On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet awaiting the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.


Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

This Week's Readings

MondayZechariah 1:7-17
Romans 2:1-11
Psalm 9:1-14
TuesdayZechariah 2:1-5,5:1- 4
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
Psalm 9:1-14
WednesdayJob 16:1-21
Matthew 24:45-51
Psalm 9:1-14
Thursday1 Kings 22:13-23
Revelation 14:1-11
Psalm 95:1-7a
Friday1 Chronicles 17:1-15
Revelation 22:1-9
Psalm 95:1-7a
SaturdayIsaiah 44:21-28
Matthew 12:46-50
Psalm 95:1-7a
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