Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the week — So teach us, O God, to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. Psalm 90:12
Sunday, November 19 — Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalm 90:1-8,(9-11),12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
The lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:7
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15 NIV
God, we thank you for those who have accepted your call to serve as leaders of our faith communities. We are grateful for their insights and instruction, and for the humanity they bring to your work here on earth. Help each of us to recognize that we, too, are called to be witnesses to your love to a world in need. Amen.