Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 30

The Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel will be read from The Message.

The Collect and Psalms will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer.

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.

Track 1 Old Testament: Genesis 29:15-28

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128

Track 2 Old Testament: 1 Kings 3:5-12

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 119:129-136

Epistle: Romans 8:26-39

Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

On August 3 we celebrate the life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Sociologist. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

For a copy of today’s text in a PDF click here.