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Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Introduction and Call to Worship As we gather to praise the Lord of all, we ask for strength to serve God faithfully in our worship, in our work and in the world. We start here in Thorpe as we seek to build God’s Kingdom for all and be wise stewards of all we have. Today's Readings First Reading Amos 8:4-7 God sees those who pay lip service to religion but put their faith in profit and exploit those in need. Second Reading 1 Timothy 2:1-7 God wants everyone to be saved; Paul puts his words into action, not paying lip service to the Gospel of Christ but taking it to the Gentiles and urging Christians to pray for all. Gospel Luke 16:1-13 With heavy use of irony, Jesus cautions against

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Introduction and Call to Worship On this Festival Day we rejoice with the Blessed Virgin Mary in her news of our Salvation, just as she rejoiced in the words of the Magnificat that she was chosen to be the Mother of the Lord, the promised Messiah. Today’s Readings First Reading Isaiah 61:10-11 The prophet’s essential message is that the Lord plans to bring about a glorious restoration for his people. He promises a new covenant. Second Reading Galatians 4:4-7 St Paul tells us that when the promised time comes the people will no longer be slaves but heirs. Gospel Luke 1:46-55 Mary declares her delight at what is to come: the birth of Jesus in the Magnificat. HOMILY “…for the
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