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RCL Weekly Bible Study Readings, Year B
Week of November 27, 2011 - 1 Advent (B)
"Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake’" (Mark 13:35-37).

Week of December 4, 2011 - 2 Advent (B)
"I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit" (Mark 1:8).

Week of December 11, 2011 - 3 Advent (B)
"He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’as the prophet Isaiah said" (John 1:23).

Week of December 18, 2011 - 4 Advent (B)
"Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her" (Luke 1:38).

Week of December 25, 2011 - Christmas Day (B)
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!’"(Luke 2:13-14).

Week of January 1, 2012 - Holy Name of Jesus (B)
"After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb" (Luke 2:21).

Week of January 8, 2012 - 1 Epiphany / Baptism of Our Lord (B)
"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’ (Mark 1:9-11).

Week of January 15, 2012 - 2 Epiphany (B)
"And Jesus said to Nathanael, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man’" (John 1:51).

Week of January 22, 2012 - 3 Epiphany (B)
"As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people’" (Mark 1:16-17).

Week of January 29, 2012 - 4 Epiphany (B)
"Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, ‘What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus rebuked him, saying, ‘Be silent, and come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit, throwing him into convulsions and crying with a loud voice, came out of him" (Mark 1:23-26).

Week of February 5, 2012 - 5 Epiphany (B)
"Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them" (Mark 1:30-31).

Week of February 12, 2012 - 6 Epiphany (B)
"A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean" (Mark 1:40-42).

Week of February 19, 2012 - Last Sunday After the Epiphany / World Mission Sunday (B)
"Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’" (Mark 9:2-5).

Week of February 26, 2012 - 1 Lent (B)
"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’" (Mark 1:9-11).

Week of March 4, 2012 - 2 Lent (B)
"Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things’" (Mark 8:31-33).

Week of March 11, 2012 - 3 Lent (B)
"In the temple Jesus found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’" (John 2:14-16).

Week of March 18, 2012 - 4 Lent (B)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (John 3:16).

Week of March 25, 2012 - 5 Lent (B)
"Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life" (John 12:23-25).

Week of April 1, 2012 (Palm Sunday)
"Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’" (Mark 11:7-10).

Week of April 8, 2012 (Easter Day)
"As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you’" (Mark 16:5-7).

Week of April 15, 2012 - 2 Easter (B)
"Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’" (John 20: 21-23).

Week of April 22, 2012 - 3 Easter / Earth Day (B)
"They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have’" (Luke 24:37-39).

Week of April 29, 2012 - 4 Easter (B)
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep" (John 10:11).

Week of May 5, 2012 - 5 Easter (B)
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower" (John 15:1).

Week of May 13, 2012 - 6 Easter (B)
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12).

Week of May 20, 2012 - 7 Easter (B)
“I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one” (John 17:15).

Week of May 27, 2012 - Pentecost (B)
"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come" (John 16:13).

Week of June 3, 2012 - 1 Pentecost / Trinity Sunday (B)
“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).

Week of June 10, 2012 - 2 Pentecost, Proper 5 (B)
Week of June 17, 2012 - 3 Pentecost, Proper 6 (B)
“Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’" (Mark 4:39-40)

Week of June 24, 2012 - 4 Pentecost, Proper 7 (B)
“But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’” (Mark 4: 38-40)

Week of July 1, 2012 - 5 Pentecost, Proper 8 (B)
“He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum,’ which means, ‘Little girl, get up!’ And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement.” (Mark: 39-42)

Week of July 8, 2012 - 6 Pentecost, Proper 9 (B)
“Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honor, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’” (Mark 6:4)

Week of July 15, 2012 - 7 Pentecost, Proper 10 (B)
“She rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’ The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her.” (Mark 6:25-26)

Week of July 22, 2012 - 8 Pentecost, Proper 11 (B)
“Jesus said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.” (Mark 6:32)

Week of July 29, 2012 - 9 Pentecost, Proper 12 (B)
“Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost’” (John 6:11-12).

Week of August 5, 2012 - 10 Pentecost, Proper 13 (B)
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” (John 6:35)

Week of August 12, 2012 - 11 Pentecost, Proper 14 (B)
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’” (John 6:51)

Week of August 19, 2012 - 12 Pentecost, Proper 15 (B)
“Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.’” (John 6:53)

Week of August 26, 2012 - 13 Pentecost, Proper 16 (B)
“When many of his disciples heard it, they said, ‘This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?’ But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, ‘Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?’” (John 6:60-62)

Week of September 2, 2012 - 14 Pentecost, Proper 17 (B)
"There is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile." (Mark 7:15)

Week of September 9, 2012 - 15 Pentecost, Proper 18 (B)
“Then looking up to heaven, Jesus sighed and said to the deaf man, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.” (Mark 7:34-35)

Week of September 16, 2012 - 16 Pentecost, Proper 19 (B)
"For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?" (Mark 8:35-36)

Week of September 23, 2012 - 17 Pentecost, Proper 20 (B)
"He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’" (Mark 9:35)

Week of September 30, 2012 - 18 Pentecost, Proper 21 (B)
“Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another." (Mark 9:50)

Week of October 7, 2012 - 19 Pentecost, Proper 22 (B)
“The Pharisees said, ‘Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce his wife.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you.’” (Mark 10:4-5)

Week of October 14, 2012 - 20 Pentecost, Proper 23 (B)
"Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!’ And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’" (Mark 10:23-25)

Week of October 21, 2012 - 21 Pentecost, Proper 24 (B)
"Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all." (Mark 10:44)

Week of October 28, 2012 - 22 Pentecost, Proper 25 (B)
“Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way." (Mark 10:52)

Week of November 4, 2012 - 23 Pentecost, Proper 26 (B)
"Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth." (John 11:33-34)

Week of November 11, 2012 - 24 Pentecost, Proper 27 (B)
“Then Jesus called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’" (Mark 12: 43-44)

Week of November 18, 2012 - 25 Pentecost, Proper 28 (B)
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs." (Mark 13:8)

Week of November 25, 2012 - Christ the King (B)
“Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’" (John 18:37)

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