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29 Mar 2020: Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)

5 Apr 2020: Liturgy of the Palms / Sixth Sunday in Lent (Year A)

7 Apr 2020: Tuesday of Holy Week (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Isa 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Cor 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

8 Apr 2020: Wednesday of Holy Week (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Isa 50:4-9
Psalm 70
Heb 12:1-3
John 13:21-32

9 Apr 2020: Maundy Thursday (Year A)

11 Apr 2020: Holy Saturday (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Job 14:1-14
Lam 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
1 Pet 4:1-8
Matt 27:57-66
John 19:38-42
Job 14:1-14
Lam 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
1 Pet 4:1-8
Matt 27:57-66
John 19:38-42

12 Apr 2020: Easter Vigil (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Gen 1:1-2:4; 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13; 22:1-18
Ex 14:10-31; 15:1-13, 17-18, 20-21
Psalm 16; 19; 31:1-4, 15-16; 42; 43; 46; 98; 114; 136:1-9, 23-26; 143
Prov 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4-6
Isa 12:2-6; 55:1-11
Ezek 36:24-28; 37:1-14
Zeph 3:14-20
Rom 6:3-11
Matt 28:1-10

12 Apr 2020: Easter Evening (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Isa 25:6-9
Psalm 114
1 Cor 5:6-8
Luke 24:13-49

10 May 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

17 May 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8-20
1 Pet 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

24 May 2020: Ascension of the Lord (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47; 93
Eph 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53

24 May 2020: Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Bible Readings:

Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Pet 4:12-14; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
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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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