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For each week, the RCL website has added scriptural reflections based on a featured art image, as well as RCL prayers for worship.
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Where do the prayers come from?

Where do the prayers come from?

The texts of the Revised Common Lectionary Prayers have been made possible with the cooperation of the Consultation on Common Texts, the ecumenical authoring body for the Revised Common Lectionary, as well as the initiating body for the prayers. The prayers were written by many pastors from across the denominational spectrum -- Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, etc. They are the group to which the credit belongs.

They are reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts, Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers in print is available though Augsburg Fortress: http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?isbn=0800634845&clsid=120020&productgroupid=0

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Readings for the Coming Week
First Sunday in Lent (February 14, 2016)
  • First reading
    • Deuteronomy 26:1-11
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
  • Second reading
    • Romans 10:8b-13
  • Gospel
    • Luke 4:1-13
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Lent (February 10, 2016 - March 20, 2016)

DAILY LECTIONARY READINGS NOW AVAILABLE VIA LINK-OUT: Daily readings expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship. You can also find the readings by looking for the "DAILY" link on the Sunday and festival scripture text pages; it is in the box on the right hand side of the screen.

ALL THREE YEARS OF RCL PDFS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRINTING: Please offer feedback as we refine this resource.

CALENDARS: We offer a calendar feature for Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook. Just click on the "calendar" icon in the top right corner of any page.

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