How God responds to our need for help.
Collect: Proper 14[I]
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 . . . Joseph is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.
Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b . . . Song of Remembrance — how committed God always was to the original promise
Romans 10:5-15 . . . Paul declares that salvation comes to those who call on Jesus as Lord
Matthew 14:22-33 . . . Peter’s faith falters as he walks toward Jesus over the waves, but Jesus holds him.
Father Michael Renninger, Pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, preaches a sermon from Matthew 14:22-33 called, “What Are You Afraid Of?” He talks about Peter overcoming his fear of the wind and the waves simply by doing what he sees Jesus doing and moving toward him in any way he can. What about you? Could you overcome your fear by doing what you see Jesus doing, and getting as close to him as you can?