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Holy Communion Service

Worship Service

Sunday
July 14, 2024

Services

08:30 AM

English Holy Qurbana

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10:00 AM

Lectionary Theme: Clergy Sunday, Priests: Servants in Pastoral Ministry (8th Sunday after Pentecost)

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    1. The word of the Lord came to me:

    2. O Mortal, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one of their number as their sentinel;

    3. and if the sentinel sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people;

    4. then if any who hear the sound of the trumpet do not take warning, and the sword comes and takes them away, their blood shall be upon their own heads.

    5. They heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; their blood shall be upon themselves. But if they had taken warning, they would have saved their lives.

    6. But if the sentinel sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any of them, they are taken away in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at the sentinel’s hand.

    7. So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

    8. If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand.

    9. But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life. God’s Justice and Mercy

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    1. You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus;

    2. and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.

    3. Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

    4. No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.

    5. And in the case of an athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules.

    6. It is the farmer who does the work who ought to have the first share of the crops.

    7. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.

    8. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel,

    9. for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.

    10. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

    11. The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

    12. if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us;

    13. if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A Worker Approved by God

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    1. Now as an elder myself and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you

    2. to tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly.

    3. Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock.

    4. And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away.

    5. In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

    6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time.

    7. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.

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    1. “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.

    2. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

    3. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

    4. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

    5. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

    6. Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

    7. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

    8. All who came before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep did not listen to them.

    9. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.

    10. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

    11. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.