Lectionary

We use the Revised Common Lectionary, a list of Bible readings used by many churches and denominations around the world.

The specific readings, the reflection that begins our worship, and a guiding question for this season are below.

2021 Easter Lectionary: We Are Witnesses

“What the world needs now are signposts of what’s ahead, markers for the new world just around the corner. The world does not need heroes; the world does not need more messiah complexes. The world does not need Christians who want to ride in on a white horse to save the day. What the world needs are witnesses. Nothing more and nothing less. The earth needs people who can bear witness to the ways in which the world has already changed through the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? p. 197

Does the World Need Witnesses?

April 4
EASTER SUNDAY
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20: 1-18
May 2
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
April 11
Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-3
May 9
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
April 18 
Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48


May 16
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

 

April 25
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
May 23
DAY OF PENTECOST
Acts 2: 1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Click here for a printable copy of the 2021 Easter lectionary

Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//