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Sermon topics, when Rev. Throckmorton is preaching, generally follow The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), a three-year cycle of weekly scripture readings used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches.
The RCL is built around the seasons of the Church Year, and includes four readings (lections) for each Sunday. During most of the year, the lections are:
- a reading from the Hebrew Bible
- a Psalm
- a reading from the Epistles
- a Gospel reading
The seasons of the Church Year reflect the life of Christ, consequently the gospel lections for each Sunday provide the focus for that day. The other lections for a given day generally have a thematic relationship to the gospel reading for that day.
To view the readings for the date you select, click here .