Humility and Hospitality

Sunday’s Bulletin

Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at Christ’s banquet table. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.

Readings and Psalm

  • Proverbs 25:6-7
    Do not put yourself forward
  • Sirach 10:12-18 (alternate)
    Judgment upon the proud
  • Psalm 112
    The righteous are merciful and full of compassion. (Ps. 112:4)
  • Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
    God is with us: let acts of mutual love continue
  • Luke 14:1, 7-14
    An image of God’s reign: invite the poor, crippled to your banquet

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

  • Jeremiah 2:4-13
    The people of Israel forsake the Lord
  • Psalm 81:1, 10-16
    I feed you with the finest wheat and satisfy you with honey from the rock. (Ps. 81:16)