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for the

Week of the

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

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Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. – 1 Peter 2:9.

Here on earth there is a generation, a people, that is gathered from among all nations. It is God’s chosen generation. All its members are spiritual kings and priests, who rule over devil, world, and flesh, and offer themselves a sacrifice to God. It is a holy nation, because it has the righteousness of God, and serves God with holy works. It is a peculiar people, a people purchased by God to be His own forever. It shows forth and proclaims by word and deed the excellencies of God, and spreads abroad the glory of His name. This is the generation, the people, which God has called, which by His almighty call of grace He has called out of the darkness of sin and unbelief into His marvelous light, the light of His grace which is in Christ Jesus, the light of faith in Christ Jesus. This generation, this people, is the whole Christian Church on earth, the true Christian Church, which the Holy Ghost continually calls by the Gospel, gathers, enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. This is the one Holy Christian Church on earth, the communion of saints, the communion of those who are sanctified through faith in Christ. This is the generation, the people, which makes a joyful noise, and is glad, and sings: “Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” (Psalm 100:3.) This generation, this people, is born through grace alone, and lives by, of, and to grace alone. It can tell and sing of nothing but grace. And what wondrous grace has been bestowed upon this people What a blessed people this is And you, O Christian, belong to this people!

PRAYER. – Thanks be to Thee, Heavenly Father and eternal God, that by Thy precious Holy Spirit Thou hast also called me to Christ, my Savior, and have made me a partaker of His salvation in faith, so that I belong to that chosen generation which is Thy holy nation and peculiar people in time and eternity. I pray Thee, Lord, to graciously bestow on me the gifts of Thy Spirit, that before all the world I may show forth the praises of Thee who so graciously hast called me out of darkness into Thy marvelous light. Amen.

Come, God, Creator, Holy Ghost,
And visit Thou the souls of men;
Fill them with graces, as Thou dost,
Thy creatures make pure again.


Thou with Thy wondrous sevenfold gifts,
The Finger art of God’s right hand;
The Father’s Word Thou sendest swift
On tongues of fire to each land.

Hymn 249, 1. 4. (ELHB)



Bible Readings


Romans 6:19-23
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Mark 8:1-9
8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

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