Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, July 4, 2021
Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the “between”: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.
Prayer of the Day
God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
How Firm a Foundation, LBW 507
The Son of God, Our Christ, LBW 434
Strengthen for Service, Lord ELW 497
This Is My Song, ELW 887
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In our prayers we remember ELCA World Hunger.