Readings for: Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Bible Readings (p.674) — Trinity 17—Proper 20

First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31 A capable wife is worth more than rubies; She reaches out to the poor and needy; her husband and children praise her. A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Second Reading: James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a James urges us to seek the wisdom that comes from God, which is pure, peaceable and willing to yield. If we want our prayers to be answered, our motives in asking must be pure.

Third Reading: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus continues to teach his disciples about the suffering that lies ahead, but they cannot take it in. Instead they argue about who is most important. So Jesus sets a child before them as an example of who matters in God’s kingdom.

Next Sunday’s Readings (p. 680)

Proper 21—Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

  • Esther 7:1-6, 9-10
  • 9:20-22 James 5:13-20
  • Mark 9:38-50