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The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) for the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) has a lectionary (list of "Palms and Lessons for the Church Year" for use at Morning and Evening Prayer) beginning on page xvi.  Because the list for the Sunday "Collects, Epistles, and Gospels" (beginning on page 119) does not have Old Testament (OT) lessons or Psalms listed, we are taking the OT lessons and Psalms from the Morning and Evening Prayer "Psalms & Lessons for the Church Year".  The list of Psalms & Lessons gives three or four choices for a given Sunday, so the list below will be (almost always) a selection from that list. 

The list below will give the OT lesson and Psalm for the Sunday indicated (used with the Epistle and Gospel given for each Sunday - p. 119 ff.).  The list below will be completed as we go through the Church Year, and then remain more or less fixed, as are the Epistles and Gospels.   If there are changes in the OT lesson or Psalm, the clergy will notify those responsible for organizing the readers and producing the Sunday bulletin. 

        Note: on "Morning Prayer" Sundays (1st & 3rd Sundays), there may be a lesson or hymn [in brackets].  That means that that selection is an alternative hymn or lesson which might be used.  Ignore bracketed hymns or lessons for that particular Sunday.

Calendar dates are not given because (with only a few exceptions) they change each year, only the names of the Sundays are given.  Those in charge of reading and bulletins should have access to a yearly Church Calendar to coordinate the Church calendar with solar calendar dates.  There is one posted inside one of the closet doors. 

There are 6 Epiphany Sundays and 24 Trinity Sundays, not all of which are used in most church years.  Epiphany Season ends at Quinquagessima Sunday, and Trinity Season ends at "The Sunday Next before Advent", so some of the Epiphany Sundays and Trinity Sundays leading up to the end may or may not be used, depending on the date of Easter, which changes every year (depending on the Passover).  Because the date for Easter changes, both Epiphany and Trinity seasons change in length almost every year.  

On occasion, when a Holy Day occurs during the week, that might be transferred to the Sunday before or after that date.  The fixed date Holy Days which we use are listed at the end.   The dated items below have fixed dates and might not be on a Sunday. 

The Church Year begins with Advent 1 and ends on Christ the King Sunday, next before Advent. 

 

Old Testament Lessons & Psalms for Sundays in the Church Year
Advent 1
(1st day of Church year) - to Christ, the King, Sunday (Last Day of Church Year)  

Advent 1 -  
        Isaiah 28:14-22              Psalm 97             | Exhortation, p. 106   No "Gloria in Excelsis" in Advent

        Hymns  
           484   Lift up your heads ye mighty gates
             9    Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding  
             318  Hosanna to the Living Lord
             2    O come, o come, Emmanuel 

Advent 2
        Isaiah 55                          Psalm 119:1-16 

        Hymns
             3   Wake, Awake, of the night is flying
             6 (1)   Creator of the stars of night
 
             5 (2)   Lo, He comes with clouds descending 
           

Advent 3 -   
        Isaiah 34                          Psalm 23                              | Litany with procession

        Hymns
             522   Lord Christ when first Thou Cam'st to men
            10   On Jordan's bank the baptist's cry
            256   O Spirit of the Living God
            312  (1)  The Lord will come and not be slow  

Advent 4 -   
        Isaiah 40:1-11                Psalm 80 

        Hymns
             7  Hark, the glad sound
             1  Come, Thou long expected Jesus
             11  The King shall come when morning dawns 

Christmas Eve - (Dec. 24)   a service of hymns & lessons (subject to change):
         5  Lo, He comes with clouds descending;   312  The Lord will come and not be slow;
         536  Turn back o man;   4  Come, Thou long expected Jesus;  
         545  (1) Hail to the Lord's Anointed;    784  O Day of God, draw night;  
         O Mary, don't you weep; -- 

         Hymns & carols 
           
               

Christmas Day - (Dec. 25)   
        Isaiah 9:2-7;     Psalm 89:1-30   

        Hymns 
            12  O Come, all ye faithful,         [Alternates:     236  Once in Royal David's City
            36  What child is this?                                             18  A great and might wonder  (practice)
            30  The first Noel                                                      20  Of the Father's love begotten  
            319  Joy to the world                                               25  Break forth O beauteous heavenly Light
                                                                                                  26   Sing, O sing this blessed morn  (practice?)]

St. Stephen - December 26
     

 Christmas 1        

        Isaiah 9:2-7            Psalm 145                 

        Hymns 
          25  Break forth O beauteous heavenly Light
            20  Of the Father's love begotten
            18  A great and mighty wonder
            19  It came upon the midnight clear

 

The Circumcision of Christ -  Jan. 1  -  New Year's Day   
        Deuteronomy 30:1-10               Psalm 103

        Hymns 
            34  Unto us a child is born                
            38  Here betwixt ass and oxen mild 
            29 (1)  Dost Thou in a manger lie
            356  At the name of Jesus

 

Christmas 2
        Isaiah 61:1-3           Psalm 65

        Hymns
                27  Hark, the herald angels sing
                36  What child is this
                42  Angels we have heard on high
                30  The first Nowell  

       

Epiphany (Jan. 6)
        Isaiah 42:1-9                   Psalm 46

        Hymns    
                49  From the eastern mountains
                48  Earth has many a noble city
                53  Songs of thankfulness & praise
                25  Break forth O beauteous heavenly Light  (right after Communion)
                46 (1) Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Epiphany 1    
        Ruth 2:1-20, 4:13-17           Psalm

        Hymns 
            47  What star is this that beams to bringht
            440  (1) Watchman tell us of the night
            50  (1) Saw you never in the twilight
            49  From the eastern mountains

Epiphany 2
         Zechariah 8:1-8, 20-23       Psalm 99  

    Hymns
            545 (1)  Hail to the Lord's Anointed
            10 On Jordan's bank the Baptists cry
            53 Songs of thankfulness and praise

Epiphany 3
        I Samuel 3:1-4:1a          Psalm 16

        Hymns 

            52  As with gladness men of old
            50 (1) Saw you never in the twilight
            9 Hush, a thrilling voice is sounding
            296 For the beauty of the earth

Epiphany 4
        Deuteronomy  4:5-13, 32-50            Psalm 66

   Hymns 

        532 Father eternal
        50  (1) Saw you never in the twilight
        517 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
        553 Go forward Christian soldier

Epiphany 5
        Habakkuk 1:12-2:8          Psalm 34

    Hymns
        538 God is working His purpose out
        290 (1) Let all the earth on every corner sing   (Practice - one verse before and after Gospel)
        309 The spacious firmament on high              (Practice)

Epiphany 6 
        Isaiah 2:6-19             Psalm 138

    Hymns
        521 O God of earth and altar
        54 Alleluia, Song of gladness
        518 Judge eternal throned in splendor 

 

Septuagessima

            Joshua 1:1-9          Psalm 20
    Hymns
         577  Awake my soul, stretch every nerve
         524  God of Grace and God of glory
         558  Oft in danger, oft in woe

 

Sexagessima

            Isaiah 30:8-21        Psalm 71
     Hymns
          315 We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
          195  Father we thank Thee who hast planted
          550  Am I a soldier of the cross
          287 Give praise and glory unto God

 

Quinquagessima

             Deuteronomy 10:12-11:1            Psalm 103
        Hymns
             498 Where cross the crowded ways of life
             431 In heavenly love abiding
             479 (1) Love divine all love excelling 

 

Ash Wednesday -         | No "Gloria in Excelsis" during Lent   Penitential Office p. 50 with Ashes

              Daniel 9:1-19             Psalm 102:1-17
        Hymns
              60 With broken heart and contrite sigh
              55 Forty days and forty nights
              522 Lord Christ when first Thou cam'st to earth
              343 (1) Praise to the holiest in the height

 

Lent 1                               | Exhortation  p. 94
       

        Hymns 

Lent 2
       

        Hymns 

Lent 3
       

        Hymns 

Lent 4
       

        Hymns 

Lent 5 Passion Sunday          | Litany with procession around outside the chapel 
       

        Hymns 

Holy Week - Palm Sunday     | Reading of the Passion story with congregation
       

        Hymns 

Maundy Thursday 
       

        Hymns 

Good Friday 
       

 

Easter Sunday
       

        Hymns 

Easter 1
       

        Hymns 

Easter 2
       

        Hymns 

Easter 3
       

        Hymns 

Easter 4   
       

        Hymns 

Easter 5 - Rogation Sunday   
         

        Hymns 

Ascension Day

        Hymns 

Sunday after Ascension

        Hymns 

Pentecost Sunday      

        Hymns 

 

Trinity Sunday       
         Genesis 1:1-2:3                     Psalm 99        | Exhortation  p. 94

        Hymns 

Trinity 1 -                   
         Genesis 3                                 Psalm 90 

        Hymns 

Trinity 2 -                   
        Proverbs 14:31-15:7            Psalm 15

        Hymns 

Trinity 3 -                   
        Jeremiah 31:1-14                  Psalm 27

        Hymns 

Trinity 4 -                   
        Lamentations 3:22-33          Psalm 91

        Hymns 

Trinity 5 -                    
         Deuteronomy 17:14-20       Psalm 76

        Hymns 

Trinity 6 -                   
        Deuteronomy 31:14-29        Psalm 96

        Hymns 

Trinity 7 -                   
        Genesis 22:1-19                     Psalm 77:1-10

        Hymns 

Trinity 8 -                   
        Zechariah 4:1-10                    Psalm 119:33-48

        Hymns 

Trinity 9 -                   
        Ezekiel 14:1-11                      Psalm 115

        Hymns 

Trinity 10 -                 
        Joshua 24:14-28                    Psalm 145

        Hymns 

Trinity 11 -                 
        1 Samuel 24:1-17                  Psalm 33

           Hymns
                157 (2)  Father we praise Thee, not the night is over
                577 Awake my soul
                145  Not alone for mighty empire (practice)

Trinity 12 -                 
        Deuteronomy 11:8-21            Psalm 139

        Hymns
                155  New every morning
                544 Thy Kingdom come O Lord
                537 Christ for the world we sing
                281 Joyful, joyful we adore Thee (sung to "Ode to Glory"by Beethoven) 

Trinity 13 -                 
        Habakkuk 1:12-2:4                 Psalm 73

        Hymns
                260 (2) How wondrous and great
                375 (2) Breathe on me breathe of God
                267 Holy Father, great Creator

Trinity 14 -                 
        Jeremiah 7:1-20                     Psalm 42 & 43

        Hymns
                151 Awake my soul, and with the sun
                377 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
                279 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
                282 Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

Trinity 15 -                 
        Exodus 2:1-22                         Psalm 15

        Hymns
                498 Where cross the crowded
                199 (1)  Therefore we before Him bending   (Practice)
                535 Rise up O men of God

Trinity 16 -                 
        Exodus 3:1-15                         Psalm 50:1-15

        Hymns
                366 All praise to Thee for Thou O King divine
                337 When I survey
                278 All people that on earth do dwell
                193 Zion, praise thy Savior singing  (Practice)

Trinity 17 -                 
        Deuteronomy 15:1-18             Psalm  107:1-16

        Hymns
                300 Before the Lord Jehovah's throne
                307 Most high omnipotent good Lord
                287 Give praise and glory unto God

Trinity 18 -                 
        Proverbs 2:1-9                        Psalm 110

        Hymns
                156 Awake, awake to love and work
                346 (2) Fairest Lord Jesus    (1st vs. for processional, 2 & 3 return)
                522 Lord Christ when first Thou camest to men 
                347 (2) Alleluia, sing to Jesus

Trinity 19 -                 
        Jeremiah 30:12-22                  Psalm 99

        Hymns
                158 (2) O Splendor of God 's glory bright 
                370 Spirit divine attend  our prayer
                344 O Love how deep, how broad, how high
                280 God my King, Thy might confessing

Trinity 20 -                 
        Malachi 2:14-17                       Psalm 11           |All Saints Day transferred in 2011

Trinity 21 -                 
        Isaiah 59:15b-21                      Psalm 121        | with 2nd Sunday before Advent

Trinity 22 -                 
         Zechariah 3                                Psalm 147         | not used in 2011

Trinity 23 -                 
        Jeremiah 29:1-14                     Psalm 8             |  not used in 2011

Trinity 24 -                 
        Malachi 3:13-4:3                       Psalm 66          |  not used in 2011

3rd Sunday before Advent     
        Ruth 1:1-17                 Psalm 85          |  Epistle/Gospel for Trinity 20

        Hymns
                340 We sing the praise of Him who died
                424 (2) I heard the voice of Jesus say
                343 (1)Praise to the Holiest in the height
                [176 O gladsome Light  (Practice)]

2nd Sunday before Advent     
        Isaiah 2:6-19             Psalm 75           |  Epistle/Gospel for Trinity 21

       Hymns
                153 Christ whose glory fills the skies
                597 Jerusalem the golden
                449 My faith looks up to Thee
                553 Go forward Christian soldier

Sunday Next before Advent -  Christ the King Sunday
                Jeremiah 3:14-18   [Jeremiah 23:5-8]      Psalm 39 
                                NOTE:  Epistle = I Corinthians 15:20-28  -  Gospel as appointed John 6:5-14. 

        Hymns
                552 Soldiers of Christ arise!    (Practice)
                538 God is working His purposes out
                554 Lead on O King Eternal

Fixed Holy Days -

Independence Day (July 4)  
        Isaiah 26:1-13               Psalm 18:1-20       |

St. James (July 25)                
        Jeremiah 45                    Psalm 34                 | Preface

St. Luke (Oct. 18)                   
        Isaiah 52:7-12               Psalm 96                 | Preface

         Hymns
                123 (2)  Christ the Fair Glory...

                130 Who are these like stars appearing...

                576  Come, Labor on   

                304  There's a wideness in God's mercy

All Saints  (Nov. 1)                 
        Daniel 7:23-27               Psalm 1 or 15        | Preface

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Date Posted - 01/01/2011   -   Date Last Edited - 07/07/2012