From Sunday, December 1, 2019 until Sunday, November 22, 2020
we will using the readings for LECTIONARY YEAR A
1. Whenever there are two tracks of readings to choose from,
always prepare to read from TRACK 1.
Example: On June 28, 2020, (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 8),
there are two tracks of readings. Lectors should prepare to read the Track 1.
Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42
2. If there are two readings to choose from for a specific part of the liturgy
(ex. two Old Testament readings; two psalms or a canticle and a psalm; two epistles)
always prepare to READ THE SELECTION THAT APPEARS SECOND on the Lectionary Page.
Example: On December 15, 2019 (Third Sunday of Advent) there is a choice
between Psalm 146:4-9 or the canticle, The Song of Mary, Magnificat.
Since the Psalm is listed first on the Lectionary Page, lectors should prepare
to read the psalm.
3. Sometimes a reading will have [some of the verses surrounded by brackets.]
When this happens, WE DO NOT READ THE VERSES BETWEEN THE BRACKETS.
Example: On February 9, 2020 (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany) for
Isaiah 58:1-9a.[9b-12] we will not read verses 9b-12.
4. If the preacher chooses to use a bible passage that is different from these instructions,
IT IS THE PREACHER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO LET THE LECTORS AND PARISH SECRETARY KNOW OF ANY CHANGES, so the bulletin will be prepared correctly and the lectors can