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 September & October 2021 - Year B

September 2021 - Year B

5th September - 23rd in Ordinary Time

Continuous                       

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23                              

Psalm 125                         

James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17

Mark 7:24-37 

Related 

Isaiah 35:4-7a

Psalm 146

James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17

Mark 7:24-37

12th September - 24th in Ordinary Time 

Continuous                       

Proverbs 1:20-33  

Psalm 19                            

or Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 – 8:1

James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38

Related

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-9

James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38 

19th September - 25th in Ordinary Time  

Continuous                       

Proverbs 31:10-31  

Psalm 1                              

James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a                                      

Mark 9:30-37

Related

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 

26th September - 26th in Ordinary Time

Continuous                   

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22          

Psalm 124

James 5:13-20  

Mark 9:38-50

Related

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

Psalm 19:7-14

James 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50 

Lectionary Readings for October 2021 – Year B

3rd October – 27th in Ordinary Time

Continuous

Job 1:1; 2:1-10

Psalm 26

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

Mark 10:2-16 

Related

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 8

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

Mark 10:2-16 

10th October - 28th in Ordinary Time

Continuous

Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Psalm 22:1-15

Hebrews 4:12-16

Mark 10:17-31 

Related

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Psalm 90:12-17

Hebrews 4:12-16

Mark 10:17-31

17th October – 29th in Ordinary Time

Continuous

Job 38:1-7 (34-41)

Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark 10:35-45 

Related

Isaiah 53:4-12

Psalm 91:9-16

Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark 10:35-45

24th October – 30th in Ordinary Time 

Continuous

Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22)

Hebrews 7:23-28

Mark 10:46-52 

Related

Jeremiah 31:7-9

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7:23-28

Mark 10:46-52   

31st October – 31st in Ordinary Time

Continuous

Ruth 1:1-18

Psalm 146

Hebrews 9:11-14

Mark 12:28-34 

Related

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalm 119:1-8

Hebrews 9:11-14

Mark 12:28-34

The Lectionary