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Todays Readings

Today's Readings

Psalm 105:1– 22
Judges 14:1– 19
Acts 6:15– 15
Acts 7:1– 16
John 4:27– 42
--Today is the Feast of St. Clare--
Ordinary Time
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Saint and Major Saints' Days

Their sound has gone out into all lands, and their message to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:4

Confession of Sin

Most merciful God,
I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on me and forgive me; that I may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The Lessons

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Psalm 105

(1) Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. (2) Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. (3) Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. (4) Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

(5) Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, (6) O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. (7) He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. (8) He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,

(9) the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. (10) He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: (11) To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.' (12) When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,

(13) they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. (14) He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: (15) Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.' (16) He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;

(17) and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave. (18) They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons, (19) till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true. (20) The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.

(21) He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed, (22) to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.


Judges 14

(1) Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. (2) When he returned, he said to his father and mother, 'I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.' (3) His father and mother replied, 'Isn't there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?' But Samson said to his father, 'Get her for me. She's the right one for me.' (4) (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)

(5) Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. (6) The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done. (7) Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her. (8) Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion's carcass. In it was a swarm of bees and some honey,

(9) which he scooped out with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion's carcass. (10) Now his father went down to see the woman. And Samson made a feast there, as was customary for bridegrooms. (11) When he appeared, he was given thirty companions. (12) Let me tell you a riddle,' Samson said to them. 'If you can give me the answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.

(13) If you can't tell me the answer, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.' 'Tell us your riddle,' they said. 'Let's hear it.' (14) He replied, 'Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet.' For three days they could not give the answer. (15) On the fourth day, they said to Samson's wife, 'Coax your husband into explaining the riddle for us, or we will burn you and your father's household to death. Did you invite us here to rob us?' (16) Then Samson's wife threw herself on him, sobbing, 'You hate me! You don't really love me. You've given my people a riddle, but you haven't told me the answer.' 'I haven't even explained it to my father or mother,' he replied, 'so why should I explain it to you?'

(17) She cried the whole seven days of the feast. So on the seventh day he finally told her, because she continued to press him. She in turn explained the riddle to her people. (18) Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, 'What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?' Samson said to them, 'If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle.' (19) Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went up to his father's house.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



Acts 6

(15) All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel. (1) Then the high priest asked him, 'Are these charges true?' (2) To this he replied: 'Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. (3) Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' (4) So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living.

(5) He gave him no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child. (6) God spoke to him in this way: 'Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. (7) But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,' God said, 'and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.' (8) Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.

(9) Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him (10) and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt; so he made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace. (11) Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. (12) When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.

(13) On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. (14) After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. (15) Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. (16) Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



John 4

(27) Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, 'What do you want?' or 'Why are you talking with her?' (28) Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, (29) Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?' (30) They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

(31) Meanwhile his disciples urged him, 'Rabbi, eat something.' (32) But he said to them, 'I have food to eat that you know nothing about.' (33) Then his disciples said to each other, 'Could someone have brought him food?' (34) My food,' said Jesus, 'is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

(35) Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. (36) Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. (37) Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. (38) I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.'

(39) Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, 'He told me everything I ever did.' (40) So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. (41) And because of his words many more became believers. (42) They said to the woman, 'We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.'



Seasonal Collect:  Proper 14 The Sunday closest to August 10
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer   

Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed be thy Name,
  thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
  on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
  And forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
  but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
  and the power, and the glory,
  forever and ever. Amen.

Personal Prayers and Reflection

This is a time to pause, consider and listen. Pray for yourself and others.



Closing Prayers   

The General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Conclude with following
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.



This concludes the Daily Prayer
Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord