It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.


Ruth 1:6-18
Psalm 73:23-28
Acts 13:26-33a
John 20:1-2, 11-18

Weekly Readings

MondayNahum 1:1-13
Revelation 14:12-20
Psalm 75
TuesdayZephaniah 3:1-13
Galatians 4:21-5:1
Psalm 75
WednesdayDaniel 12:1-13
Matthew 12:15-21
Psalm 75
Thursday1 Kings 1:28-37
1 Corinthians 4:14-20
Psalm 119:129-136
Friday1 Kings 1:39-48
Acts 7:44-53
Psalm 119:129-136
Saturday1 Kings 2:1-4
Matthew 12:38-42
Psalm 119:129-136
Week of July 23, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


Faithful God, most merciful judge, you care for your children with firmness and compassion. By your Spirit nurture us who live in your kingdom, that we may be rooted in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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