Collect: Proper 10
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Amos 7:7-17 . . . Amos is given a vision of a plumb line, and he prophesies God’s judgment regardless of personal consequences
Psalm 82 . . . God pronounces judgment on heavenly beings who have failed to defend the weak and the poor. The people call on the one true God to judge and rule the earth.
Colossians 1:1-14 . . . Paul greets the Christians at Colossae, offers thanks for their faith, and givers prayer for their further strengthening
Luke 10:25-37 . . . the lawyer’s question and the parable of the Good Samaritan
The Sermon: The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City, reminds us not to mistake familiarity with understanding. Listen as Butler teaches us how we can be a neighbor to the world around us.