In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.


Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 23 [5]
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14

This Week's Readings

MondayExodus 19;7-20
Jude 17-25
Psalm 34
TuesdayAmos 9:5-15
Philippians 3:13-4:1
Psalm 34
WednesdaySong ot Solomon 7:10-8:4
John 6:25-35
Psalm 34
ThursdayJudges 17:1-6
3 John 9-12
Psalm 96:1-9[10-13]
FridayDeuteronomy 17:14-20
1 Peter 5:1-5
Psalm 96:1-9[10-13]
SaturdayIsaiah 14:3-11
Matthew 14:1-12
Psalm 96:1-9[10-13]
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