Lectionary Passages

At Shepherd of the Hills, we use the Narrative Lectionary for our Sunday morning scripture. The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings for use in worship and preaching.  The goal is to preach annually through the biblical narrative so that the lives of believers might be centered in God's story.

In the fall of 2016 we will read through the Old Testament stories beginning with creation. We will hear the stories of Joseph, Hannah, Jonah, and Daniel.

In December we will celebrate Christmas and we will do so by turning to the Gospel of Luke. We will beginning by hearing the announcement of Jesus birth.

After Christmas, we will continue to read the Gospel of Luke straight through.We hope you will join us in reading the Gospel and following along with sermons on Sunday mornings.

Once we have completed our tour of Luke’s Gospel, in April we will read a few stories from Luke’s second volume, the book of Acts. All of our readings are listed below.  Sermons can be found on our website to listen if you happen to miss a few weekends.


January 1 Simeon and Anna Luke 2:28-38
January 8 Jesus' Baptism Luke 3:1-22
January 15 Sermon at Nazareth Luke 4:14-30
January 22 Fish for People Luke 5:1-11
January 29 Healing on the Sabbath Luke 6:1-16
February 5 Raising the Widow's Son Luke 7:1-17
February 12 Are you the one? Luke 7:18-35
February 19 Forgiven at Jesus' feet Luke 7:36-50
February 26 Transfiguration Luke 9:28-45
March 1 Ash Wednesday Jesus turns to Jerusalem Luke 9:51-62
March 5 The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-42
March 12 Jesus' lament over Jerusalem Luke 13:1-9, 31-35
March 19 Parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son Luke 15:1-32
March 26 The rich man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31
April 2 Zacchaeus Luke 18:31-19:10
April 9 Triumphal Entry Luke 19:29-44
April 13 Maundy Thursday Last Supper Luke 22:1-27
April 14 Good Friday Crucifixion/Passion Luke 23:32-47
April 16 Easter Resurrection Luke 24:1-12
April 23 Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35
April 30 Stephen's Witness Acts 6:1-7:2a, 44-60
May 7 The Baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8:26-39
May 14 Council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1-18
May 21 Living by Faith Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21
May 28 One in Christ Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29
June 4 Pentecost Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 4:1-7