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    Today Is: Proper 8
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 -- The Lectionary Cycle is: B

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Collect for: Proper 8
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament
Lamentations 3:22-33

22 Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I 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 hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD. 27 It is good for a man to bear The yoke in his youth. 28 Let him sit alone and keep silent, Because God has laid it 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 him, And be full of reproach. 31 For the Lord will not cast off forever. 32 Though He causes grief, Yet He will show compassion According to the multitude of His mercies. 33 For He does not afflict willingly, Nor grieve the children of men.

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm
Psalm 30

1 I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. 3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. 6 Now in my prosperity I said, 'I shall never be moved.' 7 LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried out to You, O LORD; And to the LORD I made supplication: 9 What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!' 11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

*At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


New Testament
2 Corinthians 8:7-9

7 But as you abound in everything -- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us -- see that you abound in this grace also. 8 I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Gospel
Mark 5:25-34

Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark.
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from Mark's Gospel chapter 5, beginning at verse 25.

25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, 'If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.' 29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, 'Who touched My clothes?' 31 But His disciples said to Him, 'You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?' ' 32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.'

After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.

Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for: Proper 8
Brothers and sisters, since the faithfulness of the Lord is great, let us bring our needs and the needs of the whole world before Him.

That the Church will continue to show the compassion of Christ to those who are suffering.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That nations with disagreements will humble themselves and seek Godly reconciliation.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That God, who is the source of all life, will bring an end to abortion, euthanasia and every form of violence.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That our schools will become centers for sound learning and teach Jesus to be the source of all truth.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That those who care for the sick will be endowed with patience, understanding and Christ-like love.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That we will learn to wait upon the Lord.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That authors, actors, producers and song writers will do their part in influencing people to righteous living.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

Compassionate Father, hear our prayer and give us the faith of the woman in the Gospel to trust in Jesus with all of our heart.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.AMEN