Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15 or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Psalter: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b or Psalm 26:1-8
Epistle: Romans 12:9-21
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
In the flaming bush you promised deliverance to your people, O God, and in the cross of Jesus you embraced our suffering and pain. In times of misery, show us the transforming power of your love that we may know the hope of your glory. Amen.