Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 145:8
Sunday, July 9 — Zechariah 9:9–12; Psalm 145:8–14
Romans 7:15–25a; Matthew 11:16–19,25–30
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you. Zephaniah 3:14–15
It was Jesus, a descendant of David, whom God made the Savior of the people of Israel, as he had promised. Acts 13:23 (GNT)
God of Zion, God of heaven, we embrace the promises of your hope of a brighter world and the promise of your Heavenly Kingdom on earth. May thoughts of the New Jerusalem joyfully keep our hearts and spirits high. Amen.