Eleventh Sunday after Trinity—Proper 14
Bible Readings (Page 642)
First Reading: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 King David orders his officers to deal gently with Absalom. Absalom’s head gets caught in the branches of an oak tree, and is killed by Joab’s men. David mourns deeply for Absalom.
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:25—5:2 Paul teaches us to make no room for evil, either in our actions or words. Instead, we are to live in love, as imitators of God as His beloved children.
Third Reading: John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus’ statement, “I am the bread of life” causes the Jews to complain. He tells them that those who believe in Him have eternal life; He is the living bread and whoever eats of Him will live forever.
Sunday, 19h August
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity—Proper 15
Bible Readings (Page 647)
First Reading: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 David dies, leaving Solomon as king. The Lord appears to Solomon and says; “Ask what I should give you.” Solomon asks for an understanding mind. Because of Solomon’s answer, God does according to Solomon’s request, adding riches and honour.
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20 Paul earnestly advises us to live wisely, as the days are evil. Abstain from drunkenness. Be filled with God’s Holy Spirit, always worshipping God and giving thanks to Him.
Third Reading: John 6:51-58 Jesus baffles the Jews by saying that His flesh is bread. Jesus explains that his flesh is food and his blood true drink; those who partake will abide in him and he in them.
Readings for Next Week:
Sunday, 26th August Bible Readings (Page 642)
Trinity 13 — Proper 16
- 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11, 22-30, 41-43
- Ephesians 6:10-20
- John 6:56-69