Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Reading the Scripture:  Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8[9-23]


Household Devotions
Morning Prayer
To fulfill the ancient promise of salvation, O God, you made a covenant with our ancestors and pledged them descendants more numerous than the stars. Grant that all people may share in the blessings of your covenant, accomplished through the death and resurrection of your Son and sealed by the gift of your Spirit. Amen.

Evening Prayer
God of the prophets and apostles, you greeted old Abraham and Sarah with news of wonder and life. Send us into the world to preach good news, as Jesus did, heal the sick, resist evil, and bring the outcast home. Amen.

In Our Prayers
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Kay, Julie, Jim, Dee, Terri, Dylan, Caiden,
Richard, Beth, Allison, Marga, Marie, Richard, Jim, and all who are in need ....

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for ....

We pray for all who rejoice for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things.

We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb,
that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.