Old Testament: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 or Amos 7:7-15
Psalter: Psalm 24 or Psalm 85:8-13
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
Steadfast God, your prophets set the plumb line of your righteousness and truth in the midst of your people. Grant us the courage to judge ourselves against it. Straighten all that is crooked or warped within us until our hearts and souls stretch upright, blameless and holy, to meet the glory of Christ. Amen.