Collect: Proper 13
Let your 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.
Hosea 11:1-11 . . . The Lord is a tender and compassionate parent ruminating on the disobedience of the people
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 . . . Thanksgiving is offered to the Lord, who saves from storms and other dangers, to those who call upon God
Colossians 3:1-11 . . . Christian disciples are to wholly reorient their thinking and manner of life as though they themselves have died and it is the life of Christ which is now expressed in every thought and action
Luke 12:13-21 . . . Jesus warns against greed and tells the story of an individual who was rich only in material possessions.