TAKE PAUSE – READINGS FOR HOLY WEEK

man reading scripture  There is a busy-ness that comes with the season that leads up to Easter, especially for Worship Ministers and musicians of the church.  Extra rehearsals, enlistment of personnel, and additional service preparations can all crowd the corners of our minds, and gobble up every minute of our days.  If we are not careful we can crowd out the very spirituality we claim we are seeking to engender in others and cloud the message of Gospel truth in the process.  In order for us to be centered in lifting up Jesus, we surely must be with Him in and through the Word of God.

 

Perhaps our best preparation for worship service leadership in Holy Week is to drench ourselves in the scriptures, and in do doing to avail ourselves to the Holy Spirit that He might show us Christ in the Word.  Below are daily scripture readings for Holy Week from the Revised Common Lectionary:

Monday – Monday of Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1-9

                    Psalm 36:5-11

Hebrews 9:11-15

John 12:1-11

 

Annunciation of the Lord

Isaiah 7:10-14

Psalm 45

Psalm 40:5-10

Hebrews 10:4-10

Luke 1:26-38

 

Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 71:1-14

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

John 12:20-36

 

Wednesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 70

Hebrews 12:1-3

John 13:21-32

 

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-4, 5-10, 11-14

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

John 13:1-17,31b-35

 

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Psalm 22

Hebrews 10:16-25

John 18:1-19:42

 

Holy Saturday

Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9,19-24

Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16

1 Peter 4:1-8

Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42

Readings from Year C – Revised Common Lectionary: www.lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu

 

 

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