Memory verse for August:  

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

–Psalm 23:5

Collect for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost (Sunday 16 August 2020):

Keep your Church in safety, O Lord; for without your grace the frailty of our nature cannot but make us fall; but in your mercy keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us in all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Readings for Sunday 9 August: Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-24; Matthew 15:21-28

Study Questions for Matthew 15:21-28

  1. From where did Jesus withdraw to Tyre and Sidon?  (see 15:1)  Why, do you think?
  2. Compare and contrast the way in which the Canaanite woman approaches Jesus, and his response to her.  Any conventional western account (whether Christian or otherwise) would say that Jesus was flat-out rude.  How do you account for that response?
  3. What can we learn from this story about the pattern of discipleship to Jesus?

The e100 Readings for the Week are:

Rejoice in the Lord: Philippians 4:4-9

Loving God and Others: Colossians 3:1-25

The e100 is a Bible reading plan in which participants can read and reflect on 100 of the most significant Bible passages over the course of a year.

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.