Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Proper 22

10/07/2012 - Sunday Service

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Old Testament Lesson

Genesis 2:18-24
2:18 Then the LORD God said, ''It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.'' 19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
''This at last is bone of my bones
   and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called Woman,
   for out of Man this one was taken.''
24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.


Psalm 128
1Happy are they all who fear the LORD, *
and who follow in his ways!
2You shall eat the fruit of your labor; *
happiness and prosperity shall be yours.
3Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house, *
your children like olive shoots round about your table.
4The man who fears the LORD *
shall thus indeed be blessed.
5The LORD bless you from Zion, *
and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days
    of your life.
6May you live to see your children''s children; *
may peace be upon Israel.


Mark 10:2-9
10:2 Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, ''Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?'' 3 He answered them, ''What did Moses command you?'' 4 They said, ''Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.'' 5 But Jesus said to them, ''Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ""God made them male and female."" 7 ""For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh."" So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.''


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