Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 20
The Collect: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 45:1-15 read from the God’s Word Bible
Psalm 133 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28 read fro m the International Children’s Bible
Closing Prayer: On August 24 we celebrate the life of Bartholomew the Apostle