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Lectionary Resources

Thematic outlines correspond with selected readings from the Lectionary you use each week, including:

  • Revised Common Lectionary
  • Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary
  • Catholic Daily Readings
  • United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT November 27, 2022

Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 2:1–5
  • Psalm: Psalm 122
  • NT: Romans 13:11–14
  • Gospel: Matthew 24:36–44
Lutheran Service Book Year Three Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 2:1–5
  • Psalm: Psalm 122
  • Epistle: (Romans 13:8–10) 11–14
  • Gospel: Matthew 21:1–11 or Matthew 24:36–44
Catholic Daily Readings
  • First Reading: Isaiah 2:1–5
  • Psalm: Psalm 122:1–9
  • Second Reading: Romans 13:11–14
  • Gospel Acclamation: Psalm 85:8
  • Gospel: Matthew 24:37–44
United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 2:1–5
  • Psalm: Psalm 122 (UMH 845)
  • NT: Romans 13:11–14
  • Gospel: Matthew 24:36–44

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 4, 2022

Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 11:1–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19
  • NT: Romans 15:4–13
  • Gospel: Matthew 3:1–12
Lutheran Service Book Year Three Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 11:1–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 72:1–7
  • Epistle: Romans 15:4–13
  • Gospel: Matthew 3:1–12
Catholic Daily Readings
  • First Reading: Isaiah 11:1–10
  • Response: Psalm 72:7
  • Psalm: Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 12–13, 17
  • Second Reading: Romans 15:4–9
  • Gospel Acclamation: Luke 3:4, 6
  • Gospel: Matthew 3:1–12
United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 11:1–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19 (UMH 795)
  • NT: Romans 15:4–13
  • Gospel: Matthew 3:1–12

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 11, 2022

Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 35:1–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 146:5–10 or Luke 1:46b–55
  • NT: James 5:7–10
  • Gospel: Matthew 11:2–11
Lutheran Service Book Year Three Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 35:1–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 146
  • Epistle: James 5:7–11
  • Gospel: Matthew 11:2–15
Catholic Daily Readings
  • First Reading: Isaiah 35:1–6a, 10
  • Response: Isaiah 35:4
  • Psalm: Psalm 146:6–10
  • Second Reading: James 5:7–10
  • Gospel Acclamation: Isaiah 61:1
  • Gospel: Matthew 11:2–11
United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 35:1–10
  • Psalm: Luke 1:47–55 (UMH 199)
  • NT: James 5:7–10
  • Gospel: Matthew 11:2–11

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 18, 2022

Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 7:10–16
  • Psalm: Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19
  • NT: Romans 1:1–7
  • Gospel: Matthew 1:18–25
Lutheran Service Book Year Three Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 7:10–17
  • Psalm: Psalm 24
  • Epistle: Romans 1:1–7
  • Gospel: Matthew 1:18–25
Catholic Daily Readings
  • First Reading: Isaiah 7:10–14
  • Response: Psalm 24:7c, 10b
  • Psalm: Psalm 24:1–6
  • Second Reading: Romans 1:1–7
  • Gospel Acclamation: Matthew 1:23
  • Gospel: Matthew 1:18–24
United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 7:10–16
  • Psalm: Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19 (UMH 801)
  • NT: Romans 1:1–7
  • Gospel: Matthew 1:18–25

CHRISTMAS DAY December 25, 2022

Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 62:6–12
  • Psalm: Psalm 97
  • NT: Titus 3:4–7
  • Gospel: (Luke 2:1–7) 8–20
Lutheran Service Book Year Three Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 62:10–12
  • Psalm: Psalm 98
  • Epistle: Titus 3:4–7
  • Gospel: (Luke 2:1–14) 15–20
Catholic Daily Readings
  • First Reading: Isaiah 9:1–6
  • Response: Luke 2:11
  • Psalm: Psalm 96:1–3, 11–13
  • Second Reading: Titus 2:11–14
  • Gospel Acclamation: Luke 2:10–11
  • Gospel: Luke 2:1–14
United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary
  • OT: Isaiah 52:7–10
  • Psalm: Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
  • NT: Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12)
  • Gospel: John 1:1–14