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Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 8
YEAR A


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament Genesis 22:1–14
             Psalm       Psalm 13
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Jeremiah 28:5–9
             Psalm       Psalm 89:1–4, 15–18

 New Testament Romans 6:12–23
 Gospel       Matthew 10:40–42


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 8
YEAR A

Old Testament Genesis 22:1–14
             Psalm       Psalm 13 (UMH 746)
New TestamentRomans 6:12–23
Gospel       Matthew 10:40–42


Vanderbilt Divinity Library. United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 8
YEAR A
On the same date: SS. Peter and Paul

Psalm       Psalm 89:1–18 or Psalm 89:1–4, 15–18
             First Reading       Isaiah 2:10–17
             Second Reading       Romans 6:3–11
 Gospel       Matthew 10:34–42
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ON THE SAME DATE | HOLY DAY
SS. PETER AND PAUL
YEARS ABC
On the same date: Proper 8

   Psalm       Psalm 87
             First Reading       Ezekiel 34:11–16
             Second Reading       2 Timothy 4:1–8
 Gospel       John 21:15–19



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

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014 | TRINITY
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
On the same date: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

Old Testament Proverbs 9:1–10
 Psalm       Psalm 34:12–22
Epistle       Ephesians 2:13–22 or 1 John 3:13–18
Gospel       Luke 14:15–24
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ON THE SAME DATE | FEAST
ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL, APOSTLES
On the same date: Second Sunday after Trinity

             First Reading       Acts 15:1–12 (13–21)
Psalm       Psalm 46
 Epistle Galatians 2:1–10
GospelMatthew 16:13–19



Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 29
Behind the Scenes
Esther 3:1–7:10; 3 John 1:1–4; Psalm 117:1–118:16

Sometimes life can look so bleak that it seems as if all hope is gone. This was the situation for Esther and Mordecai: “Letters were sent by couriers to all the provinces of the king to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children” (Esther 3:13). Genocide was upon Esther, Mordecai, and their people, and it seemed that little could be done.

Yet God unexpectedly used Esther to do His work and made Mordecai a hero for thwarting the enemies’ plan to destroy God’s people (Esther 5–7). As a result, the people who wanted to kill Mordecai ended up dead (Esther 7:7–10). But these events depicted more than poetic justice; they provide an example of hope in the midst of adversity. This story shows that God is at work even when we don’t realize He is there—when even prayer feels like a waste of energy.

While God is not a “character” in the book of Esther, His presence is implicit …