These are the lessons of the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. An overarching theme of all this Sunday's reading is found in the Psalm, to remember the wonderful works of the Lord, His miracles and His judgements.
May God's Holy Spirit lead to praise our most gracious and merciful Heavenly Father for all that he has given and promised, and avoid prideful complaints against Him and his servants.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
God of miracles and mercy, from your hand even the dissatisfied and grumbling receive what they need for their lives. Teach us your ways of justice and lead us to practice your generosity, so that we may live a life worthy of the gospel. All creation sings your praise. Like the vineyard owner, your grace is extravagant and unexpected. Lead us to a truer understanding of your grace, that we may bear witness to your love to both those we call friend and those we call stranger. Amen.