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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.

Christ the KingNovember 26 - Christ the King

It might seem hard to imagine but it really is almost a year since last Advent. This Sunday is the the last Sunday of the Church year and next week we begin the church year with the four Sundays of Advent. Today we remember that Jesus is King, Lord of all. The reading from Matthew today tells of the end of time when all will be judged by Jesus. Jesus uses the image of a shepherd who sorts out the sheep from the goats, so there will be a separation of people who have done good things and people who have failed to do good.

Jesus is coming to the end of his teaching in this Gospel, before he goes towards Jerusalem and he will be crucified. As he concludes this teaching session it is as though Jesus is shown by Matthew to say 'Look what I have said is serious, this is important, listen to what I say because there are consequences.'

The good news is that the challenge which Jesus gives can be fulfilled by anybody. We do not need lots of money to give away, we do not need to find a cure for Cancer. Jesus simply tells his followers to be kind to one another. Look after the poor, visit the sick give food to the hungry. We can all do this, and so we become a part of God's family.

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

Advent Wreath Candle Lighting Ceremony 2017

 

Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in Lectionary Year A

 

November 19
November 26
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24

Second before Advent

Ordinary 33

Christ the King

Advent 1

Year B

Advent 2

Year B

Advent 3

Year B

 

December 25
December 31

First Sunday of Christmas
Year B

 

 

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