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“Rejoice in the Lord always.” —Phil. 4:4

Hear the Word

Weekly Revised Common Lectionary podcast of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Each podcast includes four lectionary readings for one of the Sundays or festivals of the church year:  an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, an Epistle and a Gospel reading. Following each set of readings is a prayer for the day from the Book of Common Worship.

May these scriptures be a source of challenge and hope as you prepare your heart and mind for Sunday worship, and may the Word of God guide and nourish you in the service of daily living.

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