These are the lessons of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Our Old Testament readings are moving from Genesis to the early life of Moses in Exodus. The content of the Psalm marries well with the reading in Exodus, acknowledging God's hand in every victory and escape from evil. The New Testament readings continue in the books of Romans and Matthew. In them, we see the continuation of God's power in the lives of his church, through both the diverse gifts that flow from Him, and our common gift of faith in Jesus Christ as the Messiah that unites us as a body.
May the power of the Holy Spirit move us to echo the testimony of Simon Peter that Jesus is Messiah as we are drawn closer to Him in scripture.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
God of Miriam and Moses, you are our help from age to age. Accept our worship, our living sacrifice, and transform us by your Holy Spirit, that, being many members of one true body, we may pray together in the name of Jesus Christ, our Messiah, and your one and only begotten Son. Amen.