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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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Is there a way to see all of the lections in Bible-book order?

Yes; simply click on the book icon (Lection Index) found at the top right-hand corner of the page.


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Readings for the Coming Week
Proper 12 (17) (July 27, 2014)
  • First reading and Psalm
    • Genesis 29:15-28
    • Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128
  • Alternate First reading and Psalm
    • 1 Kings 3:5-12
    • Psalm 119:129-136
  • Second reading
    • Romans 8:26-39
  • Gospel
    • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Season after Pentecost (June 15, 2014 - November 27, 2014)

HYMN SUGGESTIONS are now available! On each scripture page, on the right-hand side in the yellow box, click on the "Hymns" link. These hymns are provided via Hymnary.org, a project supported by the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and affiliated organizations. The hymns are drawn from a wide range of Christian denominations and have been selected by scholars in the discipline.

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

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

During the Season after Pentecost, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two sets of parallel readings. The first set of "semicontinuous" OT readings follows major stories/themes, beginning in Year A with Genesis and ending in Year C with the later prophets. "Complementary" OT readings follow the historical tradition of thematically pairing the OT reading with the Gospel reading. Whichever approach is chosen at the beginning of Pentecost, the intent is for the remaining Season after Pentecost readings to follow the same approach. In addition, both sets of readings sometimes offer alternate options (indicated by italics): readings that may be used with, or in place of, the standard reading. Finally, note that the psalms for each Sunday after Pentecost are intended to paired with a particular OT reading (either semicontinuous or complementary).

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