First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday August 9, 2020
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.
Readings and Psalm
1 Kings 19:9-18
The Lord speaks to Elijah on Mount Horeb
I will listen to what the Lord God is saying. (Ps. 85:8)
Hearing and confessing the word of faith
Jesus walking on the sea
Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Joseph sold by his brothers
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Make known the deeds of the Lord among the peoples. Hallelujah! (Ps. 105:1, 45)
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