Sunday 16 October 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Sunday 16 October 2022 

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Ecclesiasticus 4:1-10

My child, do not cheat the poor of their living,
   and do not keep needy eyes waiting. 
Do not grieve the hungry,
   or anger one in need. 
Do not add to the troubles of the desperate,
   or delay giving to the needy. 
Do not reject a suppliant in distress,
   or turn your face away from the poor. 
Do not avert your eye from the needy,
   and give no one reason to curse you; 
for if in bitterness of soul some should curse you,
   their Creator will hear their prayer. 

Endear yourself to the congregation;
   bow your head low to the great. 
Give a hearing to the poor,
   and return their greeting politely. 
Rescue the oppressed from the oppressor;
   and do not be hesitant in giving a verdict. 
Be a father to orphans,
   and be like a husband to their mother;
you will then be like a son of the Most High,
   and he will love you more than does your mother.
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,* that our
ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all
ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink.
For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the
rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them,
and they were struck down in the wilderness.

 Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not
desire evil as they did. Do not become idolaters as some of them did;
as it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and they
rose up to play.’ We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some
of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must
not put Christ* to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed
by serpents. And do not complain as some of them did, and were
destroyed by the destroyer. These things happened to them to serve as
an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the
ends of the ages have come. So if you think you are standing, watch
out that you do not fall. No testing has overtaken you that is not
common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested
beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the
way out so that you may be able to endure it.
Matthew 16:13-20

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked
his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And
they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still
others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who
do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the
Messiah,* the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him,
‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not
revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are
Peter,* and on this rock* I will build my church, and the gates of
Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the
kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in
heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’
Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was*
the Messiah.
Morning Psalms: Psalm 148, 149, 150

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
   praise him in the heights! 
Praise him, all his angels;
   praise him, all his host! 

Praise him, sun and moon;
   praise him, all you shining stars! 
Praise him, you highest heavens,
   and you waters above the heavens! 

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
   for he commanded and they were created. 
He established them for ever and ever;
   he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.* 

Praise the Lord from the earth,
   you sea monsters and all deeps, 
fire and hail, snow and frost,
   stormy wind fulfilling his command! 

Mountains and all hills,
   fruit trees and all cedars! 
Wild animals and all cattle,
   creeping things and flying birds! 

Kings of the earth and all peoples,
   princes and all rulers of the earth! 
Young men and women alike,
   old and young together! 

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
   for his name alone is exalted;
   his glory is above earth and heaven. 
He has raised up a horn for his people,
   praise for all his faithful,
   for the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
   his praise in the assembly of the faithful. 
Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
   let the children of Zion rejoice in their King. 
Let them praise his name with dancing,
   making melody to him with tambourine and lyre. 
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
   he adorns the humble with victory. 
Let the faithful exult in glory;
   let them sing for joy on their couches. 
Let the high praises of God be in their throats
   and two-edged swords in their hands, 
to execute vengeance on the nations
   and punishment on the peoples, 
to bind their kings with fetters
   and their nobles with chains of iron, 
to execute on them the judgement decreed.
   This is glory for all his faithful ones.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
   praise him in his mighty firmament!* 
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
   praise him according to his surpassing greatness! 

Praise him with trumpet sound;
   praise him with lute and harp! 
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
   praise him with strings and pipe! 
Praise him with clanging cymbals;
   praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Evening Psalms: Psalm 114, 115

Psalm 114

When Israel went out from Egypt,
   the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 
Judah became God’s* sanctuary,
   Israel his dominion. 

The sea looked and fled;
   Jordan turned back. 
The mountains skipped like rams,
   the hills like lambs. 

Why is it, O sea, that you flee?
   O Jordan, that you turn back? 
O mountains, that you skip like rams?
   O hills, like lambs? 

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
   at the presence of the God of Jacob, 
who turns the rock into a pool of water,
   the flint into a spring of water.

Psalm 115

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
   for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. 
Why should the nations say,
   ‘Where is their God?’ 

Our God is in the heavens;
   he does whatever he pleases. 
Their idols are silver and gold,
   the work of human hands. 
They have mouths, but do not speak;
   eyes, but do not see. 
They have ears, but do not hear;
   noses, but do not smell. 
They have hands, but do not feel;
   feet, but do not walk;
   they make no sound in their throats. 
Those who make them are like them;
   so are all who trust in them. 

O Israel, trust in the Lord!
   He is their help and their shield. 
O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
   He is their help and their shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
   He is their help and their shield. 

The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us;
   he will bless the house of Israel;
   he will bless the house of Aaron; 
he will bless those who fear the Lord,
   both small and great. 

May the Lord give you increase,
   both you and your children. 
May you be blessed by the Lord,
   who made heaven and earth. 

The heavens are the Lord’s heavens,
   but the earth he has given to human beings. 
The dead do not praise the Lord,
   nor do any that go down into silence. 
But we will bless the Lord
   from this time on and for evermore.
Praise the Lord!

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