Readings & Bulletins for June 30

Readings & Bulletins for June 30

sermon on the mount: life on earth as it is in heaven

June 29-30: Nudged Into Making Peace
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Wulpi

The collect for the day

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth: Put away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things that are profitable for us; 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: Proverbs 25: 7b-10

7   What your eyes have seen
 do not hastily bring into court,
for what will you do in the end,
    when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Argue your case with your neighbor himself,
    and do not reveal another’s secret,
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
    and your ill repute have no end.

The second lesson: deuteronomy 5: 17

17 “‘You shall not murder.”

The psalm: 37: 7-11

7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not grieve yourself over the one whose way prospers,
over the one who carries out evil counsels.

8 Refrain from wrath, and let go of anger;
fret not yourself, lest you be moved to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be rooted out,
but those who wait patiently for the Lord,
they shall inherit the land.

10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone;
you shall look for their place, and they shall not be there.

11 But the meek-spirited shall possess the land
and shall be refreshed with an abundance of peace.

The gospel: matthew 5: 21-26


21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

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