Tuesday, September 1, 2015David Pendleton Oakerhater
Deacon and Missionary of the Cheyenne
d. August 31, 1931
O God of unsearchable wisdom and infinite mercy, thou didst choose a captive warrior, David Oakerhater, to be thy servant, and didst send him to be a missionary to his own people and to execute the office of a deacon among them: Liberate us, who commemorate him today, from bondage to self, and empower us for service to thee and to the neighbors thou hast given us; through Jesus Christ, the captain of our salvation; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015The Martyrs of New Guinea
Almighty God, we remember before thee this day the blessed martyrs of New Guinea, who, following the example of their Savior, laid down their lives for their friends; and we pray thee that we, who honor their memory, may imitate their loyalty and faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 18)
The Gospel for the morning services on this Sunday (it is Year B in the Lectionary) is Mark 7:24-37, wherein we have miracles of healing and restoration. The story of the Syro-Phoenician woman is also told in Matthew 15:21-28.
Grant us, O Lord, we pray thee, to trust in thee with all our heart; seeing that, as thou dost alway resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so thou dost not forsake those who make their boast of thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 18)