PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP,
JULY 21, 2019
The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
OLD TESTAMENT: 1 Kings
he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the
And behold, the
Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and
broke in pieces the rocks before the
Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the
Lord was not in the earthquake.
after the earthquake a fire, but the
was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.[a]
when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at
the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What
are you doing here, Elijah?”
said, “I have been very jealous for the
the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown
down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only,
am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”
Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of
Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.
Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the
son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.
the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the
one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.
I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to
Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
The Call of Elisha
he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with
twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed
by him and cast his cloak upon him.
he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my
mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for
what have I done to you?”
he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and
boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and
they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.
EPISTLE: 1 Peter 3:8-15
Suffering for Righteousness' Sake
all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a
not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless,
for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
desires to love life
and see good
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips
from speaking deceit;
him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek
peace and pursue it.
the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears
are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord
is against those who do evil.”
who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no
fear of them, nor be troubled,
in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a
defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do
it with gentleness and respect,
HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 5:1-11
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
1 On one occasion, while the crowd was
pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of
he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were
washing their nets.
into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from
the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,
“Put out into
the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word
I will let down the nets.”
when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets
signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they
came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me,
for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had
so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And
Jesus said to Simon,
“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be
when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed
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