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24 Aug

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 1:8-2:10 -- A pharaoh who did not know the family of Joseph made his descendents into hard-labor slaves and tried to reduce their numbers by infanticide. The Hebrew midwives and the daughter of Pharoah had other ideas, so Moses was raised in the royal household.

Romans 12:1-8 -- Paul calls the Christians at Rome to offer themselves fully to God.

Matthew 16:13-20 -- In a stronghold of Roman authority, Jesus asks the disciples whom others say he is. Peter confesses, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." 



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