Sunday, October 8, 2017

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22,23
Sunday, October 8 — Isaiah 5:1–7; Psalm 80:7–15
Philippians 3:4b–14; Matthew 21:33–46
Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious. Amos 5:15
Paul wrote: You must rid yourselves of all such things—anger, rage, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices. Colossians 3:8–9
Ever-loving God, we thank you for creating us anew. Give us your power and strength to allow your Holy Spirit to complete the work you started in us by ridding ourselves of what displeases you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.