Readings & Bulletins for June 25

Readings & Bulletins for June 25

judges: Correcting your spiritual vision

June 25 Service
Note: There are no in-person services this week. We will broadcast a service of Morning Prayer at 9:00 am on Sunday morning, then meet at the Aspinwall RiverTrail Park at 10:30 am for a short service with a Homily & Holy Communion. Children’s Ministry will be available. Stay after for BYOB Coffee Hour!

Sermon Title: The Cycle Worsens
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Hughes

Sunday 9:30 am Bulletin
Sunday 10:30 am Bulletin

The collect for the day

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 bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The FIRST lesson: Judges 2: 6-15

The Death of Joshua

When Joshua dismissed the people, the people of Israel went each to his inheritance to take possession of the land. And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work that the Lord had done for Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110 years. And they buried him within the boundaries of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash. 10 And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel.

Israel’s Unfaithfulness

11 And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 They abandoned the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. 14 So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them. And he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. 15 Whenever they marched out, the hand of the Lord was against them for harm, as the Lord had warned, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were in terrible distress.

psalm 89: 30-37

30  But if his children forsake my law,
and do not walk in my judgments,

31 If they break my statutes and do not keep my commandments,
I will punish their offenses with the rod, and their sin
with scourges.

32 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness I will not utterly take from him,
nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

33 My covenant I will not break,
nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.

34 I have sworn once by my holiness
that I will not fail David.

35 His seed shall endure for ever
and his throne as the sun before me.

36 It shall endure for evermore as the moon, *
and as the faithful witness in the heavens.

37 But you have rejected and forsaken your Anointed; *
you are full of wrath against him.

BCP 2019

The gospel: luke 19: 41-44

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

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