Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was 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 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

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
MondayJeremiah 50:1-7
Hebrews 13:17-25
Psalm 100
TuesdayZechariah 9:14-10:2
Acts 20:17-38
Psalm 100
Wednesday2 Samuel 5:1-12
Luke 15:1-7
Psalm 100
Thursday1 Kings 19:19-21
Colossians 1:9-14
Psalm 145:10-18
Friday2 Kings 3:4-20
Colossians 3:12-17
Psalm 145:10-18
Saturday2 Kings 4:38-41
John 4:31-38
Psalm 145:10-18
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