As a pastor, I value a Sunday Lectionary, the Church Year, and the centrality of the One-in-seven for its inherent possibilities for nourishing the Lord’s precious lambs. The divine service of worship on the Lord’s Day is shaped by a three-year cycle of readings. But more. The seasons of our lives follow the seasons of the life of our Lord Jesus.
Let us worship the Father of all in the Triune unity of the One True God, in the covenanted Christian community where the sovereign Savior has led us by His Spirit; for this is:
THE LORD’S DAY
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 14, 2019
“This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 AV).
- Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 30:9-14
- Psalm of the Day: Psalm 25:1-14(15-21)
- Epistles Reading: Colossians 1:1-14
- Gospel Readings: Luke 10:25-37
The Collect for Today
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and, that we may receive what we ask, teach us by your Holy Spirit to ask only those things that are pleasing to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the same Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
[I now use the ACNA Lectionary with appreciation for their gift to the Body of Christ.]