Readings & Prayers: September 11 – September 17

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  John 13.34

In this post:

This Sunday’s Readings
Next Sunday’s Readings
In Our Prayers

This Sunday’s Readings

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 11, 2011

Exodus 14.19-31
After suffering from plagues sent by God, the Pharaoh has allowed the Isrealites to leave Egypt. The sight of the Egyptian army has led the Isrealites to fear for their lives, but Moses has counselled them to trust God.

Psalm 114

Romans 14.1-12
After telling his readers of the ethical behaviour expected of Christians, Paul counsels them with respect to conduct in the community.

Matthew 18.21-35
Jesus has told the disciples how the community is to discipline those who disrupt its harmony by going against God’s ways. But God is merciful and so should we be.

Next Sunday’s Readings

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 18, 2011

Exodus 16.2-15
Psalm 105.1-6, 37-45
Philippians 1.21-30
Matthew 20.1-16

Want to know more? Join us for our Bible Study to discuss these passages.

In our prayers

In the Anglican Communion world-wide, we give thanks and pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Rowan Williams; and for the Diocese of Sittwe – The Rt Revd Barnabas Theaung Hawi Suffragan, the Bishop of Sittwe – The Rt Revd Sein Aung

In the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for:

all Bishops, diocesan leaders (lay & ordained), throughout Canada, especially:

  • Our Primate, Fred Hiltz and General Synod Staff
  • Our National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald
  • Our Metropolitan, David Ashdown
  • Our Bishop, Donald Phillips and his wife Nancy
  • ELCIC National Bishop, Susan Johnson
  • ELCIC Manitoba & North-Western Ontario Bishop, Elaine Sauer
  • ELCIC staff of the British Columbia Synod
  • Bishop Jackson Matovu and his wife Perusi of our Companion Diocese of Central Buganda

our congregations and communities, especially:

  • For the Indigenous peoples in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle
  • For the leaders and people of the Parishe of St. Cyprian, Teulon, The Rev Claire Speary, Pastor & Priest