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

Reflection for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Matthew 14: 13-21 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and … Continue reading Reflection for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

2 August 2020 Collect Blessed are you, O Lord,and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:Help us to seek you with our whole heart,to delight in your commandmentsand to walk in the glorious libertygiven us by your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 32: 22-31 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his … Continue reading Lectionary for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Reflection for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 Jesus put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’ … Continue reading Reflection for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

26 July 2020 Collect Lord of all power and might,the author and giver of all good things:Graft in our hearts the love of your name,increase in us true religion,nourish us with all goodness,and of your great mercy keep us in the same;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 29: 15-28 Then Laban said to Jacob, ‘Because you are my kinsman, should you … Continue reading Lectionary for the seventh Sunday after Trinity