Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for SATURDAY, April 25, 2020

The Daily Lectionary
SATURDAY, April 25, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

I will call upon God
1  I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
     he heard my cry for mercy.
2  Because he turned his ear to me,
     I will call on him as long as I live.

3  The cords of death entangled me,
     the anguish of the grave came over me;
     I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4  Then I called on the name of the Lord:
     “Lord, save me!”

12 What shall I return to the Lord
     for all his goodness to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
     and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
     in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord
     is the death of his faithful servants.
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;
     I serve you just as my mother did;
     you have freed me from my chains.

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
     and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
     in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of the Lord—
     in your midst, Jerusalem.

   Praise the Lord.

The feast for all peoples
6  On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
     a feast of rich food for all peoples,
   a banquet of aged wine—
     the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7  On this mountain he will destroy
     the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
   the sheet that covers all nations;
8    he will swallow up death forever.
   The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
     from all faces;
   he will remove his people’s disgrace
     from all the earth.
   The Lord has spoken.

9 In that day they will say,

   “Surely this is our God;
     we trusted in him, and he saved us.
   This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
     let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

Welcome those in need to your table
14:12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

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The Daily Lectionary is a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary for SATURDAY, April 25, 2020
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 14:12-14

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