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Believers Eastern Church, a Christian denomination is Biblical and evangelical in faith, apostolic in origin, universal in nature, ecumenical in outlook, and has a constitutional episcopacy for governance. The Church at present has 22 Bishops giving spiritual and administrative leadership in the service of God and humanity.

Lectionary 2012-2013

Month and Date

Theme

Psalm Reading

Old Testament Reading

Epistle Reading

Gospel Reading

Advent Season
1st Sunday
December 2
First Sunday of Advent
The Lord’s eternal covenant with His people. Psalm 25:1-9 Jeremiah 33:14-22 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:25-36
2nd Sunday
December 9
Second Sunday of Advent
The second coming of Christ. Psalm 16:5-11 Malachi 3:1-4 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6
3rd Sunday
December 16
Third Sunday of Advent
Restoration – the promise of peace and renewal. Psalm 78 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-19 Luke 3:7-18
4th Sunday
December 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Behold, the Saviour is born. Psalm 80:1-7 Micah 5:1-4 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-55
December 24
Christmas Eve
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift. Psalm 114 Isaiah 42 2 Corinthians 9:15 Matthew 1:18-25
December 25
Christmas Day
The light has come. Psalm 96 Isaiah 9:1-7 Titus 2:11-14 John 1:1-14
5th Sunday
December 30
First Sunday after Christmas
The glorious inheritance of God’s children. Psalm 147:1-12 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 4:4-9 Luke 2:22-40
December 31
Watch Night Service
(New Year Day)
Celebration of God’s faithfulness. Psalm 113 Exodus 3:1-15 Acts 4:5-12 Matthew 25:1-13
6th Sunday
January 6
Epiphany
(Manifestation of the Divinity of Jesus)
The mystery of Christ. Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 John 1:1-18
7th Sunday
January 13
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after Epiphany
Jesus the anointed servant of God. Psalm 29 Isaiah 42:1-9 Acts 10:34-38 John 1:29-34
8th Sunday
January 20
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Unity Sunday
Stewardship in the body/You shall be called by a new name. Psalm 36:5-10 Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11
9th Sunday
January 27
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Mission: Proclaiming the good news of God’s love and salvation. Psalm 19 Nehemiah 8:1-10 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Luke 4:14-21
10 Sunday
February 3
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Love never ends. Psalm 71:1-6 Jeremiah 1:4-10 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:23-30
February 6
Believers Church Episcopal Day
Blessed to bless: Being faithful stewards of His blessings. Psalm 122 Deuteronomy 18:1-10 James 1:17-27 Matthew 6:25-33
11th Sunday
February 10
Last Sunday before Lent
(Transfiguration Sunday)
Jesus Christ – the fullness of God Psalm 99 Exodus 34:29-35 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:12 Luke 9:28-36
Lent Season
February 13
Ash Wednesday
(Repentance Day)
Repent and reconcile for the day of the Lord is near. Psalm 51:1-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Matthew 6:1-6
12th Sunday
February 17
First Sunday in Lent
(Women Sunday – Special Offering)
The Word of God. The Bread of life. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Romans 10:8-13 Luke 4:1-13
13th Sunday
February 24
Second Sunday in Lent
Blessings in the covenant. Psalm 27 Genesis 15:1-21 Philippians 3:12-21 Luke 13:31-35
March 2
World Day of Prayer
Thanksgiving and prayer. Psalm 20 Nehemiah 1:4-11 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 5:43-48
14th Sunday
March 3
Third Sunday in Lent
God is faithful – seek Him. Psalm 63:1-8 Isaiah 55:1-9 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9
March 8 Founder’s Day A calling to be the light. Psalm 121 Exodus 19:3-8 Ephesians 2:19-22 Matthew 5:13-16
15th Sunday
March 10
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Newness through Christ the giver of life. Psalm 32 Joshua 5:9-12 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:11-32
16th Sunday
March 17
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Declare the praises of God. Psalm 126 Isaiah 43:16-21 Philippians 3:4-14 John 12:1-8
Holy Week
17th Sunday
March 24
Palm/Passion Sunday
Sixth Sunday in Lent
Walk in humility. Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Isaiah 50:4-9 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 23:1-49
March 28
Holy/Maundy Thursday
Jesus: The passover lamb. Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Exodus 12:1-20 1 Corinthians 11:23-33 John 13:1-15
March 29
Good Friday
Jesus: The perfect sacrifice/A new and living way in Christ. Psalm 22 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
March 30
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil
Love one another as Jesus loved us. Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 Job 14:1-14 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66
18th Sunday
March 31
Easter
The power of resurrection for us. Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Isaiah 65:17-25 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43 Luke 24:1-12
19th Sunday
April 7
Second Sunday of Easter
AY Radio/TV Sunday – Special Offering
Church – born into a new fellowship and purpose. Psalm 150 Acts 5:27-32 Revelation 1:1-8 John 20:19-31
20th Sunday
April 14
Third Sunday of Easter
God’s purpose in our life. Psalm 30 Acts 9:1-6 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19
21st Sunday
April 21
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Follow the voice of the Lord. Psalm 23 Acts 9:36-43 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30
22nd Sunday
April 28
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Love has no discrimination Psalm 148 Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35
23rd Sunday
May 5
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Let all the people praise You. Psalm 67 Acts 16:9-15 Revelation 21:22-22:5 John 14:23-29
24th Sunday
May 12
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Ascension Sunday
Mother’s Day
Rejoicing in God Psalm 97 Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-21 John 17:20-26
Pentecost Season
25th Sunday
May 19th
Day of Pentecost
Empowered by Holy Spirit – I will pour out my Spirit. Psalm 104:24-34, 35 Joel 2:28-32 Acts 2:1-11 John 14:8-17
Ordinary Season
26th Sunday
May 26
First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Reconciled with and to God. Psalm 8 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:5-16
27th Sunday
June 2
Second Sunday after Pentecost
(Seminary Sunday – Special Offering)
Continuing the Mission of Christ: Calling young people for God’s service. Psalm 96 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Galatians 1:1-12 Matthew 9:35-38
28th Sunday
June 9
Third Sunday after Pentecost
God’s blessings: Bringing our tithes and offerings into the house of God. Psalm 146 Leviticus 27:30-34, Malachi 3:8-11 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 Luke 12:13-21
29th Sunday
June 16
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Father’s Day
God forgives a repentant heart/Forgiveness and repentance. Psalm 5:1-8 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3
30th Sunday
June 23
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Christ liberates our life. Psalms 42, 43 Isaiah 65:1-9 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
31st Sunday
June 30
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Call to never turn back. Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 10:25-37
July 3
St. Thomas Day
Be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Psalm 42:1-11 Acts 1:9, 12-14 Luke 6:12-16/John 20:24-29
32nd Sunday
July 7
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Using every opportunity. Psalm 30 Isaiah 66:10-14 Galatians 6:7-16 Luke 10:1-12
33rd Sunday
July 14
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Our true neighbour. Psalm 82 Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37
34th Sunday
July 21
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
(Bible Sunday – Special Offering)
The visitations of the Lord. Psalm 52 Genesis 18:1-10 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42
35th Sunday
July 28
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Praying in God’s will. Psalm 85 Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:6-15 Luke 11:1-13
36th Sunday
August 4
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Work and live with eternity in view. Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21
37th Sunday
August 11
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
International Youth Day
Faith that is above the tangible. Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Genesis 15:1-6 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-26 Luke 12:32-40
38th Sunday
August 18
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Blessing in suffering: Finding God’s purpose in trials. Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 Jeremiah 23:23-29 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56
39th Sunday
August 25
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Manifestation and operation of God’s power in His Church. Psalm 71:1-7 Isaiah 58:9-14 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17
40th Sunday
September 1
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Be compassionate: Rescue the perishing. Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Proverbs 25:6-7 Hebrews 13:18, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14
41st Sunday
September 8
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Missions Sunday – Special Offering)
Making right choices in life as a true disciple. Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33
42nd Sunday
September 15
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Salvation and rebirth in and through Christ. Psalm 14 Exodus 32:7-14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10
43rd Sunday
September 22
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Faithfulness in all things. Psalm 79:1-9 Amos 8:4-7 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13
44th Sunday
September 29
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Learning to be content. Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 Amos 6:1 ,4-7 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31
45th Sunday
October 6
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Diligence. Psalm 137 Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10
46th Sunday
October 13
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Working for God’s approval. Psalm 66:1-12 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19
47th Sunday
October 20
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Perseverance pays. Psalm 119:97-104 Genesis 32:22-31 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8
48th Sunday
October 27
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Humility before exaltation. Psalm 65 Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14
49th Sunday
November 3
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(Children Sunday – Special Offering)
Receiving and giving forgiveness. Psalm 119:137-144 Isaiah 1:10-18 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10
50th Sunday
November 10
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
God lives, so are we. Psalm 17:1-9 Job 19:23-27 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38
51st Sunday
November 17
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
The coming Kingdom of God. Psalm 98 Isaiah 65:17-25 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19
52nd Sunday
November 24
Twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Christ, the King: The Shepherd of our lives. Psalm 46 Jeremiah 23:1-6 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43
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