PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
OLD TESTAMENT: PROVERBS
my son, and accept my words,
the years of your life may be many.
have taught you the way of wisdom;
have led you in the paths of uprightness.
you walk, your step will not be hampered,
if you run, you will not stumble.
hold of instruction; do not let go;
her, for she is your life.
not enter the path of the wicked,
do not walk in the way of the evil.
it; do not go on it;
away from it and pass on.
they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
they eat the bread of wickedness
drink the wine of violence.
the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
shines brighter and brighter until full day.
way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
do not know over what they stumble.
son, be attentive to my words;
your ear to my sayings.
them not escape from your sight;
them within your heart.
they are life to those who find them,
healing to all their
your heart with all vigilance,
from it flow the springs of life.
Keep in Step with the Spirit
I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit
are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from
doing the things you want to do.
if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions,
drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before,
that those who do such
things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
self-control; against such things there is no law.
those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and
HOLY GOSPEL: LUKE
Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.
as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,
who stood at a distance
lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
he saw them he said to them,
“Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
And as they went they were cleansed.
one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a
he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
“Were not ten cleansed? Where
are the nine?
no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
he said to him,
“Rise and go your way; your
faith has made you well.”
Altar during Epiphany, 2019
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