Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Proper 10

07/12/2015 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


Amos 7:7-15
7:7 This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. 8 And the LORD said to me, ''Amos, what do you see?'' And I said, ''A plumb-line.'' Then the Lord said,
''See, I am setting a plumb-line
   in the midst of my people Israel;
   I will never again pass them by;
9 the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
   and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
   and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.''

10 Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, ''Amos has conspired against you in the very centre of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said,
""Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
   and Israelmust go into exile
   away from his land."" ''
12 And Amaziah said to Amos, ''O seer, go, flee away to the landof Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king''s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.''

14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, ''I am no prophet, nor a prophet''s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore trees, 15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ""Go, prophesy to my people Israel.""


Psalm



Psalm 85:7-13
7Show us your mercy, O LORD, *
and grant us your salvation.
8I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
    and to those who turn their hearts to him.
9Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12The LORD will indeed grant prosperity, *
and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness shall go before him, *
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

New Testament Lesson


Ephesians 1:1-14
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To the saints who are in Ephesusand are faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight 9 he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14 this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God''s own people, to the praise of his glory.


Gospel


Mark 6:7-13
6:7 He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9 but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10 He said to them, ''Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.'' 12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Sermon



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