Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church
We at Fairfield Glade United Methodist generally follow the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) in our worship and preaching.
What is the Revised Common Lectionary?
The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of recommended weekly scripture lessons. It is used in varying degrees by a
great number of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. The RCL is built around the seasons of the Church
Year, and includes four lections for each Sunday.
There are generally four readings for each Sunday: 1) a reading from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), 2) a Psalm, 3) a reading
from the Epistles, and 4) a Gospel reading.
During the season of Easter, the Hebrew Bible lection is usually replaced with one from the Acts of the Apostles. Often the four
readings will have a common thematic thread though that is not always the case.
The gospel readings for each year follow one of the synoptic gospels with readings from the Gospel of John scattered throughout the
three year cycle.
There are several advantages to using a lectionary, one of which is that Christians scattered around the globe in different
congregations are united in hearing the same texts read in worship on any given Sunday.
For more information about the RCL check this link ... http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/lectionary