These are the lessons of the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. In this week's Exodus passage and Psalm, we are reminded of the holiness and majesty of our God that is worthy of our fear and worship. Our epistle readings move to Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians, where he gives them high praise for their faithfulness to the gospel. In the gospel reading, the faith of the Thessalonians sits in sharp contrast to the deceit of the disciples of the Pharisees.
May we receive the Word of the Lord with joy, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
Abba Father, you know each of us by name, and in your sight we have found favor, yet our minds cannot comprehend the fullness of your glory or the vastness of your love. As we catch glimpses of your greatness, reflected in your many gifts, may always give you the praise that is yours alone. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.