"so those who

welcomed his message were baptized ... they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."-Acts 2:41-42

Baptism
Altar rainbow
Compassion Towards All
Music

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th

LECTIONARY 20

13th Sunday after PENTECOST

INTRODUCTION

The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

Readings and Psalm
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29--12:2
Luke 12:49-56