Walker Chapel United Methodist Church
One very meaningful way to serve God at Walker Chapel is by assisting with the Sunday morning liturgy. Liturgists frequently help lead the congregation in prayer, read Scripture, and assist with the distribution of the bread and cup during Holy Communion. If you think you might be interested in serving this way, please contact Rev. Burgess.

To read the lessons below in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the version we use at Walker Chapel, please visit the Oremus Bible Browser web site, enter the text you wish to read, and, where it presents you version options, be sure to select the NRSV.

October 29
Reformation Sunday

Liturgist: Han Yi
Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90-1-6, 13-17 (UMH 809); 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

November 5
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgist: Jennifer Musser
Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 (UMH 830); 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12

November 12
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgist: Tom Loftus
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7 (UMH 799); 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

November 19
Consecration Sunday
Judges 4:1-7; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

November 26
Christ the King
Liturgist: Christiane Roehler
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100 (UMH 821); Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

December 3
1st Sunday of Advent
Liturgist: Martha Schoonover
Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801); 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

December 10
2nd Sunday of Advent
Liturgist: Lucy Cunningham
Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (UMH 806); 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

December 17
3rd Sunday of Advent
Festival of Lessons & Carols
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 (UMH 847); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

December 24
4th Sunday of Advent
10:30 a.m.
Liturgist: Martha Schoonover
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38

December 24
Christmas Eve
7:30 p.m.
Liturgist: James Wright
Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815); Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 31
1st Sunday after Christmas
Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148 (UMH 861); Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
The following are time-honored and traditional examples of prayers to be offered before the reading of scripture. Unless a prayer has already been selected for the Sunday you are serving as liturgist, please feel free to choose one from among those found below to use.

O God, who has so made us that we live not by bread alone but by every Word of yours: Cause us to hunger after the heavenly food, and to find in it our daily provision on the way to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God who commanded light to shine out of darkness: We pray you to shine into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and honor for evermore. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit may rest upon us now, as we approach the study of your holy Word, and that he may make that Word a living message to our souls; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, uphold me, that I may uplift you; and may the words of my mouth, and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. Amen.

Give us grace, O Lord, not only to hear your Word with our ears, but also to receive it into our hearts and to show it forth in our lives; for the glory of your great name. Amen.

O Lord, open to us your Word, and our hearts to your Word, that we may know you better and love you more; for your mercy and for your truth's sake. Amen

Heavenly Father sanctify us by your truth, and grant that the Spirit of truth may guide us into all truth, through him who is the truth incarnate, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, in the reading of the Scripture, may your Word be heard; in the meditations of our hearts, may your Word be known; and in the faithfulness of our lives, may your Word be shown. Amen.