The Lectionary is a calendar and table of suggested scripture readings for a three-year cycle. The readings for each Sunday and holy day - typically one each from the Old Testament, Epistles, and Gospels - are meant for the weekly service of worship on the Lord's Day. It provides a systematic approach to the use of Scripture in worship. Its widespread use by United Methodists as well as other Christians testifies to its value in helping congregations hear the whole message of Scripture. [From The United Methodist Book of Worship, The United Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tennessee, 1992.]
The United Methodist Church offers a variety of resources to develop and improve the worship experience. through the General Board of Discipleship. To learn more about these many resources and find important tools to improve your worship, go to the GBOD website.