Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Reading

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   June 11, 2017

 

First Reading:   Genesis 1:1–2:4a

This first creation story reached its current form during the crisis of the Babylonian exile of the people of Israel. God, not their captors’ god Marduk, was responsible for their existence. God created women and men as rulers over creation, to preserve and protect it. God also rested on the seventh day, hallowing that day forever as the Sabbath.

Second Reading:   2 Corinthians 28:16-20

Paul closes a challenging letter to the Corinthians with an appeal to Christian fellowship grounded in the triune harmony of Christ’s grace, God’s love, the Spirit’s partnership.

Gospel:   Matthew 28:16-20

After his resurrection, Jesus summons his remaining disciples and commissions them to baptize and teach all nations in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.