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 August - November 2018

Lectionary Readings: Year B

August 2018:

5th

Ordinary 18

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

Psalm 78:23-29

Ephesians 4:1-16

John 6:24-35

12th

Ordinary 19

1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34:1-8

Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2

John 6:35, 41-51

19th

Ordinary 20

Proverbs 9:1-6

Psalm 34:9-14

Ephesians 5:15-20

John 6:51-58

26th

Ordinary 21

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

Psalm 34:15-22

Ephesians 6:10-20

John 6:56-69

September 2018:

2nd

Ordinary 22

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Psalm 15

James 1:17-27

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

9th

Ordinary 23

Isaiah 35:4-7a

Psalm 146

James2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17

Mark 7:24-37

16th

Ordinary 24

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-9

James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38

23rd

Ordinary 25

Wisdom of Solomon 1:16 – 2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20

Psalm 54

James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a

Mark 9:30-37

30th

Ordinary 26

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Psalm 19:7-14

James 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50

October 2018:                                               

7th

Ordinary 27

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 8

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12

Mark 10:2-16

14th

Ordinary 28

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Psalm 90:12-17

Hebrews 4:12-16

Mark 10:17-31

21st

Ordinary 29

Isaiah 53:4-12

Psalm 91:9-16

Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark 10:35-45

28th

Ordinary 30

Jeremiah 31:7-9

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7:23-28

Mark 10:46-52

November 2018:

4th

Ordinary 31

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalm 119:1-8

Hebrews 9:11-14

Mark 12:28-34

11th

Remembrance Sunday

Isaiah 25:1-9 or Isaiah 52:7-12 or Micah 4:1-8

Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 46

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39 or Revelation 22:1-5

Matthew 5:1-12 or Matthew 5:43-48 or John 15:9-17

18th

Ordinary 33

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16

Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25

Mark 13:1-8

25th

Sunday Before Advent

Daniel 7:910, 13-14

Psalm 93

Revelation 1:4b-8

John 18:33-37

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