A-14th Sun Ord 2017-07-09

A-14th Sun Ord 2017-07-09


Year A

First Reading Zechariah 9:9–10

            A reading from Second Zechariah.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion,

shout for joy, Fair Jerusalem!

Behold, your savior shall come to you;

great and just is the one who comes,

humble, and riding on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

This savior shall banish the chariot from Ephraim,

and the war horse from Jerusalem;

The warrior’s bow shall be banished,

and the nations shall be offered peace.

This savior’s rule shall be from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Zechariah.

Second Reading                    Roman 8:9, 11–13

            A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans.

You are not in the flesh; you are in the spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Those who do not have the Spirit of Christ do not belong to Christ.

If the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,

then the One who raised Christ from the dead

will bring your mortal bodies to life also, through the Spirit dwelling in you.

We are debtors then, my brothers and sisters—not to the flesh so that we should live according to the flesh—…but to the Spirit who dwells in us and gives us life.

The Word of God spoken through Paul.

Gospel            Matthew 11:25-30

            A reading from the gospel according to Matthew.

On one occasion Jesus said:

“Abba God, Creator of heaven and earth, to you I offer praise;

for what you have hidden from the wise and the intelligent,

you have revealed to infants and children. 

This is true because you graciously willed it so. 

You have given everything over to me.

No one knows me but you, Abba,

and no one knows you, Abba, except me—and those to whom I have revealed you.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome.

I will refresh you and give you rest.  

Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me,

for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

            The Good News of our Salvation spoken through Matthew.

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