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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 2017

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. 8 The Baptism of Our Lord
First S. a. the Epiphany
Is. 42:1–9 Psalm 29 Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 3:15-22
Jan. 15 Second S. a. the Epiphany Is. 49:1–7 Psalm 40:1–11 1 Cor. 1:1–9 John 1:29–42a
Jan. 22 Third S. a. the
Epiphany
Is. 9:1–4 Psalm 27:1–9 (10–14) 1 Cor. 1:10–18 Matt. 4:12–25
Jan. 29 Fourth S. a. the Epiphany Micah 6:1–8 Psalm 15 ) 1 Cor. 1:18–31 Matt. 5:1–12
Feb. 5 Fifth S. a. the Epiphany Is. 58:3–9a Psalm 112:1–9 1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16) Matt. 5:13–20
Feb. 12 Sixth S. a. the Epiphany Deut. 30:15–20 Psalm 119:1–8 1 Cor. 3:1–9 Matt. 5:21–37
Feb. 19 Seventh S. a. the Epiphany Lev. 19:1–2, 9–18 Psalm 119:33–40 1 Cor. 3:10–23 Matt. 5:38–48
Feb. 26 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Ex. 24:8–18 Psalm 2:6–12 2 Peter 1:16–21 Matt. 17:1–9

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
March 1 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. 5 First S. in Lent Gen. 3:1–21 Psalm 32:1–7 Rom. 5:12–19 Matt. 4:1–11
Feb. 12 Second S. in Lent Gen. 12:1–9 Psalm 121 Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17 John 3:1–17
Feb. 19 Third S. in Lent Ex.17:1–7 Psalm 95:1–9 Rom. 5:1–8 John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
March 26 Fourth S. in Lent Is. 42:14–21 Psalm 142 Eph. 5:8–14 John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
April 2 Fifth S. in Lent Is. 43:16–21 Psalm 126 Phil. 3: (4b–7) 8–14 John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
April 9 Palm Sunday Sunday of the Passion Is. 50:4–9a Psalm 118:19–29 or 31:9–16 Phil. 2:5–11 John 12:12–19(Palm Sunday Procession) and
Matt. 26:1—27:66 or Matt.27:11–66 or John 12:20–43
April 13 Holy (Maundy) Thursday Ex. 24:3–11 or Exodus 12:1–14 Psalm 116:12–19 Heb. 9:11–22 or 1 Cor. 11:23–32 Matt. 26:17–30 or John 13:1–17, 31b–35
April 14 Good Friday Is. 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
April 16 The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Sunrise
Ex. 14:10—15:1
Psalm 118:15–29 or The Song of Moses and Israel
1 Cor. 15:1–11 John 20:1–18
April 16 The Resurrection of Our Lord Acts 10:34–43 or Jer. 31:1–6 Psalm 16 Col. 3:1–4 Matt. 28:1–10
April 23 Second S. of Easter Acts 5:29–42 Psalm 148 1 Peter 1:3–9 John 20:19–31
April 30 Third S. of Easter Acts 2:14a,
36–41
Psalm 116:1–14 1 Peter 1:17–25 Luke 24:13–35
May 7 Fourth S. of Easter Acts 2:42–47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19–25 John 10:1–10
May 14 Fifth S. of Easter Acts 6:1–9;
7:2a, 51–60
Psalm 146 1 Peter 2:2–10 John 14:1–14
May 21 Sixth S. of Easter Acts 17:16–31 Psalm 66:8–20 1 Peter 3:13–22 John 14:15–21
May 25 The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 Eph. 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
May 28 Seventh S. of Easter Acts 1:12–26 Psalm 68:1–10 1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11 John 17:1–11
June 4 The Day of Pentecost Num. 11:24–30 Psalm 25:1–15 Acts 2:1–21 John 7:37–39
June 11 The Holy Trinity Gen. 1:1—2:4a Psalm 8 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Matt. 28:16–20
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
June 18
(Prop. 4)
Second S. a. Pentecost Ex. 19:2–8 Psalm 100 Rom. 5:6–15 Matt. 9:35—10:8 (9–20)
June 25
(Prop. 5)
Third S. a. Pentecost Jer. 20:7–13 Psalm 91:1–10 (11–16) Rom. 6:12–23 Matt. 10:5a, 21–33
July 2 (Prop. 6) Fourth
S. a. Pentecost)
Jer. 28:5–9 Psalm 119:153–160 Rom. 7:1–13 Matt. 10:34–42
July 9
(Prop. 7)
Fifth S. a. Pentecost Zech. 9:9–12 Psalm145:1–14 Rom. 7:14–25a Matt. 11:25–30
July 16 (Prop. 8)
Sixth S. a. Pentecost Is. 55:10–13 Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13 Rom. 8:12–17 Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23
July 23
(Prop. 9)
Seventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 44:6–8 Psalm 119:57–64 Rom. 8:18–27 Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43
July 30
(Prop. 10)
Eighth S. a. Pentecost Deut.7:6–9 Psalm 125 Rom. 8:28–39 Matt. 13:44–52
Aug. 6
(Prop. 11)
Ninth S. a. Pentecost Is. 55:1–5 Psalm 136:1–9 (23–26) Rom. 9:1–5 (6–13) Matt. 13:44–52
Aug. 13
(Prop. 12)
Tenth S. a. Pentecost Job 38:4–18 Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16) Rom. 10:5–17 Matt. 14:22–33
Aug. 20
(Prop. 13)
Eleventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 56:1, 6–8 Psalm 67 Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32 Matt. 15:21–28
Aug. 27
(Prop. 14)
Twelfth S. a. Pentecost Is. 51:1–6 Psalm 138 Rom. 11:33—12:8 Matt. 16:13–20
Sept. 3
(Prop. 15)
Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 15:15–21 Psalm 26 Rom. 12:9–21 Matt. 16:21–28
Sept. 10
(Prop. 16)
Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 33:7–9 Psalm 32:1–7 Rom. 13:1–10 Matt. 18:1–20
Sept. 17
(Prop. 17)
Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 50:15–21 Psalm 103:1–12 Rom. 14:1–12 Matt. 18:21–35
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Sept. 24
(Prop. 18)
Sixteenth S. a. Pentecost Isa. 55:6–9 Psalm 27:1–9 Phil. 1:12–14, 19–30 Matt. 20:1–16
Oct. 1 (Prop. 19) Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 18:1–4, 25–32 Psalm 25:1–10 Phil. 2:1–4 (5–13) 14–18 Matt. 21:23–27 (28–32)
Oct. 8 (Prop. 20) Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 5:1–7 Psalm 80:7–19 Phil. 3:4b–14 Matt. 21:33–46
Oct. 15 (Prop. 21) Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 25:6–9 Psalm 23 Phil. 4:4–13 Matt. 22:1–14
Oct. 22 (Prop. 22) Twentieth S. a. Pentecost Is. 45:1–7 Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13) 1 Thess. 1:1–10 Matt. 22:15–22
Oct. 29 (observed) Reformation Day (Oct. 31) Revelation 14:6-7 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Nov. 5th
All Saints' Day(Nov. 1) Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17 Psalm 149 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Nov. 12 (Prop. 28) Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Amos 5:18–24 Psalm 70 1 Thess. 4:13–18 Matt. 25:1–13
Nov. 19 (Prop. 29) Last S. of the Church Year Deut. 8:1–10 Psalm 67 Phil. 4:6–20 or
1 Tim. 2:1–4
Matt. 25:14–30
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day Ezek. 34:11–16, 20–24 Psalm 95:1–7a I Cor. 15:20–28 Luke 17:11-19
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Dec. 3 First Sunday in Advent Is. 64:1–9 Psalm 80:1–7 1 Cor. 1:3–9 Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24–37