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Christ the King Sunday Sermon Resources

"Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is a proclamation to all that everything in creation and culture must submit to Christ and an invitation to actively and joyfully submit to his rule. The day is celebrated widely in some traditions and is normally scheduled on the last Sunday before Advent. It, therefore, serves as a transitional Sunday leading directly into Advent, the Christmas cycle, and the new Christian year. The day fits well with the eschatological emphasis and anticipation of Christ’s second coming highlighted during Advent. It also helps worshipers, who are already thinking about Christmas, to remember that Christmas is about much more than a baby in a manger—it is about a sovereign Christ who came to be the 'Prince of Peace.'" - from The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd Ed. from the Liturgy Letter.

 

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Reign of Christ or Christ the King
Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusive

[Proper 29, Ordinary/Lectionary 34]
 Semicontinuous Complementary
 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
 Psalm 132:1-12 [13-18] Psalm 93
 Revelation 1:4b-8 Revelation 1:4b-8
 John 18:33-37 John 18:33-37 

 

Hymn suggestions for Christ the King Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 132 and Psalm 93 from Hymnary.com

Contemporary Songs for Christ the King Sunday

Hymn to Christ the King | by Sarah Hart | Leadsheets 

Rejoice the Lord is King | by Charles Wesley | Leadsheet

The Lord is King | Words: Josiah Conder, 1824; alt. by Nathan Partain, 2003; refrain: Nathan Partain, 2003; Music: Nathan Partain, 2003 | Leadsheet 

The Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above | Words by Johann Jakob Schutz (1675) Music and Arrangement by Eric Gilbert | 

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