The Church of England
Readings for: Sundays, 13th & 20th August 2017
13th August Bible Readings (Page 279)
9th Sunday After Trinity — Proper 14
First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18 Elijah is hiding in a cave; after the wind, earthquake and fire, Elijah hears God’s voice in the stillness. God tells him to return to Damascus and promises to leave 7,000 alive who have not bowed to Baal.
Second Reading: Romans 10:5-15 Paul writes that salvation is a matter of believing in the heart and confessing with the mouth, not keeping the law. If we believe, we must share the Gospel.
Third Reading: Matthew 14:22-33 The disciples are battling wind and wave on the lake. Jesus walks on the water and tells Peter to join him. Jesus saves Peter when he doubts. When they get into the boat, the storm ceases.
20th August Bible Readings (Page 283)
10th Sunday After Trinity — Proper 15
First Reading: Isaiah 56:1,6-8 Foreigners who demonstrate their love for God will be received and accepted. God’s house will be called a house of prayer for all people.
Second Reading: Romans 11:1-2a,29-32 Paul says God has not rejected Israel; rather, God demonstrates His mercy to all.
Third Reading: Matthew 15:10-28 Jesus teaches that what is in the heart will come out of the mouth—good or evil. The Canaanite woman speaks out her faith in Jesus, and her daughter is healed.
Next Sunday’s Readings — 27th August (Page 289)
11th Sunday after Trinity – Proper 16