Old Testament: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Epistle: James 1:17-27
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Creating God, you are the source of summer's splendor— the beauty and fragrance of delicate flowers, and sweet sound of birdsong. We come to you this morning with delight and gladness, grateful for all of your wonders. As the fields produce their harvest, may your love grow within us, that we too may produce a harvest of love, hope, and joy. Amen.