Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13 or Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalter: Psalm 20 or Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Creating God, your reign of love makes all things new. Plant seeds of confidence and gladness in our hearts, so that, trusting your word, we may live no longer for ourselves but for him who died and was raised for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.