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Sunday's Service

Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

Jesus the good shepherdEaster 4

The image of Jesus shown above is typical of many early examples of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Pictures of Jesus like this carrying a lamb on his shoulders are common in icons, but there is one shown below found in the catacombs from the second century, where Christians used to bury their dead durng the Roman persecution. This type of image can also be found on early grave stones. Jesus likened himself to a shepherd and he said he was a 'good' one. He was contrasting himself to the bad ones who had come before, such as those spoken of in Ezekiel chapter 34. The religious leaders were bad shepherds because they didn't look after the sheep, but rather themslves. They had behaved badly towards the weak, the sick and the vulnerable, but now God himself would become their shepherd and the sheep would be cared for.

 

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Lectionary Material for every Sunday in Years A, B, C

 

Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in the Lectionary

 

11 April

18 April

25 April

2 May

9 May

16 May

Easter 2

White

Easter 3

White

Easter 4

White

Easter 5

White

Easter 6

White

Easter 7

Sunday after Ascension

White

 

23 May

30 May

6 June

13 June

20 June

27 June

Pentecost

Red

Trinity Sunday

Gold or White

Trinity 1

Proper 5/ Ord 10

Green

Trinity 2

Proper 6 /Ord 11

Green

Trinity 3

Proper 7 / Ord 12

Green

Trinity 4

Proper 8 / Ord 13

Green

 

4 July

11 July

18 July

25 July

1 August

8 August

Trinity 5

Proper 9 / Ord 14

Green

Trinity 6

Proper 10 / Ord 15

Green

Trinity 7

Proper 11/ Ord 16

Green

Trinity 8

Proper 12 /Ord 17

Green

Trinity 9

Prop 13 / Ord 18

Green

Trinity 10

Prop 14 / Ord 19

Green

 

 

 

 

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica