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WEEKLY READINGS

 

Junia and Andronicus

The First Lesson

Romans 16:3-16

 

Reader: A reading from Paul's letter to the Romans

Greet Prisca and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ Jesus,  who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but also all the churches of the gentiles.  Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert[b] in Asia for Christ.  Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you.  Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Israelites who were in prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.  Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.  Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.  Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.  Greet my fellow Israelite Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.  Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.  Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and greet his mother—a mother to me also.  Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters who are with them.  Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.  Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

 

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God's people. 

People: Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm

Psalm 68:7-11

7 O God, when you went forth before your people, *
when you marched through the wilderness,

8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
you refreshed the land when it was weary.

10 Your people found their home in it; *
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.

11 The Lord gave the word; *
great was the company of women who bore the tidings:

 

The Gospel

John 7:6-18

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel  of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ. 

Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.  Go to the festival yourselves. I am not[a] going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.”  After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but, as it were, in secret.  The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, “Where is he?”  And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, “He is a good man,” others were saying, “No, he is deceiving the crowd.” Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews.

About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.  The Jews were astonished at it, saying, “How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?” Then Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.  Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. Those who speak on their own seek their own glory, but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing unjust in him.

Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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