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.