Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, July 18, 2021

Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day

O God, powerful and compassionate, you shepherd your people, faithfully feeding and protecting us. Heal each of us, and make us a whole people, that we may embody the justice and peace of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Lectionary texts online

Mark’s gospel makes clear how great is the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn’t think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.

O Holy Spirit, Enter In, LBW 459
Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life, LBW 429
Come to Me, O Weary Traveler
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, LBW 497
Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing, , LBW 196

LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Kidz Express.