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27 Aug 2017: Proper 16, Ordinary/Lectionary 21 (Year A)

3 Sep 2017: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Ex 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45
Rom 12:9-21
Matt 16:21-28
Jer 15:15-21
Psalm 26:1-8

10 Sep 2017: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Ex 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Rom 13:8-14
Matt 18:15-20
Ezek 33:7-11
Psalm 119:33-40

17 Sep 2017: Proper 19, Ordinary/Lectionary 24 (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Ex 14:19-31
Psalm 114
Ex 15:1-11, 20-21
Rom 14:1-12
Matt 18:21-35
Gen 50:15-21
Psalm 103:1-13

24 Sep 2017: Proper 20, Ordinary/Lectionary 25 (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Ex 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Phil 1:21-30
Matt 20:1-16
Jnh 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-8

1 Oct 2017: Proper 21, Ordinary/Lectionary 26 (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Ex 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Phil 2:1-13
Matt 21:23-32
Ezek 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9
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Welcome to AREA 52 - the home of creative worship ideas for every week, relating to the Bible readings of the Revised Common Lectionary. You can browse the upcoming weeks, or search ahead for a specific date or Lectionary week, and then click on links to a growing collection of resources - scripts, poems, PowerPoints, prayers, and more. Feel free to use these in services, small groups and personal worship, and to adapt the ideas to suit your context.

AREA 52 is the brainchild of Bob Hartman - bestselling author and much loved storyteller, who just loves to help people engage with the Bible afresh.

Bob’s stories and scripts are here alongside resources from other writers and creators, including the usual team. We would also like to thank the financial donors who have made these resources free for all.

If you are not familiar with the Revised Common Lectionary we have written an article on why and how you might make use of it. But whether your follow the Lectionary closely, dip into it for key points of the church year, or are just exploring it for the first time, we hope and pray these resources will be a blessing to you and your church.