Opening Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell
Sentence of the Day
Gradual Hymn: Be thou my vision
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: The Lord bless you and keep you
Closing Hymn: Guide me, O my great redeemer
The Lord is near to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfils the desire of all that fear him, hears their cry, and saves them.
Generous God, your love is overflowing.
Enable us to trust in the abundance of your love;
help us to multiply the blessings you give,
for you are the one that fulfils all our needs.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Lesson: Genesis 32:22-31
Epistle: Romans 9:1-5
13Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves." 16Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." 17They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish." 18And he said, "Bring them here to me." 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ the Word.
There is a tantalising postscript to the mysterious story of Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. The chapter ends with this statement:
Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon. (v.32)
And I find myself wondering about that tradition. As the centuries passed might we have found some Israelite families gradually lost the tradition altogether, eating every part of the haunch without thought?.... Read more
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