Grace Lutheran Church

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

 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit                                                                                                                                         Ps. 143:1-2, 8a; antiphon: Ps. 143:11


For your name’s sake, O LORD, pre- | serve my life!*
  In your righteousness bring my soul out of | trouble!
Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for | mercy!*
  In your faithfulness answer me, in your | righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your | servant,*
  for no one living is righteous be- | fore you.
Let me hear in the morning of your | steadfast love,*
  for in | you I trust.
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.

For your name’s sake, O LORD, pre- | serve my life!*
  In your righteousness bring my soul out of | trouble!


Collect of the Day

 O Lord, You granted Your prophets strength to resist the temptations of the devil and courage to proclaim repentance. Give us pure hearts and minds to follow Your Son faithfully even into suffering and death; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Amos 7:7-15

   Psalm 85:8-13 (antiphon: v.7)
Ephesians 1:3-14
  Mark 6:14-29


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                             Rom. 11:33, 36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowl- | edge of God!*
  How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable | his ways!
For from him and through him and to him are | all things.*
  To him be glory forever. | Amen.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt. 5:10


Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.