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 April and May 2021

Lectionary Readings: Year B  

4 April – Easter Sunday                                               

Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9  

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 

John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8           

11 April – 2nd Sunday of Easter                                                                                           

Acts 4:32-35               

Psalm 133                   

1 John 1:1 – 2:2          

John 20:19-31 

18 April – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:12-19               

Psalm 4                       

1 John 3:1-7                

Luke 24:36b-48 

25 April – 4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:5-12                 

Psalm 23                     

1 John 3:16-24            

John 10:11-18  

May 2021 – Year B 

2nd May – 5th Sunday of Easter                                  

Acts 8:26-40              

Psalm 22:25-31         

1 John 4:7-21             

John 15:1-8                 

9th May – 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter 9th May 

Acts 10. 44-48 8:6-7 

Psalm 98                                    

1 John 5:1-6                                    

John 15:9-17  

16th  May - 7th Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Psalm 1                      

1 John 5:9-13             

John 17:6-19 

23rd May - Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21                 

or Ezekiel 37:1-14  

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b                             

Romans 8:22-27        

or Acts 2:1-21           

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 

30th May – Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 6:1-8                

Psalm 29                    

Romans 8:12-17        

John 3:1-17

The Lectionary