Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Reading the Scripture:  

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

Household Devotions
Morning Prayer
O Holy God of Israel, you faithfully keep the promises you made to our ancestors and lead your people into the future, providing hospitality on the way. Help us who inherit the pilgrim life to journey  faithfully at your command, that we may be a band of disciples called to be sojourners in your service. Amen.

Evening Prayer
God of the covenant, even when we fall into sin, your Spirit invites us to remember that you chose us to be your servant people. Awaken us to the power and gifts you pour into us for the good of creation, and grant that we may be trustworthy in all things, producing abundantly as we work to build your realm. 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, Jim, Kay, Marie, Julie, Jim, Terri, Dylan, Beth, Russell, Loretta, Joyce, Dave, Dr. Stolman and wife, Teresa and caregivers, Janet and all who are in need.

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for the family of Ronald St. Aubin.

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.