Augsburg Fortress

Whirl Lectionary

Connect Sunday school and worship

Why choose Whirl Lectionary?

  • Lectionary made easy

    Lessons based on Revised Common Lectionary texts use color and icons to help leaders and kids follow the church year.

  • Characters kids can relate to

    Animated characters model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out their faith.

  • Connect kids to the congregation

    Lessons encourage exploring the church building and experiencing congregational life. Worship bulletins are also available.

  • Faith in action

    Learner leaflets include many ways families can put their faith into action throughout the week.

How it works

Lessons follow a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch. Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video. Next they dive into Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible, responding to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, circling up to review the lesson, and praying before being sent out.

Printed lesson materials are sold quarterly, and you can access all leader content with a Sparkhouse Online subscription.

Whirl Bibles

Whirl children's Bibles are the core of the curriculum and serve as the foundation of every lesson.

Sparkhouse Online

Sunday school preparation has never been easier. Get online access to scheduling tools and leader materials for Whirl and other Sunday school curricula.

Scope and sequence

A three-year curriculum that follows the Revised Common Lectionary with lesson materials for fall, winter, and spring quarters. During the summer Sundays, use the director guide for weekly children’s messages, worship bulletins, and a 45-minute large group experience. Download the full scope and sequence.

Lectionary 24
Pentecost
The Unforgiving Servant
Matthew 18:21-35
Lectionary 25
Pentecost
First and Last in the Vineyard
Matthew 20:1-16
Lectionary 26
Pentecost
Two Sons in the Vineyard
Matthew 21:23-32
Lectionary 27
Pentecost
Rejection in the Vineyard
Matthew 21:33-46
Lectionary 28
Pentecost
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Philippians 4:1-9
Lectionary 29
Pentecost
A Question about Taxes
Matthew 22:15-22
Lectionary 30
Pentecost
The Greatest Commandment
Matthew 22:34-46
Lectionary 31
Pentecost
Humble and Exalted
Matthew 23:1-12
Lectionary 32
Pentecost
Ten Bridesmaids
Matthew 25:1-13
Lectionary 33
Pentecost
Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25:14-30
Christ the King
Pentecost
Sheep and Goats
Matthew 25:31-46
Advent 1
Keep Awake
Mark 13:24-37
Advent 2
John the Baptist
Mark 1:1-8
Advent 3
Justice and Jubilee
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Advent 4
The Annunciation
Luke 1:26-38
Christmas Day
Jesus is Born
Luke 2:1-20
Christmas 1
Simeon and Anna
Luke 2:22-40
Baptism of the Lord
Jesus the Word
John 1:1-18
Epiphany 2
In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1-5
Epiphany 3
God Calls Samuel
1 Samuel 3:1-20
Epiphany 4
Jonah in Nineveh
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Epiphany 5
Healing in the Synagogue
Mark 1:21-28
Transfiguration
Epiphany
Elijah and Elisha
2 Kings 2:1-12
Lent 1
God’s Covenant with Noah
Genesis 9:8-17
Lent 2
The Faith of Abraham
Romans 4:13-25
Lent 3
The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17
Lent 4
Moses and the Bronze Serpent
Numbers 21:4-9
Lent 5
Jesus Predicts His Death
John 12:20-33
Palm/Passion Sunday
Lent
Mark’s Holy Week
Mark 11:1-11; 14:1-15:47
Easter Day
Jesus is Risen
John 20:1-18
Easter 2
Early Believers Share
Acts 4:32-35
Easter 3
Jesus Appears to Disciples
Luke 24:36b-48
Easter 4
The Good Shepherd
John 10:11-18
Easter 5
Let Us Love One Another
1 John 4:7-21
Easter 6
Abide in Love
John 15:9-17
Easter 7
Matthias Is Chosen
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Day of Pentecost
Filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-21
The Holy Trinity
Pentecost
Isaiah's Vision of God
Isaiah 6:1-8
Lectionary 9
Pentecost
Treasure in Clay Jars
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Lectionary 10
Pentecost
Sisters and Brothers of Christ
Mark 3:20-35
Lectionary 11
Pentecost
Seeds of the Kingdom
Mark 4:26-34
Lectionary 12
Pentecost
Jesus Calms the Storm
Mark 4: 35-41
Lectionary 13
Pentecost
Daughters Healed
Mark 5:21-43
Lectionary 14
Pentecost
Jesus Sends the Twelve
Mark 6:1-13
Lectionary 15
Pentecost
Adopted as God’s Children
Ephesians 1:3-14
Lectionary 16
Pentecost
Jesus Heals the Crowds
Mark 6:30-34 53-56
Lectionary 17
Pentecost
Two Signs of Jesus
John 6:1-21
Lectionary 18
Pentecost
Bread of Life
John 6:24-35
Lectionary 19
Pentecost
Live in Love
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Lectionary 20
Pentecost
Make Melody to the Lord
Ephesians 5:15-20
Lectionary 21
Pentecost
Armor of God
Ephesians 6:10-20
Lectionary 22
Pentecost
Doers of the Word
James 1:17-27
Lectionary 23
Pentecost
Hearing and Speaking
Mark 7:24-37
Lectionary 24
Pentecost
Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12
Lectionary 25
Pentecost
Jesus Welcomes Children
Mark 9:30-37
Lectionary 26
Pentecost
Pray for One Another
James 5:13-20
Lectionary 27
Pentecost
Jesus Blesses the Children
Mark 10:2-16
Lectionary 28
Pentecost
A Camel through a Needle
Mark 10:17-31
Lectionary 29
Pentecost
James and John
Mark 10:35-45
Lectionary 30
Pentecost
Jesus Heals Bartimaeus
Mark 10:46-52
Lectionary 31
Pentecost
The First Commandment
Mark 12:28-34
Lectionary 32
Pentecost
The Widow's Offering
Mark 12:38-44
Lectionary 33
Pentecost
The Temple's Destruction
Mark 13:1-8
Christ the King
Pentecost
Pilate Accuses Jesus
John 18:33-37
Advent 1
Paul's First Letter
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Advent 2
Malachi the Messenger
Malachi 3:1-4
Advent 3
Zephaniah's Joyful Song
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Advent 4
Mary Visits Elizabeth
Luke 1:39-55
Christmas Day
Jesus is Born
Luke 2:1-20
Christmas 1
Young Jesus in the Temple
Luke 2:41-52
Christmas 2
A Comforting Message
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Baptism of the Lord
Epiphany
John Baptizes Jesus
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Epiphany 2
Epiphany
Water to Wine
John 2:1-11
Epiphany 3
Epiphany
One Body, Many Parts
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Epiphany 4
Epiphany
Jeremiah's Call
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Transfiguration
Epiphany
Jesus Is Transfigured
Luke 9:28-36
Transfiguration
Epiphany
Elijah and Elisha
2 Kings 2:1-12
Lent 1
Jesus Is Tempted
Luke 4:1-13
Lent 2
God's Covenant with Abraham
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Lent 3
God Provides
Isaiah 55:1-9
Lent 4
The Prodigal Son
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Lent 5
Mary Anoints Jesus
John 12:1-8
Palm/Passion Sunday
Lent
Luke's Holy Week
Luke 22:14—23:56
Easter Day
Jesus is Risen
Luke 24:1-12
Easter 2
Alpha and Omega
Revelation 1:4-8
Easter 3
Saul Meets Jesus
Acts 9:1-20
Easter 4
Peter Raises Tabitha
Acts 9:36-43
Easter 5
New Heaven and Earth
Revelation 21:1-6
Easter 6
Promise of the Holy Spirit
John 14:23-29
Easter 7
Paul and Silas
Acts 16:16-34
Day of Pentecost
Filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-21
The Holy Trinity
Pentecost
The Gifts of Wisdom
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Lectionary 9
Pentecost
A Centurion's Servant
Luke 7:1-10
Lectionary 10
Pentecost
Paul as Apostle
Galatians 1:11-24
Lectionary 11
Pentecost
Saved by Faith
Galatians 2:15-21
Lectionary 12
Pentecost
Purpose of the Law
Galatians 3:23-29
Lectionary 13
Pentecost
Following Jesus
Luke 9:51-62
Lectionary 14
Pentecost
Mission of the Seventy
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Lectionary 15
Pentecost
The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37
Lectionary 16
Pentecost
Martha and Mary
Luke 10:38-42
Lectionary 17
Pentecost
The Lord's Prayer
Luke 11:1-13
Lectionary 18
Pentecost
New Life in Christ
Colossians 3:1-11
Lectionary 19
Pentecost
Meaning of Faith
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Lectionary 20
Pentecost
Heroes' Faith
Hebrews 11:29—12:2
Lectionary 21
Pentecost
Healing on the Sabbath
Luke 13:10-17
Lectionary 22
Pentecost
Humility and Hospitality
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Lectionary 23
Pentecost
Paul's Plea for Onesimus
Philemon 1-21
Lectionary 24
Pentecost
Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
Luke 15:1-10
Lectionary 25
Pentecost
Pray for Everyone
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Lectionary 26
Pentecost
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luke 16:19-31
Lectionary 27
Pentecost
Faith Passed Down
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Lectionary 28
Pentecost
Jesus Heals Ten
Luke 17:11-19
Lectionary 29
Pentecost
The Widow and the Judge
Luke 18:1-8
Lectionary 30
Pentecost
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Luke 18:9-14
Lectionary 31
Pentecost
Jesus and Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10
Lectionary 32
Pentecost
The Sadducees Questions
Luke 20:27-38
Lectionary 33
Pentecost
Working Together
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Christ the King
Pentecost
King on the Cross
Luke 23:33-43
Advent 1
Swords into Plowshares
Isaiah 2:1-5
Advent 2
Jews and Gentiles
Romans 15:4-13
Advent 3
John's Questions for Jesus
Matthew 11:2-11
Advent 4
An Angel Visits Joseph
Matthew 1:18-25
Christmas Day
Jesus Is Born
Luke 2:1-20
Christmas 1
Escape to Egypt
Matthew 2:13-23
Baptism of the Lord
A Light to the Nations
Isaiah 42:1-9
Epiphany 2
The Lamb of God
John 1:29-42
Epiphany 3
United in Christ
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Epiphany 4
The Beatitudes
Matthew 5:1-12
Epiphany 5
Worship and Justice
Isaiah 58:1-12
Epiphany 6
Life with God
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Epiphany 7
Love Your Enemies
Matthew 5:38-48
Transfiguration
Glory on the Mountain
Exodus 24:12-18
Lent 1
Adam and Eve
Genesis 2:15-17;3:1-7
Lent 2
Jesus and Nicodemus
John 3:1-17
Lent 3
Woman at the Well
John 4:5-42
Lent 4
Samuel Anoints David
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Lent 5
Jesus Raises Lazarus
John 11:1-45
Palm/Passion Sunday
Matthew's Holy Week
Matthew 21:1-11;
26:14—27:66
Easter Day
Jesus is Risen
Matthew 28:1-10
Easter 2
Thomas Answers Jesus
John 20:19-31
Easter 3
Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
Easter 4
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 23
Easter 5
Living Stones, Chosen People
1 Peter 2:2-10
Easter 6
The Spirit of Truth
John 14:15-21
Easter 7
Jesus Ascends
Acts 1:6-14
Day of Pentecost
Filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-21
Holy Trinity
The Great Commission
Matthew 28:16-20
Lectionary 11
Justified by Faith
Romans 5:1-8
Lectionary 12
Freed from Sin
Romans 6:1b-11
Lectionary 13
Whoever Welcomes
Matthew 10:40-42
Lectionary 14
Come to Me
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Lectionary 15
Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Lectionary 16
Children of God
Romans 8:12-25
Lectionary 17
Parables of the Kingdom
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Lectionary 18
Feeding the Five Thousand
Matthew 14:13-21
Lectionary 19
Jesus Walks on Water
Matthew 13:22-33
Lectionary 20
The Canaanite Woman's Faith
Matthew 15:21-28
Lectionary 21
Many Members, Many Gifts
Romans 12:1-8
Lectionary 22
Bless your Enemies
Romans 12:9-21
Lectionary 23
Love for One Another
Romans 13:8-14

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