Weekly Readings

Weekend Worship Services Scripture

June 27, 2021

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for a man that he bear
    the yoke in his youth.

28 Let him sit alone in silence
    when it is laid on him;
29 let him put his mouth in the dust—
    there may yet be hope;
30 let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
    and let him be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not
    cast off forever,
32 but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 for he does not afflict from his heart
    or grieve the children of men.

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  1. Lamentations 3:22 Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut off

Second Lesson

Encouragement to Give Generously

We want you to know, brothers,[a] about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor[b] of taking part in the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace. But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you[c]—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 8:1 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 2 Corinthians 8:4 The Greek word charis can mean favor or grace or thanks, depending on the context
  3. 2 Corinthians 8:7 Some manuscripts in your love for us

13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. 15 As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.  Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible. ESV® Text Edition: 2018. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Weekly Bible Readings


June 20, 2021
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Job 38:1-11
Second Lesson: II Corinthians 6:1-13
Gospel: St. Mark 4:35-41

June 27
Fifth S. a. Pentecost
First Lesson: Lam. 3:22–33
Psalm: Psalm 30
Second Lesson: 2 Cor. 8:1–9, 13–15
Gospel: Gospel: Mark 5:21–43

July 2021

July 4
Sixth S. a. Pentecost
First Lesson: Ezek. 2:1–5
Psalm: Psalm 123
Second Lesson: 2 Cor. 12:1–10
Gospel: Mark 6:1–13

July 11
Seventh S. a. Pentecost
First Lesson: Amos 7:7–15
Psalm: Psalm 85: (1–7) 8–13
Second Lesson: Eph. 1:3–14
Gospel: Mark 6:14–29

July 18
Eighth S. a. Pentecost
First Lesson: Jer. 23:1–6
Psalm: Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Eph. 2:11–22
Gospel: Mark 6:30–44

July 25
Ninth S. a. Pentecost
First Lesson: Gen. 9:8–17
Psalm: Psalm 136:1–9
Second Lesson: Eph. 3:14–21
Gospel: Mark 6:45–56