Readings for June 14

Readings for June 14

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June 14 Bulletin to follow during live broadcast

The LESSON: genesis 12: 1-3

The Call of Abram

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

The Psalm: 12: 5-9

5   “Now because of the trouble of the needy *
and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will rise up,” says the Lord, *
“and will give help to every one who longs for it.”
7 The words of the Lord are pure words, even as silver
that is tried in the furnace, *
and as gold that is purified seven times in the fire.
8 Preserve us, O Lord, and save us *
from this perverse and evil generation.
9 The ungodly walk on every side *
when wickedness is exalted among the children of men.
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The LESSON: luke 2: 25-32

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant[a] depart in peace,
    according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and for glory to your people Israel.”

The Collect for the day:

O Lord, from whom all good proceeds: Grant us the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may always think those things that are good, and by your merciful guidance may accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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