Old Testament: Genesis 29:15-28 or 1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalter: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 or Psalm 119:129-136
Epistle: Romans 8:26-39
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
O sovereign God, in Jesus Christ you set your holy reign upon this earth and within your people. So let its coming be like the mustard seed that grows into greatness, and like the leaven that mixes with the grain until the whole becomes greater, to the praise of the triune God, who lives forevermore. Amen.
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