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The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013 | NATIONAL HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING DAY
YEARS ABC

             Psalm       Psalm 65 or Psalm 65:9–13
             First Reading       Deuteronomy 8:1–3, 6–10 (17–20)
             Second Reading       James 1:17–18, 21–27
             Gospel       Matthew 6:25–33


The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.

Catholic Lectionary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
THURSDAY OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1 | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Daniel 6:12–28
              Response       Daniel 3:59b
  Psalm  Daniel 3:68–74
  Gospel Acclamation       Luke 21:28
    Gospel Luke 21:20–28


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Revised Common Lectionary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013 | SPECIAL DAYS
THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.A)
YEAR C

Old Testament Deuteronomy 26:1–11
 Psalm Psalm 100
 New Testament  Philippians 4:4–9
 GospelJohn 6:25–35


Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

November 28
The Unity of BelieversEphesians 4:1–32
It’s easy to sort believers in a community based on the quantity of their service. Most of us could roll out the masking tape and divide those who contribute their time and efforts from those who don’t. If we’re honest, the topic itself easily divides us—it makes us feel used, over-tasked, and resentful. But that’s not the picture of unity of purpose that Paul presents in Ephesians. He describes the church as a body—one in which “each single part” is needed for the growth of the whole.
“But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him with reference to all things, who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body, joined together and held together by every supporting ligament, according to the working by measure of each single part, the growth of the body makes for the building up of itself in love” (Eph 4:15–16).
We are each given unique abilities for the growth of the body, and “each single part” is necessary to grow the body o…