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Themes and bible readings for services.

The Church of England has a scheme for bible readings on Sundays, which you can find by following the link in the left-hand column. The PCC at Eccleshill has given its consent for the minister to make variations in this scheme. The readings may occasionally be varied depending on circumstances. We will try to keep this page up-to-date, but please note in the early part of the year that our times and pattern of services might be varied later on as we decide what services to hold on special occasions.

Themes for 2017

Date Service Theme Bible Reading(s)
January 1st
Christmas 2
8am Communion Say "Yes" to God Luke 1:26-38
January 8th
Epiphany 1
Vision Sunday
9.30am Communion Vision, Direction and Purpose Isaiah 42:1-9
Matthew 3
11.15am Communion Matthew 3
January 15th
Epiphany 2
8am Communion Facing temptation Isaiah 49:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
9.30am Morning Prayer Isaiah 49:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 4:1-11
January 22nd
Epiphany 3
10.30am United Worship here at St Luke's Preaching, Calling, Healing Isaiah 9:1-4
Matthew 4:12-end
January 29th
Epiphany 4
9.30am Communion Blessed are you ... Isaiah 61:1-7
Matthew 5:1-12
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 5:1-11
February 5th
4th before Lent
8am Communion Salt of the Earth Isaiah 58:1-12
Matthew 5:13-20
10.30am Family Service Matthew 5:13-20
February 12th
3rd before Lent
9.30am Communion Higher Standards Isaiah 58:1-12
Matthew 5:21-37
11.15am Communion Matthew 5:13-20
February 19th
2nd before Lent
8am Communion Practical love Leviticus 19:1,9-18
Matthew 5:38-48
9.30am Morning Prayer Leviticus 19:1,9-18
Matthew 5:38-48
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 5:38-48
February 26th
Sunday before Lent
9.30am Communion Give and trust Genesis 1:1-2:3
Matthew 6:1-4,25-end
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 6:1-4,25-end
March 5th
Lent 1
8am Communion Pray but shush! Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7
Matthew 6:5-15
10.30am Family Service Matthew 6:5-15
March 12th
Lent 2
9.30am Communion Go out and tell Genesis 12:1-4
Matthew 10:1,5-16
11.15am Communion Matthew 10:1,5-16
March 19th
Lent 3
8am Communion Heaven is like ... Exodus 17:1-7
Matthew 13:24-35
9.30am Morning Prayer Exodus 17:1-7
Matthew 13:24-35
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 13:24-35
March 26th
Mothering Sunday
(Lent 4)
9.30am Communion Earth is like ... 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Matthew 18:10-20
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 18:10-20
April 2nd
Passion Sunday
(Lent 5)
8am Communion The end is like ... Ezekiel 37:1-14
Matthew 25:1-13
10.30am Family Service Matthew 25:1-13
April 9th
Palm Sunday
9.30am Communion Jesus enters his city Zechariah 9:8-13
Matthew 21:1-11
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 21:1-11
April 14th
Good Friday
12 noon Meditations Jesus is crucified Six readings from Revelation
2pm An hour at the foot of the cross Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 22
Romans 3:21-end
Matthew 26&27
April 16th
Easter Sunday
9.30am Communion Jesus is risen Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 28:1-15
11.15am Communion Matthew 28:1-15
April 23rd
Easter 2
9.30 Communion Jesus is risen and fulfils the Old Testament Acts 2:22-32
John 20:19-31
11.15am All-Age Service Acts 2:22-32
April 30th
Easter 3
9.30am Communion Jesus is risen and we can rise too Acts 2:36-42
Luke 24:13-35
11.15am All-Age Service Acts 2:36-42
May 7th
Easter 4
8am Communion Jesus is risen and transforms us Acts 2:42-47
John 10:1-10
10.30am Family Service Acts 2:42-47
May 14th
Easter 5
9.30am Communion Jesus is risen and receives us Acts 7:55-60
John 14:1-14
11.15am Communion Acts 7:55-60
May 21st
Easter 6
8am Communion Jesus is risen and wants us to reach out for him Acts 17:22-31
John 14:15-21
9.30am Morning Prayer Genesis 8:20-9:11
Acts 17:22-31
11.15am All-Age Service Acts 17:22-31
May 28th
Easter 7
(Ascension 1)
9.30am Communion Jesus is ascended to heaven Acts 1:1-11
John 17:1-11
11.15am All-Age Service Acts 1:1-11
June 4th
8am Communion God sends his Spirit Acts 2:1-21
Matthew 12:22-32
10.30am Family Service Acts 2:1-21
June 11th
9.30am Communion God's essence and our commission Acts 28:17-31
Matthew 28:16-20
11.15am Communion Matthew 28:16-20
June 18th
Trinity 1
8am Communion A mission of outreach Exodus 19:2-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8
9.30am Morning Prayer Exodus 19:2-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 9:35-10:8
June 25th
Trinity 2
9.30am Communion A mission of truth Romans 6:1-10
Matthew 10:24-39
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 10:24-39
July 2nd
Trinity 3
8am Communion Alive to God Romans 6:11-18
Matthew 10:40-42
10.30am Family Service Romans 6:11-18
July 9th
Trinity 4
9.30am Communion A mission of invitation Romans 7:15-25
Matthew 11:16-19 & 25-30
11.15am Communion Matthew 11:16-19 & 25-30
July 16th
Trinity 5
8am Communion The sower Isaiah 55:6-end
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
9.30am Morning Prayer Isaiah 55:6-end
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
July 23rd
Trinity 6
9.30am Communion The weeds Genesis 28:10-19
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
July 30th
Trinity 7
9.30am Communion The seed 1 Kings 3:5-12
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
August 6th
Trinity 8
8am Communion Feeding the 5000 Isaiah 55:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21
10.30am Family Service Matthew 14:13-21
August 13th
Trinity 9
9.30am Communion Walking on water 1 Kings 19:9-18
Matthew 14:22-33
11.15am Communion Matthew 14:22-33
August 20th
Trinity 10
8am Communion Cleaning the unclean Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Matthew 15:10-28
9.30am Morning Prayer Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Matthew 15:10-28
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 15:10-28
August 27th
Trinity 11
9.30am Morning Prayer Who is this Jesus? Isaiah 51:1-6
Matthew 16:13-20
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 16:13-20
September 3rd
Trinity 12
10.30am Family Service Take up your cross Matthew 16:21-28
September 10th
Trinity 13
9.30am Communion If you're sinned against Ezekiel 33:7-end
Matthew 18:15-20
11.15am Communion Matthew 18:15-20
September 17th
Trinity 14
8am Communion Be merciful, as God is Deuteronomy 8
Matthew 18:21-35
9.30am Morning Prayer Deuteronomy 8
Matthew 18:21-35
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 18:21-35
September 24th
Trinity 15
9.30am Communion Giving, not calculating Deuteronomy 15:1-11
Matthew 20:1-16
11.15am All-Age Service Matthew 20:1-16
October 1st
Harvest Thanksgiving
(Trinity 16)
8am Communion Thanking God (Harvest) Deuteronomy 26:1-15
Matthew 21:23-32
10.30am Family Service Deuteronomy 26:1-15
6.30pm Evening Worship Festival of the Reformation
(Outer Bradford Deanery)
Genesis 15
Romans 3:21-end
October 8th
Trinity 17
9.30am Communion A proper return to God Deuteronomy 28:1-14
Matthew 21:33-end
11.15am Communion Matthew 21:33-end
October 15th
St Luke's Sunday
(Trinity 18)
8am Communion Saint Luke Isaiah 61:1-6
Luke 10:1-9
9.30am Morning Prayer Isaiah 61:1-6
Luke 10:1-9
11.15am All-Age Service Luke 10:1-9
October 22nd
Trinity 19
9.30am Communion God honours givers Exodus 23:10-22
Matthew 22:15-21
11.15am All-Age Service Exodus 23:10-22
or Matthew 22:15-21
October 29th
Bible Sunday
(Last after Trinity)
9.30am Communion Bible Sunday 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 4:14-30
11.15am All-Age Service 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
or Luke 4:14-30
November 5th
All Saints Sunday
(4th Sunday before Advent)
8am Communion All Saints Sunday Revelation 7:9-end
Matthew 5:1-12
10.30am Family Service Revelation 7:9-end
November 12th
Remembrance Sunday
(3rd Sunday before Advent)
9.30am Communion Remembrance Sunday Amos 5:18-24
Matthew 25:1-13
11.15am Communion Amos 5:18-24
or Matthew 25:1-13
November 19th
2nd Sunday before Advent
8am Communion ... ...
9.30am Morning Prayer ...
11.15am All-Age Service ...
November 26th
Christ the King Sunday
(Sunday before Advent)
9.30am Communion ... ...
11.15am All-Age Service ...
December 3rd
Advent Sunday
8am Communion ... ...
10.30am Family Service ...
December 10th
Advent 2
9.30am Communion ... ...
11.15am Communion ...
December 17th
Advent 3
8am Communion ... ...
9.30am Morning Prayer ...
11.15am All-Age Service ...
December 24th
Advent 4 = Christmas Eve
9.30am Morning Prayer ... ...
4.30pm Crib Service ...
11.30pm Midnight Communion ...
December 25th
Christmas Day
9.30am Communion ... ...
December 31st
Christmas 1
9.30am Communion ... ...
11.15am All-Age Service ...

Please note that the services on 17th and 24th December have not been discussed by the PCC yet, and may be varied from the above.

Please note that readings may be changed if urgent need arises.


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