Lectionary: August 20, 2017

In the church calendar, the season between Pentecost and Advent is wonderful for focusing on spiritual growth. Here are this week’s readings:

Genesis 45:1-15; Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28

(A lectionary is a list of Bible readings, generally designed to provide a substantial reading of the Bible’s content during the course of a few years, often aligned with the seasons of the church year.)