Lectionary Readings


“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  Psalm 119:105

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”  Ephesians 6:17

Along with the psalmist, we believe in the importance of reading and hearing Gods Word.  As you prepare for worship on Sunday, we invite you to check out the lectionary readings for that Sunday. These will be read during the Worship service.

What is the Lectionary?  The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of suggested scripture readings that follows the Christian year. Each Sunday, four passages of scripture are recommended, usually two from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. Thus, over a three-year period the Bible is covered in a systematic and balanced way.

  • The Revised Common Lectionary Calendar
  • Other helpful Worship Resources for pastors planning services and seekers wishing to “go deeper”– linked to the Lectionary reading for each week from the Worship website of the General Board of Discipleship of the UM Church.
  • Lectionary Readings from the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Read the lectionary texts online.  Ideal for when you are traveling!