The public reading of the Holy Scriptures is an indispensable part of worship, constituting the basis for the public proclamation of the Gospel.
A lectionary is a series of readings appointed for a church’s worship on Sundays and Festivals. At Prince of Peace we share the lectionary system authorized for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Revised Common Lectionary.
The lectionary provides a series of readings for Sunday starting with the season of Advent, four weeks before Christmas Day. For each Sunday and festival, three readings and a psalm are suggested and include: a Gospel reading, an Old Testament reading, and a New Testament reading.
Each year of the Revised Common Lectionary centers on one of the synoptic Gospels — Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Gospel of John is read periodically in all three years.