Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, July 05, 2020

I am traveling this holiday week and next so I am unable to record Sunday’s lectionary readings for the next two Sunday’s. I will return with the recordings for July 16. I am keeping social distancing in mind while traveling. We are headed to an area where they measure people per square mile in the single digits so staying away from anyone will be very easy.

Wear your mask, wash your hands and remember the life you save will be a loved one if not directly related they are for someone else.

The Collect: O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Track 1 Old Testament: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 read from the New American Standard Bible

Track 2 Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9-12 read from the New American Standard Bible

Psalm 45:11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 or Psalm 145:8-15 read from the Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a read from the New Century Version Bible

Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 read from the New International Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On July 11th we celebrate the life of Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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