Readings for the Week ~ January 19 (Epiphany 3)

Psalm 36:5-10 • Isaiah 62:1-5 • I Corinthians 12:1-11 • John 2:1-11 “Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of…

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Readings for the Week ~ January 12

Psalm 29 • Isaiah 43:1-7 • Acts 8:14-17 • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly…

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Readings for the Week: December 29

Psalm 148 • 1 Sam 2:18-26 • Col 3:12-17 • Luke 2:41-52 “Almighty God, you poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the…

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Reading for the Week ~ Advent 4 (Dec 22)

Psalm 80:1-7 • Micah 5:2-5a • Hebrews 10:5-10 • Luke 1:39-55 “Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for…

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Readings for the Week ~ Advent 3 (Dec 15)

Canticle 9 • Zephaniah 3:14-20 • Philippians 4:4-7 • Luke 3:7-18 “Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the…

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Readings for the Week ~ Advent 2 (Dec 8)

Canticle 4 (Luke 1:68-79) • Malachi 3:1-4 • Phil 1:3-11 • Luke 3:1-6 “Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;…

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Readings for the Week ~ Advent 1 (Dec 1)

Psalm 25:1-10 • Jeremiah 33:14-16 • I Thess 3:9-13 • Luke 21:25-36 “… in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— The people walking in darkness     have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness     a light has dawned.” …

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Readings for the Week ~ November 24

Ps 93 • Daniel 7:9-14 • Rev 1:1-8 • Mark 11:1-11 • John 18:33-37 Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and…

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Readings for the Week ~ November 17

Psalm 16 • Daniel 12:1-13 • Hebrews 10:31-39 • Mark 13:14-23 We have two weeks before the Christian year draws to a close and the new liturgical year begins. Our scripture readings for these last two weeks are appropriately apocalyptic. By paying attention to these readings you can get the sense that something is coming…

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