Daily Bible Readinghttp://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/Isaiah 56:1, 6-8http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1300http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1300<div class="ExternalClassE7E37ECFA9EE4E4EB1CDC727DDED0637"><p><strong>​Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost</strong></p><p>Thus says the LORD&#58;<br> Maintain justice, and do what is right,<br> for soon my salvation will come,<br> and my deliverance be revealed.<br> And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,<br> to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD,<br> and to be his servants,<br> all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it,<br> and hold fast my covenant — <br>these I will bring to my holy mountain,<br> and make them joyful in my house of prayer;<br> their burnt offerings and their sacrifices<br> will be accepted on my altar;<br> for my house shall be called a house of prayer<br> for all peoples.<br> Thus says the Lord GOD,<br> who gathers the outcasts of Israel,<br> I will gather others to them<br> besides those already gathered.<br></p></div>08/20/2017Matthew 14:34-36http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1299http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1299<div class="ExternalClass94DE03A95BEE48B39C5C02BACD3F32D8"><p>​When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.</p></div>08/19/2017Psalm 67http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1298http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1298<div class="ExternalClass1A7241980D0A4CCA90F603C14BCB351E"><p>May God be gracious to us and bless us<br> and make his face to shine upon us,<br> Selah</p><p>that your way may be known upon earth,<br> your saving power among all nations.<br> Let the peoples praise you, O God;<br> let all the peoples praise you.<br> Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,<br> for you judge the peoples with equity<br> and guide the nations upon earth.<br> Selah</p><p>Let the peoples praise you, O God;<br> let all the peoples praise you.<br> The earth has yielded its increase;<br> God, our God, has blessed us.<br> May God continue to bless us;<br> let all the ends of the earth revere him.</p></div>08/18/2017Revelation 15:1-4http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1297http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1297<div class="ExternalClass58ACB4D51731416CAC3374FE84CDB6F6"><p>Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and amazing&#58; seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.</p><p>And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb&#58;<br> &#160;&quot;Great and amazing are your deeds,<br> &#160;Lord God the Almighty!<br> &#160;Just and true are your ways,<br> &#160;King of the nations!<br> &#160;Lord, who will not fear<br> &#160;and glorify your name?<br> &#160;For you alone are holy.<br> &#160;All nations will come<br> &#160;and worship before you,<br> &#160;for your judgments have been revealed.&quot;​</p></div>08/17/2017Job 36:24-33, 37:14-24http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1296http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1296<div class="ExternalClass6725F5940DCD40C08D7C08DA279946D3"><p>​&quot;Remember to extol his work,<br> of which mortals have sung.<br> All people have looked on it;<br> everyone watches it from far away.<br> Surely God is great, and we do not know him;<br> the number of his years is unsearchable.<br> For he draws up the drops of water;<br> he distills his mist in rain,<br> which the skies pour down<br> and drop upon mortals abundantly.<br> Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,<br> the thunderings of his pavilion?<br> See, he scatters his lightning around him<br> and covers the roots of the sea.<br> For by these he governs peoples;<br> he gives food in abundance.<br> He covers his hands with the lightning,<br> and commands it to strike the mark.<br> Its crashing tells about him;<br> he is jealous with anger against iniquity.</p></div>08/16/2017Luke 1:46-55http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1295http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1295<div class="ExternalClassF19E9E353B874C71885A72E8E42403D1"><p><strong>Mary, Mother of Our Lord</strong></p><p>And Mary said,<br> &quot;My soul magnifies the Lord,<br> and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,<br> for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.<br> Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;<br> for the Mighty One has done great things for me,<br> and holy is his name.<br> His mercy is for those who fear him<br> from generation to generation.<br> He has shown strength with his arm;<br> he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.<br> He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,<br> and lifted up the lowly;<br> he has filled the hungry with good things,<br> and sent the rich away empty.<br> He has helped his servant Israel,<br> in remembrance of his mercy,<br> according to the promise he made to our ancestors,<br> to Abraham and to his descendants forever.&quot;​</p></div>08/15/2017