The Sixth Sunday after Trinity.
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: * for wisdom and might are his:
And he changeth the times and the seasons: *he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
He giveth wisdom unto the wise, * and knowledge to them that know understanding:
He revealeth the deep and secret things: * he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, * who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son * and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be * world without end. Amen.
O GOD, who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 57.13b-19
Psalter: Psalm 28, 29 | 30, 31
Epistle Reading: Romans 6.3-11
Gospel Reading: St. Matthew 5.20-26
Personal: Throughout the month of July I am going to focus one of the petitions of our church’s pastoral/congregational prayer on our nation’s founding. Here is the petition for the 8th of July: