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No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn 
the new garment, and the patch from 
the new will not match the old. - Luke 5:36 (NIV)

Our church council decided that the old altar cloth needed to be replaced — since it was rotten and the colors in the embroidery were bleached out. As I have been doing embroidery since I was a boy, I volunteered to make the new altar cloth.
When I began planning...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for your love and grace that make everything new. We pray as Jesus taught us saying, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, KJV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 5:33-38

Thought for the Day

I will seek the truth of God’s word as a pattern for my life each day.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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