martyr cross


You Are Worthy

You are worthy O Christ,
for you were slain:
and by your blood have ransomed us for God,
ransomed us from every tribe and people
and nation:
and made us a royal house of priests
to our God.

Gospel Reading - Every hair has been counted


24A student is not greater than his teacher. A servant is not above his master. 25 The student shares his teacher’s fate. The servant shares his master’s! And since I, the master of the household, have been called ‘Satan,’a how much more will you! 26But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when the truth will be revealed: their secret plots will become public information.

27“What I tell you now in the gloom, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ears, proclaim from the housetops!

28“Don’t be afraid of those who can kill only your bodies — but can’t touch your souls! Fear only God who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Not one sparrow (What do they cost? Two for a penny?) can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t worry! You are more valuable to him than many sparrows.

32“If anyone publicly acknowledges me as his friend, I will openly acknowledge him as my friend before my Father in heaven. 33But if anyone publicly denies me, I will openly deny him before my Father in heaven.

34“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! No, rather, a sword. 35I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law — 36a man’s worst enemies will be right in his own home!

. . . . .Matthew 10:24-36
  1. See 9:34 where they call him this.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.