Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13 — Psalm 96:10-13
Joshua 16,17; Luke 15:11-32
August Thirteenth Festival† — Joshua 24:16-24; Psalm 133
1 John 4:1-13; John 17:1-2,6-19
The Lord has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life. 1 John 1:2 (NIV)
Lord God, as you blessed our spiritual forebears with your Holy Spirit, so bless our hearts, churches, community, and world with your Spirit today. Thus may we likewise be inspired to follow your leading into new areas of service. Amen.
 At the conclusion of a Holy Communion service in the church at Berthelsdorf, Germany, on August 13, 1727, the residents of Herrnhut were united into the Renewed Brethren’s Church through the Spirit of God.