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Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Creation Story

     Genesis 1 – Day 6

– From the Celtic Treasure by Philip Newell

On the sixth day God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image’.

So the wind grew strong over the swelling sea

and from the moist earth humanity was born.

Spirit and flesh were formed in the likeness of God.

Male and female came forth together.

And the words of heaven were spoken on earth,

‘Be fruitful and multiply.

The earth is yours and you are the earth’s,

the seeds, the sea, the creatures,

everything that has breath and every plant that grows.

Be strong in my likeness and guard the unity of life’.

God saw all that had been created and it was very good.

The relationship of earth and woman and man had begun.

And there was evening and morning, creation’s sixth day.


Matthew 28:16-20

16-17 Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”