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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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How do I search for a specific scripture?

In the top right hand corner of the RCL website, you will find a search box with button text "Lections." Begin typing the book of the Bible, and a list of all the entries in the RCL will appear as a list. Click on the appropriate passage from the list and that passage will appear in the search box. Click "go." The search results will appear in a page that shows where that passage appears in the Lectionary and will provide the text of that scripture passage.

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Readings for the Coming Week
Third Sunday of Advent (December 16, 2018)
  • First reading
    • Zephaniah 3:14-20
  • Psalm
    • Isaiah 12:2-6
  • Second reading
    • Philippians 4:4-7
  • Gospel
    • Luke 3:7-18
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Advent (December 2, 2018 - December 23, 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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