Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 2017
The Collect: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 28:10-19a read from the International Children’s Bible
Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Romans 8:12-25 read from The King James Bible
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 read from The Lexham English Bible
Closing Prayer: On July 29th we celebrate the first Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church