The Treasures of Faith

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday July 26, 2020
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God’s reign, the great surprise is that God’s grace finds us first!

Readings and Psalm

1 Kings 3:5-12 
Solomon’s prayer for wisdom
Psalm 119:129-136 
When your word is opened, it gives light and understanding. (Ps. 119:130)
Romans 8:26-39 
Nothing can separate us from God’s love
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 
Parables of the reign of heaven

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 29:15-28 
Leah and Rachel become Jacob’s wives
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b 
Make known the deeds of the Lord among the peoples. Hallelujah! (Ps. 105:1, 45)
Psalm 128 (alternate)
Happy are they who follow in the ways of God. (Ps. 128:1)

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