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 2020

Lectionary Readings: Year A

AUGUST 2020:

2nd

Ordinary 18

Genesis 32:22-31

Psalm 17:1-7, 15

Romans 9:1-5

Matthew 14:13-21

9th

Ordinary 19

Genesis  37:1-4, 12-28

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b

Romans 10:5-15

Matthew 14:22-33

16th

Ordinary 20

Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

23rd

 

Ordinary 21

Exodus 1:8 – 2:10

Psalm 124

Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 16:13-20

30th

Ordinary 22

Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28

SEPTEMBER 2020:

6th

Ordinary 23

Exodus 12: 1-14

Psalm 149

Romans 13:

8-14

Matthew 18:

15-20

13th

Ordinary 24

Exodus 14: 19-31

Psalm 114 or Canticle: Exodus 15: 1b -11, 20-21

Romans 14: 1-12

Matthew 18: 21-35

20th

Ordinary 25

Exodus 16: 2-15

 

Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45

Philippians 1: 21-30

Matthew 20: 1-16

27th

Ordinary 26

Exodus 17: 1-7

 

Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16

 

Philippians 2: 1-13

 

Matthew 21: 23-32

 

 

OCTOBER 2020:

4th

Ordinary 27

Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20

 

Psalm 19

 

Philippians 3: 4b -14

 

Matthew 21: 33-46

11th

Ordinary 28

Exodus 32: 1-14

 

Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23

 

Philippians 4: 1-9

 

Matthew 22: 1-14

18th

Ordinary 29

Exodus 33: 12-23

 

Psalm 99: 1

 

Thessalonians 1: 1-10

 

Matthew 22: 15-22

25th

Ordinary 30

Deuteronomy 34: 1-12

 

Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17 1

 

Thessalonians 2: 1-8

 

Matthew 22: 34-46

 

NOVEMBER 2020:

1st

Ordinary 31

Joshua 3: 7-17

 

Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37 1

 

Thessalonians 2: 9-13

 

Matthew 23: 1-12

 

8th

Ordinary 32

Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78: 1-7 1

 

Thessalonians 4: 13-18

 

Matthew 25:

1-13

 

15th

Ordinary 33

Judges 4: 1-7

 

 

Psalm 123: 1

Thessalonians 5: 1-11

 

Matthew 25:

14-30

 

22nd

Sunday before Advent

Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24

 

Psalm 95: 1-7a or Psalm 100

 

Ephesians 1: 15-23

 

Matthew 25:

31-46

 

29th

1st Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 64:1-9

 

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

 

1 Corinthians 1:

3-9

 

Mark 13:24-37

 

 

 

The Lectionary