Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Psalm 67:5
Sunday, August 16 — Isaiah 56:1,6-8; Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a,29-32; Matthew 15:(10-20),21-28
He remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:23
Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Hebrews 13:3
Thank you, God, for looking past our stains and imperfections. Although we tend to allow them to hold us captive, your love breaks the chains of bondage. May we share that love with others who feel imprisoned. Amen.