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.

Dec 24th (Mon) at 4pm: Crib Service: Readings informal.

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.

(United worship at St Andrew's on January 20th: No services at St Luke's).

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

Feb 3rd: Water into wine: (Isaiah 6 at 8am), John 2:1-11 (but if it was used on Jan 20 we may use John 3:22-36 at 8am).

Feb 10th. Jesus the bread of life: Exodus 16:2-6,13-18, John 6:1-15, 25-35.

Feb 17th. Before Abraham, Jesus is: Exodus 3:1-6,11-14, John 8:31-59.

Feb 24th. Jesus brings sight. 2 Kings 6:18-23, John 9:1-12.

Mar 3rd. Psalm 23, Micah 5:2-5a, 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 24th December 2018.