God as our ultimate provider and sustainer of both our physical and spiritual lives
Collect: Proper 13
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
2 Samuel 11:26—12:13 . . . Nathan calls David to account for his sin
Psalm 51:1-13 . . . Sin identifies whatever disordered relationships
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 with Psalm 78:23-29 . . . God feeds the people of Israel with quail and manna.
Ephesians 4:1-16 . . . Paul reminds his community that they must put away their old way of life and be renewed in Christ
John 6:24-35 . . . In anticipation of his eucharistic gift of himself, Jesus declares that he is the bread of life.
The Rev. Jason Micheli, of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, Virginia, looks at the miracle of manna in the wilderness and thinks maybe the Hebrews had a legitimate complaint when they asked Moses: “Have you brought us out here to kill us?”