Sermons Based on Readings from The Revised Common Lectionary

This page is a work in progress. I’m filling it in as I prepare notes on every reading in all three years of lectionary texts. Note: The current year is on the left (or at the top on mobile devices).

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Year A (The Current Year)

Advent

First Sunday

November 27, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Second Reading

Romans 13:11-14

Gospel Reading

Matthew 24:36-44

Second Sunday

December 4, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Second Reading

Romans 15:4-13

Gospel Reading

Matthew 3:1-12

Third Sunday

December 11, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 35:1-10

Psalm 146:5-10

Second Reading

James 5:7-10

Gospel Reading

Matthew 11:2-11

Fourth Sunday

December 18, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 7:10-16

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Second Reading

Romans 1:1-7

Gospel Reading

Matthew 1:18-25

Christmas

Nativity of the Lord I

December 24 & 25, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 9:2-7

Psalm 96

Second Reading

Titus 2:11-14

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)

Nativity of the Lord II

December 24 & 25, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 62:6-12

Psalm 97

Second Reading

Titus 3:4-7

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20

Nativity of the Lord III

December 24 & 25, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 52:7-10

Psalm 98

Second Reading

Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)

Gospel Reading

John 1:1-14

Sunday After Christmas

January 1, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 63:7-9

Psalm 148

Second Reading

Hebrews 2:10-18

Gospel Reading

Matthew 2:13-23

Holy Name of Jesus

January 1, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 8

Second Reading

Galatians 4:4-7
or
Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:15-21

New Year's Day

January 1, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

Psalm 8

Second Reading

Revelation 21:1-6a

Gospel Reading

Matthew 25:31-46

Epiphany

Epiphany of the Lord

January 6, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14

Second Reading

Ephesians 3:1-12

Gospel Reading

Matthew 2:1-12

Baptism of the Lord

January 8, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm 29

Second Reading

Acts 10:34-43

Gospel Reading

Matthew 3:13-17

Second Sunday

January 15, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 40:1-11

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Gospel Reading

John 1:29-42

Third Sunday

January 22, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm 27:1, 4-9

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Gospel Reading

Matthew 4:12-23

Fourth Sunday

January 29, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Micah 6:1-8

Psalm 15

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-12

Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Malachi 3:1-4

Psalm 84
or
Psalm 24:7-10

Second Reading

Hebrews 2:14-18

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:22-40

Fifth Sunday

February 5, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)

Psalm 112:1-9 (10)

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:13-20

Sixth Sunday

February 12, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Psalm 119:1-8

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:21-37

Transfiguration Sunday

February 19, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Exodus 24:12-18

Psalm 2
or
Psalm 99

Second Reading

2 Peter 1:16-21

Gospel Reading

Matthew 17:1-9

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Ordinary Time (After Pentecost)

Year B

Advent

First Sunday

December 3, 2023

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel Reading

Mark 13:24-37

Second Sunday

December 10, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 40:1-11

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Second Reading

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Gospel Reading

Mark 1:1-8

Third Sunday

December 17, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Psalm 126
or
Luke 1:46b-55

Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gospel Reading

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Fourth Sunday

December 24, 2022

First Reading and Psalm

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Luke 1:46b-55
or
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Second Reading

Romans 16:25-27

Gospel Reading

Luke 1:26-38

Christmas

Epiphany

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Ordinary Time (After Pentecost)

Year C

Advent

Christmas

Epiphany

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

The Day of Pentecost

 

First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

Psalm

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Second Reading

Romans 8:14-17

Gospel Reading

John 14:8-17, 25-27

Ordinary Time (After Pentecost)

First Sunday

June 15, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

Psalm

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Second Reading

Romans 8:14-17

Gospel Reading

John 14:8-17, 25-27

Second Sunday

June 22, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a

Psalm 42 and 43

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 65:1-9

Psalm 22:19-28

Second Reading

Galatians 3:23-29

Gospel Reading

Luke 8:26-39

Third Sunday

June 29, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

Psalm 16

Second Reading

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Gospel Reading

Luke 9:51-62

Fourth Sunday

July 6, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

2 Kings 5:1-14

Psalm 30

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 66:10-14

Psalm 66:1-9

Second Reading

Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16

Gospel Reading

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Fifth Sunday

July 13, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Amos 7:7-17

Psalm 82

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Psalm 25:1-10

Second Reading

Colossians 1:1-14

Gospel Reading

Luke 10:25-37

Sixth Sunday

July 20, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Amos 8:1-12

Psalm 52

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 18:1-10a

Psalm 15

Second Reading

Colossians 1:15-28

Gospel Reading

Luke 10:38-42

Seventh Sunday

July 27, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Hosea 1:2-10

Psalm 85

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 18:20-32

Psalm 138

Second Reading

Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19)

Gospel Reading

Luke 11:1-13

Eighth Sunday

August 3, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Hosea 11:1-11

Psalm 107:1-9, 43

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

Psalm 49:1-12

Second Reading

Colossians 3:1-11

Gospel Reading

Luke 12:13-21

Ninth Sunday

August 10, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 15:1-6

Psalm 33:12-22

Second Reading

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Gospel Reading

Luke 12:32-40

Tenth Sunday

August 17, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 23:23-29

Psalm 82

Second Reading

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Gospel Reading

Luke 12:49-56

Eleventh Sunday

August 24, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Psalm 71:1-6

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 58:9b-14

Psalm 103:1-8

Second Reading

Hebrews 12:18-29

Gospel Reading

Luke 13:10-17

Twelfth Sunday

August 31, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 2:4-13

Psalm 81:1, 10-16

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Proverbs 25:6-7

Psalm 112

Second Reading

Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Gospel Reading

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Thirteenth Sunday

September 7, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 18:1-11

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Psalm 1

Second Reading

Philemon 1:1-21

Gospel Reading

Luke 14:25-33

Holy Cross

September 14, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Numbers 21:4b-9

Psalm 98:1-5
or
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

Gospel Reading

John 3:13-17

Fourteenth Sunday

September 14, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Psalm 14

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 51:1-10

Second Reading

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Gospel Reading

Luke 15:1-10

Fifteenth Sunday

September 21, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Psalm 79:1-9

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Amos 8:4-7

Psalm 113

Second Reading

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Gospel Reading

Luke 16:1-13

Sixteenth Sunday

September 28, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Amos 6:1a, 4-7

Psalm 146

Second Reading

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Gospel Reading

Luke 16:19-31

Seventeenth Sunday

October 5, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Lamentations 1:1-6

Lamentations 3:19-26

OR

Psalm 137

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Psalm 37:1-9

Second Reading

2 Timothy 1:1-14

Gospel Reading

Luke 17:5-10

Eighteenth Sunday

October 12, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Psalm 66:1-12

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c

Psalm 111

Second Reading

2 Timothy 2:8-15

Gospel Reading

Luke 17:11-19

Nineteenth Sunday

October 19, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 31:27-34

Psalm 119:97-104

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 32:22-31

Psalm 121

Second Reading

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:1-8

Twentieth Sunday

October 26, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Joel 2:23-32

Psalm 65

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22

Psalm 84:1-7

Second Reading

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:9-14

All Saints' Day

November 1, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

Psalm 149

Second Reading

Ephesians 1:11-23

Gospel Reading

Luke 6:20-31

Twenty-First Sunday

November 2, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Psalm 119:137-144

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 1:10-18

Psalm 32:1-7

Second Reading

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

Gospel Reading

Luke 19:1-10

Twenty-Second Sunday

November 9, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Haggai 1:15b-2:9

Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
or
Psalm 98

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Job 19:23-27a

Psalm 17:1-9

Second Reading

2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Gospel Reading

Luke 20:27-38

Twenty-Third Sunday

November 16, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Isaiah 65:17-25

Isaiah 12

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Malachi 4:1-2a

Psalm 98

Second Reading

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Gospel Reading

Luke 21:5-19

Twenty-Fourth Sunday

November 23, 2025

First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Luke 1:68-79

Alternate First Reading and Psalm

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm 46

Second Reading

Colossians 1:11-20

Gospel Reading

Luke 23:33-43