"The Appointed Lessons...." Sounds stilted, doesn't it? But there are good reasons. As early as the 4th century, the more important readings were arranged in continuous fashion. In this way the person who attended all worship services, would cover all the highlights of sacred Scripture in a single year. ngement is called a "lectionary."
Here at First Lutheran, we use the "Three-Year Series" (A, B, C). Year "A" focuses on the Gospel of Matthew, Year "B" focuses on the Gospel of Mark and selections from the Gospel of John, and Year "C" focuses on the Gospel of Luke.
Many people use the lectionary to read ahead and study those portions of the Bible they will be hearing proclaimed during worship. We hope you find them useful, too.