Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
We give you all thanks and praise, O God, for your kingdom grows from the smallest beginnings, and you have given us all a home in the shelter of your love.
You created the heavens and the earth, and from the tiniest seeds, you filled the earth with life. You called your people to walk by faith, not by sight, and you anointed faithful rulers to lead them in your ways.
Therefore, with our hearts lifted high, we offer you thanks and praise at all times through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
-Nathan Nettleton (adapted)