First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.
Readings and Psalm
The growth of the word to accomplish God’s purpose
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13
Your paths overflow with plenty. (Ps. 65:11)
Live according to the Spirit
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
The parable of the sower and the seed
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
Esau sells his birthright to Jacob
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light upon my path. (Ps. 119:105)
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