June 30 Worship & Bulletin

Readings for the Day:

Lamentations 3:22-33:  The book of Lamentations is one of our most important sources of information about the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 587 BCE.  Though the people admit that God’s judgment was just, today's reading declares a fervent trust that God will not leave them forever.

II Corinthians 8:7-15:  Paul encourages the Corinthians to honor their commitment to participate in the collection his churches are organizing for the Christians in Jerusalem.  He presents Jesus a an example of selfless stewardship and reminds them that Christians have received abundantly so that they can share abundantly.
Mark 5:21-43:  Jairus, a respected leader, begs Jesus to heal his daughter.  A woman with a hemorrhage was considered ritually unclean and treated as an outcast.  Both Jairus and the unnamed woman come to Jesus in faith, believing in his power to heal and bring life out of death.

 ‘From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2023 Augsburg Fortress’

Questions To Ponder:
1— What is the place of lamentations in a life of faith? (Lamentations 3:22-33)
2—What does this text teach about stewardship (II Cor. 8)
3—How do you experience Jesus’ healing in your life?  (Mark 5:21-43)
4—How do these texts speak to you today?

Prayer:  Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people.  Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith.  Amen.