The Lectionary

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Introduction

A lectionary, if you're new to the term, is simply a pattern of readings from the bible. In Methodism we are on a three year pattern which takes us through the whole bible in that time, with one set of readings each week. This allows us to read all of the bible and make sure that we are learning from all of it rather than just from our 'favourite passages' and allows us to ensure that we appreciate and digest the whole thing.

The readings below are for the upcoming months. If you are new to the Christian faith and don't have a bible, do drop into one of our churches on a Sunday morning and we'll help you get hold of one.


Readings for January - February 2020

Lectionary Readings: Year A

January 2020:                                                        

5th

2nd of Christmas

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm 147:12-20

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:(1-9) 10-18

12th

Ordinary 1

Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm 29

Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17

19th

Ordinary 2

Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 40:1-11

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

John 1:29-42

26th

 

Ordinary 3

Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm 27:1, 4-9

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Matthew 4:12-23

 February 2020:

2nd

Ordinary 4

Micah 6:1-8

Psalm 15

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Matthew 5:1-12

9th

Ordinary 5

Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)

Psalm 112:1-9 (10)

1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)

Matthew 5:13-20

16th

Ordinary 6

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20

Psalm 119:1-8

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Matthew 5:21-37

23rd

Ordinary 7

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

Psalm 119:33-40

1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

Matthew 5:38-48

The Lectionary