Heidelberg Catechism Lectionary: Third Year

Advent I

Luke 1:1-25

Promise of the birth of John the Baptist

Advent II

Luke 1:26-38

The annunciation

Advent III

Luke 1:39-56

Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

Advent IV

Luke 1:57-80

Birth of John the Baptist

Christmas Eve

Luke 2:1-20

Adoration of the shepherds

Christmas Day

Luke 2:21-40

Presentation in the temple

Christmas I

Luke 2:41-52

The boy Jesus in the temple

Christmas II

Luke 3:1-22

The baptism

Epiphany I

Luke 4:1-13

The temptation

Epiphany II

Luke 4:14-30

Rejection at Nazareth

Epiphany III

Luke 5:1-11

Call of Simon Peter

Epiphany IV

Luke 6:1-11

Lord of the Sabbath

Epiphany V

Luke 6:12-36

Beatitudes and woes

Epiphany VI

Luke 7:18-35

Are you he that should come?

Epiphany VII

Luke 9:18-36

Peter's confession and the transfiguration (Septuagesima)

Epiphany VIII

Luke 10:1-22

Mission of the seventy (Sexagesima)

Epiphany IX

Luke 10:23-42

The good Samaritan (Quinquagesima)

Lent I

Luke 12:49-13:9

I have a baptism to be baptized with

Lent II

Luke 13:10-35

Journeying toward Jerusalem

Lent III

Luke 15:1-10

This man receives sinners

Lent IV

Luke 15:11-32

The prodigal son

Lent V

Luke 17:11-37

Between Samaria and Galilee

Lent VI

Luke 19:29-44

The triumphal entry

Selections from the last week's teachings may be used at services during Holy Week or at mid-week services during Lent.

Maundy Thursday

Luke 22:7-30

The last supper

Good Friday

Luke 23:26-49

The crucifixion

Easter Sunday

Luke 24:1-12

The resurrection

Easter I

Luke 24:13-35

The road to Emmaus

Easter II

Isaiah 58:1-14

Cry aloud, spare not

Easter III

Isaiah 59:1-21

The Lord's hand is not shortened

Easter IV

Isaiah 62:1-12

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent

Easter V

Isaiah 63:1-19

Who is this that comes from Edom?

Ascension Day

Acts 1:1-14

The ascension

Ascension I

Isaiah 65:17-25

I create new heavens and a new earth


Acts 2:1-21

The descent of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost I

Acts 4:1-22

Peter and John before the council

Pentecost II

Acts 5:17-42

Persecution of the Apostles

Pentecost III

Acts 6:1-5, 7:54-8:3

Martyrdom of Stephen

Pentecost IV

Acts 8:26-40

Baptism of the Ethiopian

Pentecost V

Acts 9:1-22

Conversion of Paul

Pentecost VI

Acts 11:1-26

Vision of Peter

Pentecost VII

Matthew 5:1-12
Heidelberg Catechism 92-95

God only is Lord

Pentecost VIII

Matthew 6:19-24
Heidelberg Catechism 96-98

No man can serve two masters
True worship

Pentecost IX

Matthew 6:1-18
Heidelberg Catechism 99-102

True piety
Reverence God's name

Pentecost X

Matthew 5:13-20
Heidelberg Catechism 103

Let your light shine
Maintain the ministry of the gospel

Pentecost XI

Matthew 7:1-12
Heidelberg Catechism 104

Your Father in heaven
Honor to whom honor is due

Pentecost XII

Matthew 5:21-26
Heidelberg Catechism 105-107

Do not be angry
Respect for God's creatures

Pentecost XIII

Matthew 5:27-32
Heidelberg Catechism 108-109

Do not be lustful
Temples of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost XIV

Matthew 6:25-34
Heidelberg Catechism 110-111

Do not be anxious
Furthering our neighbor's good

Pentecost XV

Matthew 5:33-48
Heidelberg Catechism 112

Do not swear
Speaking the truth in love

Pentecost XVI

Matthew 7:13-29
Heidelberg Catechism 113-115

Enter at the narrow gate
By the grace of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost XVII

Genesis 6:5-22

The earth filled with violence

Pentecost XVIII

Genesis 8:1-22

While the earth remains

Pentecost XIX

Genesis 9:1-19

Covenant with Noah

Pentecost XX

Genesis 11:1-9

Tower of Babel

Pentecost XXI*

Jeremiah 1:1-19

Call of Jeremiah

Pentecost XXII

Jeremiah 2:1-13

Broken cisterns

Pentecost XXIII

Jeremiah 6:1-21

Peace and there is no peace

Pentecost XXIV

Jeremiah 11:1-14

Broken covenant

Pentecost XXV

Jeremiah 18:1-17

Potter and clay

Pentecost XXVI

Jeremiah 23:16-29

Storm of the Lord

Pentecost XXVII

Jeremiah 26:1-19

Destruction threatened

Pentecost XXVIII

Jeremiah 31:23-40

New covenant

* Since Easter is a variable date, some selections prior to the XXIst may have to be omitted in such a way that in any year the XXIst will be used on the first Sunday in October with the later lessons following in sequence.