Evangelical Liturgical Calendar

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1st Sunday of Capitaltide

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Capitaltide

The season of giving in which members are encouraged to give to the yearly capital campaign.

2nd Sunday of Capitaltide

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Capitaltide

The season of giving in which members are encouraged to give to the yearly capital campaign.

3rd Sunday of Capitaltide

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Capitaltide

The season of giving in which members are encouraged to give to the yearly capital campaign.

4th Sunday of Capitaltide

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Capitaltide

The season of giving in which members are encouraged to give to the yearly capital campaign.

Christmas Eve Sunday

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Christmas Eve

Second only to Easter, this service is bound to get well-dressed butts in seats. Dazzle them with a Christmas extravaganza, or delight the grandparents with traditional hymn service complete with candles.

Skip Churchmas Sunday

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Skip Churchmas

Let's be honest, people are on vacation, they're busy. Do NOT roll out your best this Sunday. Don't you have a really old associate pastor laying around somewhere who could preach?

Visionmas Sunday

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Visionmas

First major Sunday of the calendar year, it's time to dust off the ole vision and pitch it like it's brand new and innovative. You'll think this is the best Sunday of the year, but the congregation will wish you were preaching from Leviticus.

The Sunday Before Playoffstide

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

1st Sunday of Playoffstide

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Playoffstide

Two of the most intense Sundays of the year when a fair number of your flock still believes their team might go all the way. Keep the sermon short and cancel your community groups, people want to get home before kickoff.

2nd Sunday of Playoffstide

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Playoffstide

Two of the most intense Sundays of the year when a fair number of your flock still believes their team might go all the way. Keep the sermon short and cancel your community groups, people want to get home before kickoff.

The Sunday Before Super Bowl

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl

No one has proven that the Super Bowl is the fourth most attended church event in the year, but no one has disproven it either. Spend time and resources to invite your congregations' neighbors and coworkers to a dry Super Bowl party with no childcare and watch your attendance boom.

1st Sunday of Sexmas

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Sexmas

You've lured them in with the Super Bowl, now keep em with a 4-week sermon series on sex. Don't get to lurid with it, but it's important you hit the trio of relevance: porn, masturbation, and orgasm. This is a good opportunity to sell mom and dad on your high-octane children's ministry, who wants to explain the birds and the bees after church, am I right?

2nd Sunday of Sexmas

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Sexmas

You've lured them in with the Super Bowl, now keep em with a 4-week sermon series on sex. Don't get to lurid with it, but it's important you hit the trio of relevance: porn, masturbation, and orgasm. This is a good opportunity to sell mom and dad on your high-octane children's ministry, who wants to explain the birds and the bees after church, am I right?

3rd Sunday of Sexmas

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Sexmas

You've lured them in with the Super Bowl, now keep em with a 4-week sermon series on sex. Don't get to lurid with it, but it's important you hit the trio of relevance: porn, masturbation, and orgasm. This is a good opportunity to sell mom and dad on your high-octane children's ministry, who wants to explain the birds and the bees after church, am I right?

4th Sunday of Sexmas

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Sexmas

You've lured them in with the Super Bowl, now keep em with a 4-week sermon series on sex. Don't get to lurid with it, but it's important you hit the trio of relevance: porn, masturbation, and orgasm. This is a good opportunity to sell mom and dad on your high-octane children's ministry, who wants to explain the birds and the bees after church, am I right?

1st Sunday After Sexmas

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Sexmas

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

3rd Sunday After Sexmas

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Easter Sunday

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Easter

The Super Bowl of Sundays. This is the most-likely time to get new people in the doors. Be sure to wow them! Recommendation: This is the one Sunday a year mom wants kiddos with her in service, so have some candy or games for the little brats and be sure to drop in an advertisement for your high-octane kids ministry.

1st Sunday After Easter

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Easter

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

1st Sunday Before Mother's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday Before Mother's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Mother's Day Sunday

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Mother's Day

Here's the deal, mom wants the husband and kids at church this Sunday. Cause it's mom's day. Hype her up by having your wife preach, or maybe the gal who runs the missions department. Teach on Mary or Esther or something. But most importantly: have a photo booth and hand out flowers. Its the only reason anyone's here. Who cares if a third of your church struggles with infertility and another quarter can't find a decent husband in your church.

1st Sunday After Mother's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Mother's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Memorial Day Sunday

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Memorial Day

Honor the troops and sing some patriotic songs. That's what this Sunday is all about. If you think about it, mention that Jesus died at one point, so remember him or something too. Recommendation: have a couple of military recruiters in the lobby so kids all amped up on war tunes can enlist right there in church.

1st Sunday After Memorial Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Memorial Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Father's Day Sunday

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Father's Day

Alright, we know it, dad wants two things on Father's Day: sex and to be left alone. He certainly doesn't want to come to church. But mom wants dad in church, and mom wants a church that wants dad in church. So buy some donuts and bacon and advertise the heck out of it (but don't go too hard, you're gonna wind up with leftovers no matter how easy you take it).

The Sunday Before Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Independence Day Sunday

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Independence Day

Another chance to remember the real reason we're in church: the big red, white, and blue. You might think of this as Memorial Day 2, but throw in a story about George Washington and remind everyone how big of a Christian he was.

1st Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

3rd Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

4th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

5th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

6th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

7th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

8th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

9th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

10th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

11th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

12th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

13th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

14th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

15th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

16th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

17th Sunday After Independence Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

Veteran's Day Sunday

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Veteran's Day

There are several ways to approach this one. On one hand, you can have people stand as the anthem for their particular branch of the military plays. On the other, you can call out each war and have people stand who served in each conflict. Either way, vets must stand. It is bound to boost enlistment. Its also a really good opportunity for middle-aged white men with a military fetish who never "got the chance to serve" to salute actual military personnel and thank them for their service.

1st Sunday After Veteran's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.

2nd Sunday After Veteran's Day

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Ordinary Time

There's nothing going on! Preach something relevant this Sunday.