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June 14, 2020

Saint Basil the Great
The Episcopal Church celebrates Saint Basil the Great on June 14th.  Basil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided on a religious life of poverty.  He founded what was probably the first monastery in Asia Minor.  He was ordained a priest and ultimately became archbishop himself.  He worked to rally his fellow Catholics who were crushed by tyranny and torn by internal dissension.  He was misunderstood, misrepresented, accused of heresy and ambition.  "For my sins I seem to be unsuccessful in everything."  Basil worked tirelessly in pastoral care.  He preached twice a day, built a hospital that was called a wonder of the world and fought prostitution.  Best known as an orator, he was not recognized greatly in his lifetime but his writings place him among the great teachers of the Church.  He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church.  

Ordinary Time is the part of the liturgical calendar that falls outside the major seasons of Advent, Epiphany, Lent and Easter.  It begins with the passing of the Day of Pentecost and continues until the First Sunday of Advent.  It is the longest season of the church.  The liturgical color is green.  During this time we dig deeper into scripture and the life of Jesus.  We explore what it means to live by faith and grow in everyday sacredness.

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***Sunday June 14, 10:30 AM  Morning Prayer***
 

 

                         PARISH NOTICES

 

This Sunday, June 14 we will return to Trinity for Morning Prayer at our normal time of 10:30 am.  This will be observed in the Parish Hall due to sidewalk construction.  Per Bishop instructions, there will be no Sunday School, Rosary, or coffee hour.

 

                      
Happy Birthday:  June 14  Dave Edwards,                                                                   June 19  Sherrie Bruce



 
Doug spoke to the city employees and the driveway at the back door has been poured and they will begin working on the sidewalks next week.  



Did you know?  We have a parish lending library.  It is on the wall behind the white board. Feel free to take something to read or leave something you think others might like.   

Parish Prayer List:  Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?

Pledges:  The collection plate will not be passed but instead will be placed on a table at the entrance to the parish hall.  

Please let Jo Williams or Tami Cralley know if there is any news to share.

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SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

June 14, 2020 - Year A


 

The Collect
 
Keep, O Lord, we beseech thee, thy household the Church in thy steadfast faith and love, that by the help of thy grace we may proclaim thy truth with boldness, and minister thy justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

 
Lesson:  Exodus 19:2-8A

After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.

Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak. The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.
 

Psalm 100

1       Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
     serve the Lord with gladness
     and come before his presence with a song.
 
2       Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
     he himself has made us, and we are his;
     we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

3       Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise; *
     give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
 
4       For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting; *
     and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

 

Epistle: Romans 5:6-11

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:15

35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. 11 Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

 

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