Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Beverly Joseph shares an update on the fundraising initiative for Christian families in need in Pakistan, and outlines how the money raised is alleviating the suffering brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support and concern for Christians in Alomahor, Pakistan. They have been helped tremendously by our outreach relief efforts that began in March due to … Continue reading Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Lectionary for the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

6 September 2020 Collect Almighty God,who called your Church to bear witnessthat you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,that all who hear it may be drawn to you;through him who was lifted up on the cross,and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. The First Reading: Exodus 12: … Continue reading Lectionary for the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Reflection for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Romans 12: 9-21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those … Continue reading Reflection for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

30 August 2020 Collect Almighty and everlasting God,you are always more ready to hear than we to prayand to give more than either we desire, or deserve:Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,and giving us those good thingswhich we are not worthy to asksave through the merits and mediationof Jesus Christ your Son our … Continue reading Lectionary for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Reflection for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity

“Upon this rock, I will build my church.” Reading: Matthew 16: 13-20 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say … Continue reading Reflection for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Collect O God,you declare your almighty powermost chiefly in showing mercy and pity:Mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,that we, running the way of your commandments,may receive your gracious promises,and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Exodus 1: 8 – 2: 10 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know … Continue reading Lectionary for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Reflection for the tenth Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Matthew 15: 21-28 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she … Continue reading Reflection for the tenth Sunday after Trinity

Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Beverly Joseph shares an update on the fundraising initiative for Christian families in need in Pakistan, and outlines how the money raised is alleviating the suffering brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. A big thank you to everyone for your continued support and concern for Christians in Alomahor, Pakistan. They have been helped tremendously by our outreach relief efforts. Your continued contributions are remarkable to … Continue reading Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Lectionary for the tenth Sunday after Trinity

16 August 2020 Collect Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 45: 1-15 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried … Continue reading Lectionary for the tenth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9 August 2020 Collect Almighty God,who sent your Holy Spiritto be the life and light of your Church:Open our hearts to the riches of his grace,that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spiritin love and joy and peace;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, … Continue reading Lectionary for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity