19th Sunday After Pentecost – First Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:18-25

October 7th, 2012

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make
him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every
beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see
what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that
was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens
and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for
him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept
took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God
had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and
were not ashamed.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

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