Sunday, October 29, 2017

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Leviticus 19:2
Sunday, October 29 — Leviticus 19:1–2,15–18; Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46
Amos said, “I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’” Amos 7:14–15
Paul wrote: Those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 1 Corinthians 14:3
Sovereign God, you use a variety of people to fulfill your will. Help us to recognize your greater plan and make the most of opportunities where we can show forth your praises, not only with our lips, but in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.