This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for May 28, 2023. This is the Day of Pentecost. Both lectionaries take us to Acts 2. The RCL has multiple readings and the NL finishes up Romans.

CLICK HERE to view A Cartoonist’s Guide to Pentecost for many more visual resources from years past.

Jump to Narrative Lectionary resources.

Acts 2 for both lectionaries…

This video is simply a reading of the text. Feel free to use it as your scripture reading in worship, or use the PowerPoint to accompany your public reading.

Revised Common Lectionary

Here are quick links to all the texts for this week:


May 28

Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

1 Corinthians 12

Gospel Reading John 20:19-23. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit onto the disciples.

This image comes from page 24 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to John.

Preview PowerPoint

Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.

Alternate Gospel Reading John 7:37–39. Jesus is the Living Water.

This image comes from page 8 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to John.

Narrative Lectionary

This week the NL recognizes Pentecost and finishes up the series on Romans in Romans 8:14–39

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