...for retaining a one-year lectionary in Lutheran Service Book, the Lectionary Committee noted the following:
* We are an historic Church and acknowledge the value of what has been handed down to us.
* It is important to recognize the value of repetition. Given the increasing lack of biblical literacy within our society and even within the Church, there may be a need in the future for a one year lectionary, with its annual repetition of key biblical texts.
* The one-year lectionary is unique in that there are a number of older resources that support it, including hymnody, sermons by Luther and others, etc."
--Lutheran Service Book: One-Year Lectionary, p. xiv