 2, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Psalm 15

James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Proper 18 (23)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 9, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

Psalm 125

Isaiah 35:4-7a

Psalm 146

James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37
Holy Cross
September 14, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Numbers 21:4b-9

Psalm 98:1-5
or
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38

  1 Corinthians 1:18-24 John 3:13-17
Proper 19 (24)
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 16, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 1:20-33

Psalm 19

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-9
or
Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1

James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38
Proper 20 (25)
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Proverbs 31:10-31

Psalm 1

Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
or
Jeremiah 11:18-20

Psalm 54

James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37
Proper 21 (26)
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 30, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

Psalm 124

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Psalm 19:7-14

James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50
Proper 22 (27)
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 7, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Psalm 26

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 8

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
October 8, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Joel 2:21-27

Psalm 126

  1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33
Proper 23 (28)
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
October 14, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Psalm 22:1-15

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Psalm 90:12-17

Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31
Proper 24 (29)
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)

Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

Isaiah 53:4-12

Psalm 91:9-16

Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45
Proper 25 (30)
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
October 28, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)

Jeremiah 31:7-9

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52
All Saints Day
November 1, 2018
(Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November)
ART -- PRAYER
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
or
Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 24

  Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44
Proper 26 (31)
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 4, 2018
(If All Saints not observed on this day)
ART -- PRAYER
Ruth 1:1-18

Psalm 146

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalm 119:1-8

Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34
Proper 27 (32)
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 11, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Psalm 127

1 Kings 17:8-16

Psalm 146

Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44
Proper 28 (33)
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 1:4-20

1 Samuel 2:1-10 **

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16

Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8
Thanksgiving Day, USA
November 22, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Joel 2:21-27

Psalm 126

  1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33
Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34)
Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
November 25, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 23:1-7

Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm 93

Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37

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