Saturday: Preparation for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Revised Common Lectionary Proper 8
Roman Catholic Proper 13

Complementary Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 28:1-4

In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, which King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. I will also bring back to this place King Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, says the LORD, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.”

Semi-continuous Hebrew Scripture: Genesis 26:23-25

From there he [Isaac] went up to Beer-sheba. And that very night the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not be afraid, for I am with you and will bless you and make your offspring numerous for my servant Abraham's sake.” So he built an altar there, called on the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.

Complementary Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
 with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness
 to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
 your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
 I have sworn to my servant David:
 ‘I will establish your descendants forever,
 and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah

Happy are the people who know the festal shout,
 who walk, O Lord,
 in the light of your countenance;
 they exult in your name all day long,
 and extol your righteousness.

For you are the glory of their strength;
 by your favor our horn is exalted.

For our shield belongs to the Lord,
 our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Semi-continuous Psalm 13

How long, O Lord?
 Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul,
 and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me,
 O Lord my God!
Give light to my eyes,
 or I will sleep the sleep of death,
 and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;
 my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I trusted in your steadfast love;
 my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
 because he has dealt bountifully with me.

New Testament Gospel Lesson: Luke 17:1-4

Jesus said to his disciples, “Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by whom they come! It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,” you must forgive.”

Year A Ordinary 13, RCL Proper 8, Catholic Proper 13 Saturday

Bible verses from The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All right reserved.


Selections from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright 1985 by the Consultation on Common Texts.


Image Credit: Greenwich Connecticut Millstone, image by Cdogsimmons, via Wikimedia Commons. This is a public domain image.

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