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.


Lectionary Readings for May & June 2022: Year C 

1st May – Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:1-6 (7-20)
Psalm 30
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19


8th May - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23
Revelation 7:9-17
John 10:22-30

15th May - Fifth Sunday of Easter 

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35 

22nd May - Sixth Sunday of Easter 

Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5
John 14:23-29
or John 5:1-9 

29th May - Seventh Sunday of Easter Sunday in Ascensiontide (these readings used if Ascension not observed on this day)

Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
John 17:20-26 

5th June - Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21
or Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17 (25-27) 

12th June - Trinity Sunday
First Sunday after Pentecost

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15 

19th June – 12th in Ordinary Time

Continuous
1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a
Psalms 42; 43
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Related
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39 

26th June 13th in Ordinary Time

Continuous
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

Related
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
Psalm 16
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

The Lectionary