Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13 or Ezekiel 17:22-24
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Mighty God, to you belong the mysteries of the universe. You transform shepherds into kings, the smallest seeds into magnificent trees, and hardened hearts into loving ones. Bless us with your life-giving Spirit, re-create us in your image, and shape us to your purposes, through Jesus Christ. Amen.