Sunday Readings in Context

This Sunday’s Readings in Context

Parishioner Tom O’Brien, a Canon and Examining Chaplain for Scripture of this diocese, writes brief background descriptions of the Sunday readings.
We thank Tom for sharing his learning and love of Scripture with us in this way.

Sunday’s Reading for March 7, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for March 7, 2021

Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17 Reading 1 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form...

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Sunday’s Reading for February 28, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for February 28, 2021

Lesson: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Reading 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and you and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3...

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Sunday’s Reading for February 21, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for February 21, 2021

Lesson: Genesis 9:8-17 Reading 8 God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of...

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Sunday’s Reading for February 14, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for February 14, 2021

Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-12 Reading 1 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives,...

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Sunday’s Reading for February 7, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for February 7, 2021

Lesson: Isaiah 40:21-31 Reading 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like...

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Sunday’s Reading for January 31, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for January 31, 2021

Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Reading 15 Moses said: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. 16 This is what you requested of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you...

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Sunday’s Reading for January 24, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for January 24, 2021

Lesson: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Reading 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now...

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Sunday’s Reading for January 17, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for January 17, 2021

Lesson: 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Reading 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in...

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Sunday’s Reading for January 10, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for January 10, 2021

Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5 Reading 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and...

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