Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — The steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him. Psalm 103:17
Sunday, August 21† — Isaiah 58:9b–14; Psalm 103:1–8
Hebrews 12:18–29; Luke 13:10–17
How can a man be in the right before God? If one wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him once in a thousand times. Job 9:2–3 (NASB)
By this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 1 John 3:19–20
Lord of sea and sky, hear our prayers. Forgive us as we stumble in our humanity. We turn away from you in our conceit. We suffer from our pride. Yet, with each heartbreak you are waiting for us. Thank you for never giving up on us. Amen.
† On this day in 1732, the first missionaries departed from Herrnhut bound for St. Thomas.