The Revised Common Lectionary guides many churches from a variety of traditions throughout the world. A lectionary is a book that assigns four passages of Scripture to every Sunday as well as other holy days throughout the church year. The church year begins in late November with the season of Advent and continues through the seasons of Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Eastertide, and Pentecost. The four passages assigned to each day of worship are related to that particular season of the church year.
Most often, one passage of Scripture is found in the Psalter, one from another area in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), and another from a New Testament passage outside of the gospels. The primary reading is the Gospel reading, located in Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. The Revised Common Lectionary utilizes a three year cycle, named plainly Years A, B, & C.
Each week a few of Menokin's members meet at the parsonage to read through the coming Sunday's passages in order to reflect upon them and discuss their possible meanings. Please join us if you are able . . . Mondays at 12:00 and please feel free to bring your lunch with you!
In the sidebar, you can find a few helpful links to assist you in learning more about the Revised Common Lectionary.