Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 20

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

The Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel will be read from New Century Version Bible

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.

Track 1 Old Testament: Genesis 45:1-15

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 133

Track 2 Old Testament: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 67

Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Gospel: Matthew 15: 10-28

Closing Prayer On August 20 we celebrate the life of Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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