The Lessons Appointed for Use on the

Sunday closest to June 29

Year A
BCP

Isaiah 2:10-17
Romans 6:3-11
Matthew 10:34-42
Psalm 89:1-18 or 89:1-4,15-18

The Collect

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Old Testament

Isaiah 2:10-17

 

Enter into the rock,
and hide in the dust
from the terror of the LORD,
and from the glory of his majesty.
The haughty eyes of people shall be brought low,
and the pride of everyone shall be humbled;
and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
For the LORD of hosts has a day
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up and high;
against all the cedars of Lebanon,
lofty and lifted up;
and against all the oaks of Bashan;
against all the high mountains,
and against all the lofty hills;
against every high tower,
and against every fortified wall;
against all the ships of Tarshish,
and against all the beautiful craft.
The haughtiness of people shall be humbled,
and the pride of everyone shall be brought low;
and the LORD alone will be exalted on that day.

 

The Psalm

Psalm 89:1-18 or 89:1-4,15-18 Page 713, BCP

Misericordias Domini

1
Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing; *
from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.

2
For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; *
you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.

3
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *
I have sworn an oath to David my servant:

4
'I will establish your line for ever, *
and preserve your throne for all generations.'"

5
[The heavens bear witness to your wonders, O LORD, *
and to your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones;

6
For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?*
who is like the LORD among the gods?

7
God is much to be feared in the council of the holy ones, *
great and terrible to all those round about him.

8
Who is like you, LORD God of hosts? *
O mighty LORD, your faithfulness is all around you.

9
You rule the raging of the sea *
and still the surging of its waves.

10
You have crushed Rahab of the deep with a deadly wound; *
you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

11
Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours; *
you laid the foundations of the world and all that is in it.

12
You have made the north and the south; *
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your Name.

13
You have a mighty arm; *
strong is your hand and high is your right hand.

14
Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne; *
love and truth go before your face.]

15
Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *
they walk, O LORD, in the light of your presence.

16
They rejoice daily in your Name; *
they are jubilant in your righteousness.

17
For you are the glory of their strength, *
and by your favor our might is exalted.

18
Truly, the LORD is our ruler; *
the Holy One of Israel is our King.

The Epistle

Romans 6:3-11

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel

Matthew 10:34-42

Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one's foes will be members of one's own household.

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

"Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple-- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward."


Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.


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