Reflection on the Word in our Worship
For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"
"Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
-Romans 11:32-36 (ESV)
This is complete righteousness in man, not to impute any virtue that he can attain to himself but rather to the Lord, the giver. -Jerome
The Collect of the Week
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
even before the gods will I sing praises to you.
2 I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your Name,
because of your loving-kindness and truth, *
for you have magnified your Name
and your word above all things.
3 When I called upon you, you heard me *
and gave me increase of strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, *
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5 They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord be high, yet he has respect for the lowly;*
as for the proud, he beholds them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
yet shall you refresh me; *
you shall stretch forth your hand upon the furiousness of my enemies,
and your right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me; *
your mercy, O Lord, endures for ever;
despise not the works of your own hands.