The care that God constantly exerts on our behalf
Collect: Proper 11
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; though the worthiness of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
2 Samuel 7:1-14a . . . God overwhelms David with the promise of an eternal kingdom to David’s heir.
Psalm 89:20-37 . . . a recapitulation of the covenant between God and David’s descendants and a lament praying for deliverance from enemies
or the alternative 1st readings . . .
Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Psalm 23 . . . the image of God as a shepherd to describe how God will gather the people
Ephesians 2:11-22 . . . the reconciling work of Christ, who is the peace between Gentiles and Jews
Mark 6:30-44, 53-56. . . Jesus has compassion on the crowds of people, who remind him of sheep without a shepherd
Sermon by Andrew Foster Connors, Pastor of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, preaches a sermon on this week’s Gospel lesson: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, “For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat,”