Readings for Trinity 9 (focus text in bold):
Jeremiah 23:16-26 - A recounting of a story of the people of Israel in the wilderness; their complaints displease the Lord and the fire of the Lord burns among the people and consumes them until Moses prays unto the Lord.
Psalm 103:1-14 - "The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. He will not alway be chiding, neither keepeth he his anger forever."
1 Corinthians 10:1-13 - Do not be ignorant of the history of the Israelite fathers; they are an example to us.
Luke 15:11-32 - The parable of the prodigal son.
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: "The Prodigal Son in the Arms of His Father" Gustav Doré, engraving, 1897.