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Revised Standard Lectionary (Year A)
July 27, 2014 — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost









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July 27, 2014 (Year A)

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Complementary Series

1 Kings 3:5-12

5) At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” 6) And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. 7) And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8) And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. 9) Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?” 10) It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11) God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12) I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.”

Psalm 119:129-136 (130)

129) Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. 130) The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 131) With open mouth I pant, because I long for your commandments. 132) Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your custom toward those who love your name. 133) Keep my steps steady according to your promise, and never let iniquity have dominion over me. 134) Redeem me from human oppression, that I may keep your precepts. 135) Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136) My eyes shed streams of tears because your law is not kept.

Romans 8:26-39

Same Bible text as in Semicontinuous Series shown below.

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Same Bible text as in Semicontinuous Series shown below.

Semicontinuous Series

Genesis 29:15-28

15) Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?” 16) Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17) Leah’s eyes were lovely, and Rachel was graceful and beautiful. 18) Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19) Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” 20) So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. 21) Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.” 22) So Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and made a feast. 23) But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her. 24) (Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her maid.) 25) When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” 26) Laban said, “This is not done in our country — giving the younger before the firstborn. 27) Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years.” 28) Jacob did so, and completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as a wife.

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b (1, 45) or Psalm 128 (1)

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
1) O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 2) Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. 3) Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 4) Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. 5) Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, 6) O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 7) He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 8) He is mindful of his covenant forever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, 9) the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, 10) which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, 11) saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance.” 45b) Praise the Lord! or Psalm 128 1) Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways. 2) You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you. 3) Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. 4) Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. 5) The Lord bless you from Zion. May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6) May you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!

Romans 8:26-39

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Prayer of the Day

Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

Isa. 55:11
Alleluia. Many will come from east and west
and will eat in the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.

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