Lectionary Texts for July and August 2014

During the summer, First Presbyterian Church of New Haven’s preachers may choose a different scripture lesson from the ones identified in the Common Lectionary. Here are the selected readings for the month of July and August.

July 6th: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 13th: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119: 105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

July 20th: Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 27th: Genesis 29:15-28: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

August 3rd: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21

August 10th: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14: 22-33

August 17th: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28

August 24th: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

August 31st: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28


Summer Schedule of Preachers

July 6 – Steve Davis, preacher and presider (with Bill Goettler) at Communion. Hymn of the Day: Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling
July 13 – Hannah Dreitcer. Hymn of the Day: Lord Jesus, Think on Me
July 20 – John Sandel. Hymn of the Day: Christ Is Coming!
July 27 – Andrew Forsyth. Hymn of the Day: O God, Show Mercy to Us
August 3 – Margaret Fox, preacher. Hymn of the Day: Deep in the Shadows of the Past, Diane Goudreau, presider at Communion
August 10 – Diane Goudreau. Hymn of the Day: Shall Tribulation or Distress
August 17 – Bill Goettler.… Continue

All Are Welcome!

Worship is in the Owens Community Building Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Our summer worship schedule is underway as members and friends from First Presbyterian Church of New Haven gather each Sunday for worship, friendship, and service.

Each Sunday, the air-conditioned Miller Hall is transformed into a place to gather to sing, pray, and hear God’s word read and proclaimed. The Children in Worship program will continue throughout the summer for all children in grades K-5. Nursery care is available throughout the morning.

This summer invites us to explore the new Presbyterian Hymnal, Glory to God. The hymnal arrived in time for Palm Sunday worship and we have enjoyed singing new hymns and old favorites.

During the summer months, the preachers, choosing one hymn from the hymnal, will reflect on the biblical and theological concepts raised in the hymn text. By the end of the summer we will have learned ten new hymns.