October Readings

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Sunday, October 3

Lectionary 27, Year B

19th Sunday after Pentecost

Readings and Psalm

  • Genesis 2:18-24
    Created for relationship
  • Psalm 8
    You crown us with glory and honor. (Ps. 8:5)
  • Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
    God has spoken by a Son
  • Mark 10:2-16
    Teaching on marriage

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Job 1:1-1; 2:1-10
    Job’s integrity in the face of suffering
  • Psalm 26
    Your steadfast love is before my eyes; I have walked faithfully with you. (Ps. 26:3)

Sunday, October 10

Lectionary 28, Year B

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Readings and Psalm

  • Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
    Turn from injustice to the poor, that you may live
  • Psalm 90:12-17
    So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Ps. 90:12)
  • Hebrews 4:12-16
    Approach the throne of grace with boldness
  • Mark 10:17-31
    Teaching on wealth and reward

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Job 23:1-9, 16-17
    The Almighty hidden from Job’s searching
  • Psalm 22:1-15
    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps. 22:1)

Sunday, October 17

Lectionary 29, Year B

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 53:4-12
    The suffering servant
  • Psalm 91:9-16
    You have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your habitation. (Ps. 91:9)
  • Hebrews 5:1-10
    Through suffering Christ becomes the source of salvation
  • Mark 10:35-45
    Warnings to ambitious disciples

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Job 38:1-7 [34-41]
    Challenge to Job from God, the creator
  • Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35b
    O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all. (Ps. 104:24)

Sunday, October 24

Lectionary 30, Year B

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Readings and Psalm

  • Jeremiah 31:7-9
    The Lord gathers the remnant of Israel
  • Psalm 126
    Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy. (Ps. 126:5)
  • Hebrews 7:23-28
    Christ the merciful high priest
  • Mark 10:46-52
    Christ healing the blind man Bartimaeus

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Job 42:1-6, 10-17
    Job’s restoration
  • Psalm 34:1-8 [19-22]
    Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Ps. 34:8)

Sunday, October 31

Reformation Day, Year B

or Lectionary 31

Readings and Psalm

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
    I will write my law in their hearts, says the Lord
  • Psalm 46
    The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. (Ps. 46:7)
  • Romans 3:19-28
    Justified by God’s grace as a gift
  • John 8:31-36
    Jesus says, Continue in my word and you will know the truth

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