Weekly Readings

Weekend Worship Services Scripture

February 2, 2020

First Lesson

1 Samuel 1:21-28 

Samuel Given to the Lord

21 The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, so that he may appear in the presence of the Lord and dwell there forever.” 23 Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the Lord establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. 24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull,[a] an ephah[b] of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. And the child was young. 25 Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. 26 And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. 27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.”

And he worshiped the Lord there.


  1. 1 Samuel 1:24 Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Syriac; Masoretic Text three bulls
  2. 1 Samuel 1:24 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters


Second Lesson

Hebrews 2:14-18 

14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.



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Weekly Bible Readings



February 2020

Feb. 2
The Purification of Mary and
The Presentation of Our Lord
First Lesson: 1 Sam. 1:21–28
Psalm: Psalm 84
Second Lesson: Heb. 2:14–18
Gospel: Luke 2:22–32 (33–40)

Feb. 9
Fifth S. a. the Epiphany
First Lesson: Is. 58:3–9a
Psalm: Psalm 112:1–9
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16)
Gospel: Matt. 5:13–20

Feb. 16
Sixth S. a. the Epiphany
First Lesson: Deut. 30:15–20
Psalm: Psalm 119:1–8
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:1–9
Gospel: Matt. 5:21–37

Feb. 23
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
First Lesson: Ex. 24:8–18
Psalm: Psalm 2:6–12
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1:16–21
Gospel: Matt. 17:1–9
Matt. 6:1–6, 16–21

March 2020

Mar. 1
First S. in Lent
First Lesson: Gen. 3:1–21
Psalm: Psalm 32:1–7
Second Lesson: Rom. 5:12–19
Gospel: Matt. 4:1–11

Mar. 8
Second S. in Lent
First Lesson: Gen. 12:1–9
Psalm: Psalm 121
Second Lesson: Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17
Gospel: John 3:1–17

Mar. 15
Third S. in Lent
First Lesson: Ex.17:1–7
Psalm: Psalm 95:1–9
Second Lesson: Rom. 5:1–8
Gospel: John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

Mar. 22
Fourth S. in Lent
First Lesson: Is. 42:14–21
Psalm: Psalm 142
Second Lesson: Eph. 5:8–14John 9:1–41 or
Gospel: John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

Mar. 29
Fifth S. in Lent
First Lesson: Ezek. 37:1–14
Psalm: Psalm 130
Second Lesson: Rom. 8:1–11
Gospel: John 11:1–45 (46–53) or John 11:17–27, 38–53