O Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow after us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This week’s cover tune comes from Disney’s Tarzan. Many years ago when our oldest was graduating from 5th grade, her teacher asked if I would put a couple of songs together with the students singing. All the specials (art, music, and gym) had already been eliminated from the curriculum. I volunteered and the kids did a great job. I originally learned this on keyboard and didn’t realize how many modulations were in this. Enjoy.
A picture from under one of the sour apple trees in our back yard. I love how the apples look either suspended in mid air or falling.
12th Sunday after Pentecost | August 23, 2020
Matthew 16:13-20 | New Living Translation
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”
20 Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
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Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen.