The Church Year

Sundays and Seasons

Our worship follows a special "church year" which helps us to incorporate all of the major themes and events in Holy Scripture, especially God's plan, prophecy and provision for our salvation through the work of Christ as it unravels through the Old and New Testaments.  In our daily lives we keep track of our activities and special events with a calendar. The church throughout the centuries has also “kept track” of days and seasons and commemorating special occasions with a calendar.


The Time of Christmas

Advent Season (Preparing for the Birth of the Savior)

  • First Sunday in Advent
  • Second Sunday in Advent
  • Third Sunday in Advent
  • Fourth Sunday in Advent

Christmas Season (The Birth of our Lord)

  • The Nativity of Our Lord
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Midnight
  • Christmas Dawn
  • Christmas Day
  • First Sunday after Christmas
  • Second Sunday after Christmas

Epiphany Season (The revelation of the nature and ministry of our Savior)

  • The Epiphany of Our Lord
  • First Sunday after the Epiphany
           The Baptism of Our Lord
  • Second Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Third Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany 
  • Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany 
  • Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Last Sunday after the Epiphany
            The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Time of Easter

Lenten Season (Preparation for the death of our Lord)

  • Ash Wednesday
  • First Sunday in Lent
  • Second Sunday in Lent
  • Third Sunday in Lent
  • Fourth Sunday in Lent
  • Fifth Sunday in Lent

Holy Week (The PAth to the CRoss and the sacrifice for our sins)

  • Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
  • Monday in Holy Week
  • Tuesday in Holy Week
  • Wednesday in Holy Week
  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday

Easter Season (The Lord is Risen, The Holy Spirit is Sent and the Church is Established)

  • The Resurrection of Our Lord
  • Easter Vigil
  • Easter Dawn
  • Easter Day
  • Easter Evening/Monday
  • Easter Tuesday
  • Second Sunday of Easter
  • Third Sunday of Easter
  • Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • Sixth Sunday of Easter
  • The Ascension of Our Lord
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter 
  • Pentecost
  • Pentecost Eve
  • Day of Pentecost
  • Pentecost Evening/Monday
  • Pentecost Tuesday

The Time of the Church

The Season after Pentecost (A Time to grow and mature in our life of faith)

  • Holy Trinity
  • Second through the Twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost
  • Last Sunday of the Church Year