Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 26

The Collect:O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Genesis 29:15-28 or 1 Kings 3:5-12 both will be read from the World English Bible

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 or Psalm 119:129-136 all will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 8:26-39 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 read from the Amplified Bible

Closing Prayer: On July 27th we remember William Reed Huntington, Priest. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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