Sunday Themes

The Church of England has a scheme of bible readings for services (a "lectionary"), and we follow this most of the time. The PCC has given its consent for the vicar to make variations in the scheme, and will be consulted as new proposals appear on this page.

Nov 4th: A new heaven and earth: Revelation 20:11-21:7, John 11:32-44.

Nov 11th: Remember and Respect: Hebrews 9:11-15, John 15:9-17.

Nov 18th: Walk on water with Jesus: Matthew 14:22-32.

Nov 25th: Stay loyal to Christ: Daniel 7:9-10,13-14, Mark 13:1-13.

Dec 2nd at 8am: Jesus is coming soon: 2 Tim 4:6-11, Mark 13:26-end.

Dec 9th: A bright future: Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6.

Dec 16th at 9.30am: Rejoice in the Lord: Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Philippians 4:4-7

Dec 16th at 10.30am: Nativity readings to be arranged.

Dec 23rd at 11.15am: Jesus' humility & glory: Philippians 2:1-11, Luke 1:39-45.

Dec 23rd at 4pm: Christmas Carol Service: Readings to be arranged.

Dec 24th (Mon) at 4pm: Crib Service: Readings to be arranged.

Dec 24th (Mon) & 25th (Tue) at 11.30pm and 9.30am: Titus 3:4-7. Luke 2:1-16.

Dec 30th: The Good News: Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-14.

Jan 6th (Epiphany): Matthew 2:1-12 (and Ephesians 3:1-12 at 8am).

Jan 13th: Clean up - follow Jesus: 2 Kings 5:1-19, John 1:19-34.

Jan 20th (United worship: No services at St Luke's).

Jan 27th: Hear the call - follow Jesus:1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:35-50.

Feb 3rd. John 2:1-11 (Jesus turns water into wine) (unless it was used on Jan 20, in which case John 3:22-36 at 8am).

Feb 10th. John 6:1-15, 25-35 (Jesus feeds the 5000, "I am the bread of life").

Feb 17th. John 8:31-59 (Jesus says "Before Abraham was, I AM").

Feb 24th. John 9:1-12 (Jesus heals the blind man).

Mar 3rd. Psalm 23, ..., John 10:1-16 (Jesus says "I am the good shepherd").

(Ash Wednesday is March 6th.)

Mar 10th: Lent 1. Psalm 69:6-12, Joel 2:12-17, John 2:12-end (Jesus clears the temple).

Mar 17th: Lent 2. Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:1-16 (Jesus speaks about being "born again").

Mar 24th: Lent 3 (APCM). John 4:1-26 (Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman).

Mar 31st: Mothering Sunday (Lent 4). Colossians 3:12-17, John 5:1-18 (Jesus heals the man at the pool).

April 6th: Passion Sunday (Lent 5). (Romans 5:1-11 at 8am,) John 12:1-11 (Jesus is anointed).

April 13th: Palm Sunday. Zechariah 9:9-13, John 12:12-26 (Jesus enters Jerusalem).

April 20th: Easter Sunday. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18.

The underlined readings are the ones we will be focusing on as the themes of the services (but sometimes we don't make a specific choice until very close to the time itself). We use just the underlined reading at the 11.15am services, but at our 9.30am services we use both readings. On the first Sunday of each month our two services may have different themes, and we may not plan the theme of the 10.30am Family Service until very close to the time itself.

This page was last updated on 13th November 2018.