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The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9, 5 July 2020

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8, 28 June 2020

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8, 28 June 2020

Track 1 Or Track 2 Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 89:1-4,15-18
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42
The Collect
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



Background: Prophets
One of the problems we have with understanding the prophets is the very word that we use to describe them. Our word “prophet” comes from the Greek combination of pro (in advance of) and the verb phesein (to speak or tell), thus prophetes. The Hebrew, however, has a different aspect to it. The word is navi, or spokesperson. This understanding has not so much to do with the f…