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29 Jul 2018: Proper 12, Ordinary/Lectionary 17 (Year B)

Bible Readings:

2 Sam 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Eph 3:14-21
John 6:1-21
2 Kgs 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-18

12 Aug 2018: Proper 14, Ordinary/Lectionary 19 (Year B)

19 Aug 2018: Proper 15, Ordinary/Lectionary 20 (Year B)

26 Aug 2018: Proper 16, Ordinary/Lectionary 21 (Year B)

Bible Readings:

1 Kgs 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43
Psalm 84
Eph 6:10-20
John 6:56-69
Josh 24:1-2, 14-18
Psalm 34:15-22

2 Sep 2018: Proper 17, Ordinary/Lectionary 22 (Year B)

Bible Readings:

Song 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
James 1:17-27
Mrk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Deut 4:1-2; 6-9

9 Sep 2018: Proper 18, Ordinary/Lectionary 23 (Year B)

Bible Readings:

Prov 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
James 2:1-17
Mrk 7:24-37
Isa 35:4-7
Psalm 146

14 Sep 2018: Holy Cross (Year B)

Bible Readings:

Num 21:4-9
Psalm 98:1-5; 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Cor 1:18-24
John 3:13-17

16 Sep 2018: Proper 19, Ordinary/Lectionary 24 (Year B)

Bible Readings:

Prov 1:20-33
Psalm 19
Mrk 8:27-38
Isa 50:4-9
Psalm 116:1-9

23 Sep 2018: Proper 20, Ordinary/Lectionary 25 (Year B)

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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 engageworship.org 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.

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