Surrey Hills
Uniting Church


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Lectionary Calendar


External Links

The Revised Common Lectionary

In Luke 4:16-20, we note how Jesus engaged in the common practice of reading the text that was set for the day. This practice was continued in the early church, with different communities determining which texts should be read. Later, as the canon of Scripture (Bible) was edited into its final form, more effort was made by church authorities to unify what was read throughout the church.
Luke 4:16-20

There have been numerous lectionaries throughout the history of the church. More recently, these have been a three-year lectionary cycle, with three readings and a psalm for each Sunday. In each year one of the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) predominates, with a semi-continuous approach to reading it, especially in ordinary time (the Sundays between Pentecost and Advent). Other books of the Bible are also read semi-continuously during appropriate seasons as well as in ordinary time. The lectionary is seasonal, but not often thematic. Some churches in the reformed tradition (including the Uniting Church) now use the Revised Common Lectionary.

External Resources

Free Australian Resources

Anna Grant-Henderson

Bill Loader

Bruce Prewers

Liturgies Online

Mustard seeds

Together to Celebrate

Other free online resources:

Kelly Puckett Lectionary Page

Vanderbilt Divinity Library Lectionary Page

Subscription based online resources:

(logon name and password are available from Annabel or Rob)

Roots on the web

Permission is given to use the following resources, but acknowledgement would be appreciated.

Robs Resources

Robs Puppet Scripts

December/January at SHUC

Sunday December 3rd 10:00 am
Worship & Holy Communion
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Saturday December 9th 5:00 pm
Christmas Chaos - craft, carols & food

Sunday December 10th 10:00 am
Worship & Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 17th 10:00 am
Worship at
The Avenue Church of Christ

Sunday December 24th 10:00 am
Service of lessons and hymns
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 24th 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve family service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Monday December 25th 09:30 am
Christmas Day service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 31st 10:00 am
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday January 7th 10:00 am
Worship at St James UC
Riversdale Rd, Box Hill Sth

Sunday January 14th 10:00 am
Service of Amalgamation
of St James with Surrey Hills
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday January 21st 10:00 am
(Rev. John Cranmer)

Sunday January 28th 10:00 am
(Rev. John Cranmer)


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