Readings for Sundays

How are the Sunday Readings Chosen?

On Sundays our Bible readings follow the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).

For this week’s readings see our Worship Bulletins for this week.

What is the Revised Common Lectionary?

  • 3-year cycle of weekly readings
  • used by most mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States.
  • usually include:  a reading from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles (letters of the Apostles), and a Gospel reading each week.

The gospel readings for each year come from one of the gospels according to the following pattern:

  • 2010 – 2011 Year A – Matthew
  • 2011 – 2012 Year B – Mark
  • 2012 – 2013 Year C – Luke

Readings from the Gospel of John can be found throughout the RCL.

Much more information, plus beautiful artwork and prayers to accompany readings, can be found at the site of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.


*The church’s Calendar year runs from Advent through the end of the Season of Pentecost.