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The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, with 2.5 million baptized members, ranks as the second largest Lutheran church body in North America and the 11th largest denomination in the USA.

Bible Readings for the Year 2016

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Jan. 6 The Epiphany of Our Lord Is. 60:1–6 Psalm 72:
1–11(12–15)
Eph. 3:1–12 Matt. 2:1–12
Jan. 10 The Baptism of Our Lord
First S. a. the Epiphany
Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 3:15-22
Jan. 17 Second S. a. the Epiphany Is. 62:1–5 Psalm 128 1 Cor. 12:1–11 John 2:1–11
Jan. 24 Third S. a. the
Epiphany
Neh. 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm 19:(1–6) 7–14 1 Cor. 12:12–31a Luke 4:16–30
Jan. 31 Fourth S. a. the Epiphany Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19) Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11) 1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13 Luke 4:31–44

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Feb. 7 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Deut. 34:1–12 Psalm 99 Heb. 3:1–6 Luke 9:28–36
Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-19

Psalm 51:
1–13 (14–19)

2 Cor. 5:20b —6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Feb. 14 First S. in Lent Deut. 26:1–11 Psalm 91:1–13 Rom. 10:8b–13 Luke 4:1–13
Feb. 21 Second S. in Lent Jer. 26:8–15 Psalm 4 Phil. 3:17—4:1 Luke 13:31–35
Feb. 28 Third S. in Lent Ezek. 33:7–20 Psalm 85 1 Cor. 10:1–13 Luke 13:1–9
March 6 Fourth S. in Lent Is. 12:1–6 Psalm 32 2 Cor. 5:16–21 Luke 15:1–3, 11–32
March 13 Fifth S. in Lent Is. 43:16–21 Psalm 126 Phil. 3: (4b–7) 8–14 Luke 20:9–20

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
March 20 Palm Sunday Sunday of the Passion Deut. 32:36–39 Psalm 118:19-29 or 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:1—23:56 or Luke 23:1–56 or John 12:20–43
March 24 Holy (Maundy) Thursday Jer. 31:31–34 or Ex. 12:1–14 Psalm 116:12-19 Heb.10:15–25 or 1 Cor. 11:23–32 Luke 22:7–20 or
John 13:1–17, 31b–35
March 25 Good Friday Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22 or Psalm 31 Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1–19:42 or John 19:17-30
March 27 The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Sunrise
Job 19:23–27
Psalm 118:15–29
1 Cor. 15:51–57 John 20:1–18
March 27 The Resurrection of Our Lord Is. 65:17–25 Psalm 16 1 Cor. 15:19–26 Luke 24:1–12
Apr. 3 Second S. of Easter Acts 5:12–20 (21–32) Psalm 148 Rev. 1:4–18 John 20:19–31
Apr. 10 Third S. of Easter Acts 9:1–22 Psalm 30 Rev. 5:(1–7)
8–14
John 21:1–14 (15–19)
Apr. 17 Fourth S. of Easter Acts 20:17–35 Psalm 23 Rev. 7:9–17 John 10:22–30
Apr. 24 Fifth S. of Easter Acts 11:1–18 Psalm 148

Rev. 21:1–7

John 16:12–22 or
John 13:31–35
May 1 Sixth S. of Easter Acts 16:9–15 Psalm 67 Rev. 21:9–14, 21–27 John 16:23–33 or
John 5:1–9
May 5 The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 Eph. 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
May 8 Seventh S. of Easter Acts 1:12–26 Psalm 133 Rev. 22:1–6
(7–11) 12–20
John 17:20–26
May 15 The Day of Pentecost John 17:20–26 Psalm 143 Acts 2:1–21 John 14:23–31
May 22 The Holy Trinity Prov. 8:1–4,
22–31
Psalm 8 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 John 8:48–59
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
May 29
(Prop. 4)
Second S. a. Pentecost 1 Kings 8: 22–24, 27–29, 41–43 Psalm 96: 1–9 Gal. 1:1–12 Luke 7:1–10
June 5
(Prop. 5)
Third S. a. Pentecost 1 Kings 17: 17–24 Psalm 30 Gal. 1:11–24 Luke 7:11–17
June 12 (Prop. 6) Fourth
S. a. Pentecost)
2 Sam. 11:26—12:10, 13–14 Ps. 32:1–7 Gal. 2:15–21; 3:10–14 Luke 7:36—8:3
June 19
(Prop. 7)
Fifth S. a. Pentecost Is. 65:1–9 Psalm 3 Gal. 3:23—4:7 Luke 8:26–39
June 26 (Prop. 8)
Sixth S. a. Pentecost 1 Kings 19: 9b–21 Psalm 16 Gal. 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62
July 3
(Prop. 9)
Seventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 66:10–14 Psalm 66: 1–7 Gal. 6:1–10, 14–18 Luke 10:1–20
July 10
(Prop. 10)
Eighth S. a. Pentecost Lev. (18:1–5) 19:9–18 Psalm 41 Col. 1:1–14 Luke 10:25–37
July 17
(Prop. 11)
Ninth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 18:1–10a (10b–14) Psalm 27:(1–6) 7–14 Col. 1:21–29 Luke 10:38–42
july 24
(Prop. 12)
Tenth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 18: (17–19) 20–33 Psalm 138 Col. 2:6–15 (16–19) Luke 11:1–13
July 31
(Prop. 13)
Eleventh S. a. Pentecost Eccl. 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 Psalm 100 Col. 3:1–11 Luke 12:13–21
Aug. 7
(Prop. 14)
Twelfth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 15:1–6 Psalm 33: 12–22 Heb. 11:1–16 Luke 12:22–34 (35–40)
Aug. 14
(Prop. 15)
Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 23:16–29 Psalm 119: 81–88 Heb. 11:17–31 (32–40); 12:1–3 Luke 12:49–53 (54–56)
Aug. 21
(Prop. 16)
Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 66:18–23 Psalm 50:1–15 Heb. 12:4–24 (25–29) Luke 13:22–30
Aug. 28
(Prop. 17)
Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost Prov. 25:2–10 Psalm 131 Heb. 13:1–17 Luke 14:1–14
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Sept. 4
(Prop. 18)
Sixteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezekiel 33:7-9 Psalm 32:1-7 Romans 13:1-10 Matthew 18:1-20
Sept. 11 (Prop. 19) Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corth.1:18-25 John 12:20-33
Sept. 18 (Prop. 20) Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 Psalm 119:33-40 Ephesians 4:7-16 Matthew 9:9-13
Sept. 25 (Prop. 21) Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezekiel 18:1-4, 5-32 Psalm 25:1-10 Philippians 2:1-4 (5-13)14-18 Matthew 21:23-27 (28-32)
Oct. 2 (Prop. 22) Twentieth S. a. Pentecost Hab. 1:1–4; 2:1–4 Psalm 62 2 Tim. 1:1–14 Luke 17:1–10
Oct. 9 (Prop. 23) Twenty-first S. a. Pentecost Ruth 1:1–19a Psalm 111 2 Tim. 2:1–13 Luke 17:11–19
Oct. 16 (Prop. 24) Twenty-second S. a. Pentecost Gen. 32:22–30 Psalm 121 2 Tim. 3:14—4:5 Luke 18:1–8
Oct. 23 (Prop. 25) Twenty-third S. a. Pentecost Genesis 4:1–15 Psalm 5 2 Tim. 4:6–8, 16–18 Luke 18:9–17
Oct. 30 Reformation Day (Oct. 31) Revelation 14:6-7 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Nov. 6
All Saints' Day(Nov. 1) Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17 Psalm 149 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Nov. 13 (Prop. 28) Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Mal. 4:1–6 Psalm 98 2 Thess. 3:(1–5) 6–13 Luke 21:5–28 (29–36)
Nov. 20 (Prop. 29) Last S. of the Church Year Mal. 3:13–18 Psalm 46 Col. 1:13–20 Luke 23:27–43
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Day Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Psalm 67 Phil.4:6-20 or 1Tim. 2:1–4 Luke 17:11-19
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Nov. 27 First Sunday in Advent Is. 2:1–5 Is. 2:1–5 Rom. 13:(8–10) 11–14 Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44
Nov. 30 St. Andrew Ezek. 3:1621 Rom. 10:8b18 John 1:3542a  
Dec. 4 Second Sunday in Advent Is 11:110 Psalm 72:17 Rom 15:413 Matt 3:112
Dec. 11 Third Sunday in Advent Is 35:110 Psalm146 James 5:711 Matt 11:215
Dec. 18 Fourth Sunday in Advent Is 7:1017 Psalm 24 Rom 1:17 Matt 1:1825
Dec. 21 Sr. Thomas
Judg. 6:3640
Eph. 4:7, 1116 John 20:2429
 
Dec. 24 The Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Eve 1
Is 7:1014
Ps 110:14
1 John 4:716
Matt 1:1825