Sunday, August 31, 2014

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Sunday, August 31 — Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8
Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. Ecclesiates 7:14 (NIV)
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Eternal Word, you created this world and all that is in it. We too are part of your creation. Help us to care for your whole creation, including one another. We ask this in your name, Amen.