Old Testament: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
God of Christ Jesus and our God, bless us as we assemble in this temple of praise, help us to know that we are not strangers but members of your family.
In your presence let us be like children arriving home, like miners discovering new veins of gold, like musicians enraptured with a composition, like lovers who look into the eyes of the beloved and glimpse infinity.
May our joy exceed our knowledge, and our love stretch our worship to the utmost limit. Through Christ Jesus our light and salvation.