Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Theme:  Jesus Warns…The Word Brings Division

Luke 12:49-53
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Hebrews 12:1-13
Psalm 4

541 – Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide
413 – When in the Hour of Utmost Need
311 – Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
192 – Triune God, Oh, Be Our Stay

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presence and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Verse of the Day:  Alleluia. the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Alleluia. (Hebrews 4:12 cf. RSV)