Bible Readings (p.625)
Trinity 8—Proper 11
First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a When King David tells the prophet, Nathan, of his desire to build a house for God, the Lord tells David that He will make David a great name in the earth; God promises to raise up off-spring and establish his kingdom, which will be forever.
Second Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22 Before Christ we were in the world without hope. Through Jesus Christ’s blood we are reconciled to God—whether Jew or Gentile. We are the household of God, built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.
Third Reading: Mark 6:30-34 & 53-56 Many people recognize Jesus and his disciples wherever they go. Jesus has compassion on them, for they are like sheep without a shepherd. Everywhere He goes, the sick are laid in front of Him, and they are healed.
Next Sunday’s Readings (p.631)
Proper 12—Ninth Sunday after Trinity
- 2 Samuel 11:1-15