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The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22, TUESDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) (Psalm 120) 121, 122, 123
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 124, 125, 126 (127)
Old Testament 2 Kings 22:1–13
New Testament 1 Corinthians 11:2, 17–22
Gospel Matthew 9:1–8


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

Catholic Lectionary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 | MEMORIAL
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI, RELIGIOUS
YEARS 1 & 2


From Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading Jonah 3:1–10
Response Psalm 130:3
Psalm Psalm 130:1b–4b, 7–8
Gospel Acclamation Luke 11:28
Gospel Luke 10:38–42


Or from the Proper of Saints
First Reading Galatians 6:14–18
Response Psalm 16:5a
Psalm Psalm 16:1b–2a, 5, 7–8, 11
Gospel Acclamation Matthew 11:25
Gospel Matthew 11:25–30



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

October 4

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY
A. Catherine Hankey, 1834–1911


The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)
Soul-winning should be the normal product of our commitment to discipleship and a daily intimate relationship with the Lord. Soul-winning is not salesmanship, in which we try to manipulate or subdue lost individuals to a decision. It is simply taking a message, the objective historical truths of the gospel, and then speaking with the authority of Jesus Christ in the power and love of the Holy Spirit.
Sharing our personal faith should be a joyful and satisfying experience, just as it was with Kate Hankey, author of this hymn’s text. Although she was born into the home of a wealthy English banker and a member of the Anglican church, Kate early in life developed a fervent evangelical concern. She began organizing Sunday school classes for rich and poor throughout London. These classes had a strong influence in the city, with a larg…