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 November 2017 - February 2018

Lectionary Readings: Year A

November 2017:

5th

Ordinary 31

Micah 3:5-12

Psalm 43

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

Matthew 23:1-12

12th

Ordinary 32

Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24

Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13

19th

Ordinary 33

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18

Psalm 90:1-8 (9-11) 12

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Matthew 25:14-30

26th

Sunday Before Advent

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 95:1-7a or Psalm 100

Ephesians 1:15-23

Matthew 25:31-46

Lectionary Readings: Year B

December 2017:

3rd

1st in Advent

Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:24-37

10th

2nd in Advent

Isaiah 40:1-11

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Mark 1:1-8

17th

3rd in Advent

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Psalm 126 or Canticle:Magnificat

(Luke1:46b-55)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

John 1:6-8, 19-28

24th

 

4th in Advent

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

 

Canticle:Magnifcat

(Luke1:46b-55)

Or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Romans 16:25-27

Luke 1:26-38

31st

1st Sunday of Christmas

Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Psalm 148

Galatians 4:4-7

Luke 2:22-40

 

January 2018:                                                

7th

Ordinary 1

Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm 29

Acts 19:1-7

Mark 1:4-11

14th

Ordinary 2

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51

21st

Ordinary 3

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:5-12

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20

28th

Ordinary 4

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Psalm 111

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Mark 1:21-28

February 2018:

4th

Ordinary 5

Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39

11th

Sunday before Lent

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

18th

1st of Lent

Genesis 9:8-17

Psalm 25:1-10

1 Peter 3:18-22

Mark 1:9-15

25th

2nd of Lent

Genesis 17:1-7,15-16

Psalm 22:23-31

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38

 

 

 

 

 

 

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