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.


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.


Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
MondayEzekiel 2:8-3:11
2 Corinthians 11:16-33

Psalm 119:81-88
TuesdayJeremiah 16:1-13
James 5:7-12
Psalm 119:81-88
WednesdayJeremiah 16:14-21
John 7:1-9
Psalm 119:81-88
ThursdayAmos 2:6-16
Colossians 2:1-5
Psalm 85:8-13
FridayAmos 3:1-12
Colossians 4:2-18
Psalm 85:8-13
SaturdayAmos 4:6-13
Luke 1:57-80
Psalm 85:8-13
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