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Scriptures For Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Lay Leader: Eva  

Hymns for Sunday

155 Rejoice, the Lord is King

293 This is My Father’s World

537 Farewell, Good Friends

 

FIRST READING Psalm 139:1-12

1. O Lord, you have searched me and known me. 2. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.  4. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. 5. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it. 7. Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? 8. If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. 9. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, 10. even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. 11. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night," 12. even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.

 

GOSPEL READING Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

24. He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25. but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well.  27. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, "Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' 28. He answered, "An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, "Then do you want us to go and gather them?' 29. But he replied, "No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.' "

 

36-43

36. Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." 37. He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38. the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39. and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42. and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears to hear, listen!