Philippians 3:4B-14, Matthew 21:33-46
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today, we’re exploring the wondrous “foolishness” of outpouring love - God’s love for us, and God’s love through us - as shown in the lives of the Apostle Paul, St. Francis of Assisi, and Terry Fox. Norman is officiating. For our music, we’re having 1 piece on the keyboard with the Choir, and 2 pieces on guitar (including a 12 string guitar version of the hymn that has lyrics based on St. Francis’ Canticle of the Sun).” As is our practice with Services of Morning Prayer, we’re spending extra time offering our petitions and thanksgivings together. We’re sharing a Litany from the Service of the Word in the National Church’s 2010 “Grey Booklet,” a “Prayer in Response to COVID-19” from Washington D.C. via the World Council of Churches, and, especially for St. Paul’s, a Prayer for Safe Reopening for In-Person Worship.