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Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can’t help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

Prayer:

Ever-loving God, your Son gives himself as living bread for the life of the world. Fill us with such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Readings:

Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
MondayGenesis 43:1-15
Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 36
TuesdayGenesis 45:1-15
Acts 7:9-16
Psalm 36
WednesdayGenesis 47:13-26
Mark 8:14-21
Psalm 36
ThursdayJoshua 22:1-9
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Psalm 34:15-22
FridayJoshua 22:10-20
Romans 13:11-14
Psalm 34:15-22
SaturdayJoshua 22:21-34
Luke 11:5-13
Psalm 34:15-22