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 December 2018 - February 2019

Lectionary Readings: Year C

December 2018:

2nd

1st in Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Psalm 25:1-10

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Luke 21:25-36

9th

2nd in Advent

Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4

Canticle:Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79)

Philippians 1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

16th

3rd in Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Canticle:Isaiah 12:2-6

Philippians 4:4-7

Luke 3:7-18

23rd

4th in Advent

Micah 5:2-5a

Canticle:Magnificat

(Luke 1:46b-55) or Psalm 80:1-7

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45

(46-55)

30th

1st Sunday of Christmas

1 Samuel 2:18-20,26

Psalm 148

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-52

January 2019:                                                

6th

The Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14

Ephesians 3:1-12

Matthew 2:1-12

13th

Ordinary 1

Isaiah 43:1-7

Psalm 29

Acts 8:14-17

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

20th

Ordinary 2

Isaiah 62:1-5

Psalm 36:5-10

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

27th

Ordinary 3

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Psalm 19

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Luke 4:14-21

February 2019:

3rd

Ordinary 4

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Psalm 71:1-6

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Luke 4:21-30

10th

Ordinary 5

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

Psalm 138

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Luke 5:1-11

17th

Ordinary 6

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Psalm 1

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Luke 6:17-26

24th

Ordinary 7

Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40

1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

Luke 6:1-8

 

 

 

The Lectionary