First Reading Isaiah 45:22-25
Second Reading Romans 15:1-6
Gospel Luke 4:16-24 HOMILY Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. (Luke 4:21)
Indulge me: Close your eyes – and imagine…
It’s the Sabbath, you’ve had a busy week, the usual normality of life – work, family, household tasks. Dealing with people, buying provisions at market, maybe some annoying paperwork or a business misunderstanding. But the week has played out its days and it’s the day of rest. A
Introduction and Call to Worship
Let us rejoice today in the good news that God is with us and blesses us with many gifts in creation that we may raise a rich harvest – both in terms of food to eat but God’s love to sustain us.
First Reading Deuteronomy 26.1–11
Moses encourages the Israelites in his concluding plea – blessing comes through obedience to God’s Word. God remains faithful.
Second Reading Philippians 4.4–9
Rejoice! Paul, in prison and facing