Old Testament: Genesis 25:19-34 or Isaiah 55:10-13
Psalter: Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
Epistle: Romans 8:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
O God of mercy, in Jesus Christ you freed us from sin and death, and by your Holy Spirit you nourish our mortal bodies with life. Plant us now in good soil, that our lives may flower in righteousness and peace. Amen.