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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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What version of the Bible does the Revised Common Lectionary use?

Scripture texts in the Revised Common Lectionary are from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible. For more on the NRSV, see the "About the NRSV" page on the National Council of Churches Web site.

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Readings for the Coming Week
Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 22, 2018)
  • First reading
    • Acts 4:5-12
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 23
  • Second reading
    • 1 John 3:16-24
  • Gospel
    • John 10:11-18
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Easter (April 1, 2018 - May 20, 2018)

NEW SLIDESHOW FORMATS: We now offer slideshow files containing selected texts from each of the Sunday Lectionary readings along with reflective images. Each is available in PowerPoint and PDF format. Since the images have copyright release for non-commercial use, the slideshows may be freely used in worship and educational settings. We are interested in your feedback; please contact us with your questions or comments.

PDF HALF-PAGE FORMAT: We now offer a format that arranges the biblical texts as a half-page bulletin insert/handout. Please offer feedback, as we continue to develop these tools.

DAILY LECTIONARY READINGS 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 Special Days scripture text pages. It is in the box on the right hand side of the screen.

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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