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 September - November 2017

September 2017: 

3rd

Ordinary 22

Jeremiah 15:15-21

Psalm 26:1-8

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28

10th

Ordinary 23

Ezekiel 33:7-11

Psalm 119:33-40

Romans 13:8-14

Matthew 18:15-20

17th

Ordinary 24

Genesis 50:15-21

Psalm 103:(1-7) 8-13

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

24th

Ordinary 25

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Psalm 145:1-8

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

October 2017:                                               

1st

Ordinary 26

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Psalm 25:1-9

Philippians 2:1-13

Matthew 21:23-32

8th

Ordinary 27

Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 80:7-15

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

15th

Ordinary 28

Isaiah 25:1-9

Psalm 23

Philippians 4:1-9

Matthew 22:1-14

22nd

Ordinary 29

Isaiah 45:1-7

Psalm 96:1-9 (10-13)

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Matthew 22:15-22

29th

Ordinary 30

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

Psalm 1

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Matthew 22:34-46

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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