Week of Sunday, July 23
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Join us July 23 as we baptize Tomu, child of Meggan and Mae. Also this week Diane Mack will be sharing for Story-Share time, and Rev. Hector will be beautifully gracing our pulpit (well, music stand, really…). Finally, we will send off Liz, Xavier, Giovanni, and Isaiah as they head off for a week of camp!
It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.
Readings and Psalm
- Isaiah 44:6-8
There is no other God than the Lord
- Psalm 86:11-17
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. (Ps. 86:11)
- Romans 8:12-25
The revealing of the children of God
- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The parable of the weeds