West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Readers' Sermon LibraryUnder construction

Licensed Readers under the WV-WMD Synodical Lay Worship Leaders are welcome to use this library to obtain sermons for use in public worship. Whenever a sermon is read for a church service, proper attribution is to be made. At no time should the work of another be presented as if it is one's own work. Proper attribution includes the author, title, date of publication, and publishing house.

This library is divided into two sections at present. The first section is a list of books currently recommended by the Commission for Synodical Lay Worship Leaders. The second section is a matrix of the principal days of worship with the appointed readings of Scriptures. Associated with these Scripture readings are sermons that can be found on-line.

As time goes on, this library will expand, offering new resources. Your input is welcome. You may contact The Rev. Sean Smith with questions, suggestions, etc..

Section I: Books of Sermons

These books may be easily obtained and, often, for very little expense from various on-line retailers. A congregation or a licensed reader may find it prudent to buy one or more for ongoing use. Indeed, anyone (preacher or person in the pew) may find these books salutary for devotion or study. We do not vouch for the quality of all the sermons in these books. The reader should work with his/her supervisor to determine appropriateness.

The links will open the title page and table of contents for each of the books. You can review what is available there, and use that to inform your purchasing decisions (or borrowing decisions should you decide to use a real library). Some of these texts might be found on the internet.

Additionally, the oldest books are keyed to the old one-year lectionary. Many of the books are keyed to the Common Lectionary, but the current resource is the Revised Common Lectionary. It may not be sufficient in all cases to simply look at the ecclesiastical date. Look at the text that is indicated. If you find that a particular ecclesiastical date does not have the same text listed in the book as the RCL indicates for use, look several Sundays before or after. You may find the desired text there (as the RLC shifted readings from the CL).

For sermons keyed to the lessons for ordinary time following Pentecost (year C), click here.
Section II: Online Sermons

All the sermons here are in the public domain and available on the web. As close as possible, the sermons are keyed to the Revised Common Lectionary currently in use in the ELCA. Sermons will be added to this page as the year(s) progress. If you have found sermons that you would like to recommend for this page, contact the Commission for Synodical Lay Worship Leaders (chair, The Rev. Sean Smith).

Lent C
Day
First Lesson
Psalm
Epistle
Gospel
Fifth Sunday in Lent
April 3, 2022
Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126
Augustine, Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
Chrysostom, Philippians 3:7-10
Chrysostom, Philippians 3:13-14
John 12:1-8

Easter C
Day
First Lesson
Psalm
Epistle
Gospel
Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Day
April 17, 2022

*Acts 10:34-43
Luther, Acts 10:34-43
   or
Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
   or
Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18
   or
Luke 24:1-12
Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Evening
April 17, 2022
Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Luther, 1 Corinthians 6-8

Luke 24:13-49
Luther, Luke 24:13-35
Second Sunday of Easter
April 24, 2022
*Acts 5:27-32
Chrysostom, Acts 5:17-18
Psalm 118:14-29
   or
Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31
Chrysostom, John 20:24-25
Luther, John 20:19-31
Luther, John 20:19-31 (Part II)
Luther, John 20:19-31 (Thomas Unbelief)
Third Sunday of Easter
May 1, 2022
*Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)
Chrysostom, Acts 9:10-12
Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19
Chrysostom, John 21:15
Augustine, John 21:15
Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2022
*Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30
Chrysostom, John 10:22-24
Augustine, John 10:30
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 15, 2022
*Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35
Chrysostom, John 13
Chrysostom, John 13: 1
Chrysostom, John 13: 20
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 22, 2022
*Acts 16:9-15
Chrysostom, Acts 16:13-14
Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29
Luther, John 14:23-31
Luther, John 14:23-31 (2nd Sermon)
   or
John 5:1-9
Chrysostom, John 5:6-7
Augustine, John 5:2
Augustine, John 5:2 etc.
Ascension of the Lord
May 26, 2022
*Acts 1:1-11
Chrysostom, Acts 1:1-2
Chrysostom, Acts 1:6
Psalm 47
   or
Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 29, 2022
*Acts 16:16-34
Chrysostom, Acts 16:13-14
Chrysostom, Acts 16: 25-26
Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26

Pentecost C
Day
First Lesson
Psalm
Epistle
Gospel
Pentecost
June 5, 2022
Acts 2:1-21
Chrysostom, Acts 2:1-2
Chrysostom, Acts 2:14
Luther, Sermon for Pentecost, Acts 2:1-13

Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34,35b
Augustine, Exposition on Psalm CIV
Romans 8:14-17

Acts 2:1-21
(see 1st lesson)
John 15:8-17
Chrysostom John 15:11-12
Augustine, John 15:8-10
Augustine, John 15:11-12
Augustine, John 15:13
Augustine, John 15:14-15
Augustine, John 15:15-16
Augustine, John 15:17

Holy Trinity C
Day
First Lesson
Psalm
Epistle
Gospel
Holy Trinity
June 12, 2022
Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31
Psalm 8
Augustine, Exposition on Psalm VIII
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15
Augustine, John 16:12-13
Augustine, John 16:12-13 (continued)
Augustine, John 16:12-13 (continued)
Augustine, John 16:13
Augustine, John 16:13-15 (continued)
Luther, John 16:5-15 (1st Sermon)
Luther, John 16:5-15 (2nd Sermon)
Luther, John 16:5-15 (3rd Sermon)

Ordinary Time (Season after Pentecost) C
Day
First Lesson
Psalm
Epistle
Gospel
June 19, 2022
Lectionary 12 (Pent 2)
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29
Luther, Galatians 23-39
Luke 8:26-39

June 26, 2022
Lectionary 13 (Pent 3)
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
Psalm 16
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Chrysostom, Galations 5:1
Luke 9:51-62
July 3, 2022
Lectionary 14 (Pent 4)
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-9
Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16
Chrysostom, Galatians 6:1
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Augustine, Luke 10:2
Augustine, Luke 10:16
July 10, 2022
Lectionary 15 (Pent 5)
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14
Luther, Colossians 1:3-14
Luke 10:25-37
Luther, Luke 10:23-37
July 17, 2022
Lectionary 16 (Pent 6)
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Chrysostom, Colossians 1:15-18
Luke 10:38-42
Augustine, Luke 10:38 (1st Sermon)
Augustine, Luke 10:38 (2nd Sermon)
July 24, 2022
Lectionary 17 (Pent 7)
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]
Chrysostom, Colossians 2:6-7
Chrysostom, Colossians 2:16-19
Luke 11:1-13
Augustine, Luke 11:5
July 31, 2022
Lectionary 18 (Pent 8)
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-12
Colossians 3:1-11
Luther, Colossians 3:1-7
Luke 12:13-21
Augustine, Luke 12:15
August 7, 2022
Lectionary 19 (Pent 9)
Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Chrysostom, Hebrews 11:3-4
Chrysostom, Hebrews 11:13-16
Chrysostom, Hebrews 11:17-19
Luke 12:32-40
Augustine, Luke 12:35
August 14, 2022
Lectionary 20 (Pent 10)
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Chrysostom, Hebrews 11:28-31
Chrysostom, Hebrews 11:37-38
Luke 12:49-56
Augustine Luke 12:56,58
August 21, 2022
Lectionary 21 (Pent 11)
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29
Chrysostom, Hebrews 12:18-24
Chrysostom, Hebrews 12:28-29
Luke 13:10-17
August 28, 2022
Lectionary 22 (Pent 12)
Proverbs 25:6-7
   or
Sirach 10:12-18
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Luther, Luke 14:1-11
September 4, 2022
Lectionary 23 (Pent 13)
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33
September 11, 2022
Lectionary 24 (Pent 14)
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-12
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10
Luther, Luke 15:1-10 (1st Sermon)
Luther, Luke 15:1-10 (2nd Sermon)
September 18, 2022
Lectionary 25 (Pent 15)
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13
Augustine, Luke 16:9
Luther, Luke 16:1-9
September 25, 2022
Lectionary 26 (Pent 16)
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31
Luther, Luke 16:19-31
October 2, 2022
Lectionary 27 (Pent 17)
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10
October 9, 2022
Lectionary 28 (Pent 18)
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19
Luther, Luke 17:11-19
October 16, 2022
Lectionary 29 (Pent 19)
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8
Augustine, Luke 18:1
October 23, 2022
Lectionary 30 (Pent 20)
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
   or
Sirach 35:12-17
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14
Luther 18:8-14
Luther, Luke 18:9-14
October 30, 2022
Reformation Sunday
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 46
Romans 3:19-28
John 8:31-36
November 6, 2022
All Saints Sunday
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31
November 13, 2022
Lectionary 33 (Pent 23)
Malakai 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19
November 20, 2022
Christ the King
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


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Last update: 11 July 2022