Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Proper 27

11/11/2012 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


1 Kings 17:8-16
17:8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 ''Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.'' 10 So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, ''Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.'' 11 As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ''Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.'' 12 But she said, ''As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.'' 13 Elijah said to her, ''Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the LORD sends rain on the earth.'' 15 She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

Old Testament Lesson


1 Kings 17:8-16
" 17:8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 ''Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.'' 10 So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, ''Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.'' 11 As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ''Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.'' 12 But she said, ''As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.'' 13 Elijah said to her, ''Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the LORD sends rain on the earth.'' 15 She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

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Psalm



Psalm 146
1Hallelujah!
    Praise the LORD, O my soul! *
I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
    I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
2Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *
for there is no help in them.
3When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *
and in that day their thoughts perish.
4Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *
whose hope is in the LORD their God;
5Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;
6Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.
7The LORD sets the prisoners free;
    the LORD opens the eyes of the blind; *
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
8The LORD loves the righteous;
    the LORD cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
    but frustrates the way of the wicked.
9The LORD shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
    Hallelujah!

New Testament Lesson


Hebrews 9:24-28
9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own; 26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgement, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.


Gospel


Mark 13:14-23
13:14 ''But when you see the desolating sacrilege set up where it ought not to be (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains; 15 someone on the housetop must not go down or enter the house to take anything away; 16 someone in the field must not turn back to get a coat. 17 Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! 18 Pray that it may not be in winter. 19 For in those days there will be suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, no, and never will be. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he has cut short those days. 21 And if anyone says to you at that time, ""Look! Here is the Messiah!"" or ""Look! There he is!""-do not believe it. 22 False messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But be alert; I have already told you everything.

Sermon



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