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The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22, WEDNESDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 119:145–176
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 128, 129, 130
Old Testament 2 Kings 22:14–23:3
New Testament 1 Corinthians 11:23–34
Gospel Matthew 9:9–17


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

Catholic Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1

First Reading Jonah 4:1–11
Response Psalm 86:15
Psalm Psalm 86:3–6, 9–10
Gospel Acclamation Romans 8:15bc
Gospel Luke 11:1–4



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

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October 5

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Mary E. Maxwell, 20th century


If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:21)
A vessel He will make of you, if small or great, ’twill surely do—
Great joy and peace will always fill the one who’s yielded to His will.
—Unknown
To be a channel of the purposes of God is the highest calling in life. Every believer has been given at least one spiritual gift for this work (1 Peter 4:10). When we use that gift, our own lives are blessed and enriched by God as we bless others. For instance, after a visit to a nursing home or an invalid person, we often come away spiritually rejuvenated. Ministering to the needs of others is one of the best remedies for self-centeredness and joyless living.
Our ministry to others, however, is always based on what we have first received and experienced from God. We can never give out spiritual nourishment until …