Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   October 22, 2017

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 26:1-11

In response to God’s gracious acts on behalf of Israel, God’s people are instructed to give the first fruits of their harvest offered back to God in thanksgiving and praise.

Second Reading:   Romans 12:1-2

In response to God’s merciful activity, we are to worship by living holistic, God pleasing lives. Our values and viewpoints are not molded by this world, but are transformed by the Spirit’s renewing work.

Gospel:   Matthew 22:15-22

When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give to the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.