The Lectionary

The readings we read every Sunday are part of the lectionary. 

Tuesday 10:00AM Bible Study reads the upcoming Sunday's lessons. Click on the big red button below to access the current lectionary. The ELCA page on the lectionary is very informative.

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Location alternates between Bethany and Pilgrim:






Check out the ELCA page on the Lectionary here.

Click below to read the Lectionary:

Time After Pentecost

The Word of God echoes throughout creation. As the church, we admire creation through the seasons  through the steady gift of the liturgical calendar: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time.

We are in Year B....

This liturgical year(2020-2021) is Year B, the year of the Gospel of Mark. There are four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) but three of them really similar, leaving John to fill in the gaps every now and then. Our lectionary (bible readings) is pre-selected using a three-year system, ABC, the first three gospels. This means that Advent 2019-Christ the King Sunday was year A, the Gospel of Matthew. This year we will mostly hear from the Gospel of Mark.

Daily Lectionary

The Daily Lectionary and the Sunday & Festival Propers are found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal and are based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). 

The daily Bible readings expound further on the Sunday readings, with the Thursday through Saturday readings preparing for the upcoming Sunday readings and the Monday through Wednesday readings reflecting on the readings from the previous Sunday.

Full Year Lectionary

Year A-Year 2019-2020 Time after Pentecost May 31, 2020 through Nov. 25, 2020


Year B- Year 2020-2021 Advent: Nov. 29, 2020 through Dec. 24, 2020/ Christmas: Dec. 24, 2020 through Jan. 6, 2021/ Time after Epiphany: Jan. 7, 2021 through Feb. 16, 2021/ Lent: Feb. 17, 2021 through Mar. 31, 2021/ The Three Days: Apr. 1, 2021 through Apr. 3, 2021/ Easter: Apr. 4, 2021 through May 26, 2021/ Time after Pentecost: May 27, 2021 through Nov. 27, 2021


Year C- Year 2021-2022 Advent…

Year A focuses on the Gospel of Matthew. The semi-continuous Old Testament readings focus on major Genesis narratives, the covenant with Moses, and the establishment of Israel in the Promised Land. The second, New Testament, readings are from Romans, Philippians and 1 Thessalonians. 


Year B focuses on the Gospel of Mark with more selections from the Gospel of John than any other year. The semi-continuous readings from the Old Testament focus on the covenant of David and Wisdom literature. The second, New Testament, readings are from 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, James and Hebrews.


Year C focuses on the Gospel of Luke. The semi-continuous Old Testament readings are of prophetic proclamation chosen in chronological order and highlighting Jeremiah. The second, New Testament, readings are chosen mainly from Galatians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians.

The Gospels

Matthew’s gospel is symbolized by an Angel



Mark’s gospel is symbolized by a winged-lion


Luke’s gospel is symbolized by a winged Ox, notice the health symbol associated by St. Luke, the physician.


John’s Gospel is symbolized by an Eagle:


John does not get it’s own year because it is not one of the synoptic gospels----However, it is heavily used every year at various times.