Grace Lutheran Church

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost


Introit                                                                                                                                            Ps. 31:14-16; antiphon: Ps. 31:4


Be strong, and let your heart take | courage,*
  all you who wait | for the LORD!
But I trust in you, | O LORD;*
  I say, “You | are my God.”
My times are | in your hand;*
  rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my perse- | cutors!
Make your face shine on your | servant;*
  save me in your | steadfast love!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
  and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
  is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Be strong, and let your heart take | courage,*
  all you who wait | for the LORD!


Collect of the Day

 Lord Jesus Christ, our support and defense in every need, continue to preserve Your Church in safety, govern her by Your goodness, and bless her with Your peace; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Isaiah 50:4-10

   Psalm 116:1-9 (antiphon: v.5)
James 3:1-12
  Mark 9:14-29


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                           Ps. 34:9, 19, alt.

Fear the LORD, | you his saints,*
  for those who fear him lack | nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the | righteous,*
  but the LORD delivers him out | of them all.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                      Mark 9:23b


Alleluia. All things are possible for one who believes. Alleluia.