Pent 25b | OT 33b | Proper 28b – November 15, 2015


Scripture for the Day:

 1 Samuel 1:4-20 (semi-continuous) or Daniel 12:1-3 (thematic)
 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (semi-continuous) or Psalm 16 (thematic)
 Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
 Mark 13:1-8

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 1st Reading

1 Samuel 1:4-20 (NRSV)

On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”

After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord10 She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. 11 She made this vow: “O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.”

12 As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. 14 So Eli said to her, “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine.” 15 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.” 17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.” 18 And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer.

19 They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. 20 In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”


Daniel 12:1-3 (NRSV)

“At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


1 Samuel 2:1-10 (NRSV)

Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
    my strength is exalted in my God.
My mouth derides my enemies,
    because I rejoice in my victory.

“There is no Holy One like the Lord,
    no one besides you;
    there is no Rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
    let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
    and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
    but the feeble gird on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
    but those who were hungry are fat with spoil.
The barren has borne seven,
    but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
    he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
    he brings low, he also exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
    and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
    but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness;
    for not by might does one prevail.
10 The Lord! His adversaries shall be shattered;
    the Most High will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
    he will give strength to his king,
    and exalt the power of his anointed.”


Psalm 16 (NRSV)

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,
    in whom is all my delight.

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    I have a goodly heritage.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
    my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.
    In your presence there is fullness of joy;
    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2nd Reading

Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 (NRSV)

And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” 13 and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them
    after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
    and I will write them on their minds,”

17 he also adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Mark 13:1-8 (NRSV)

As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Song Suggestions for the Day:

 IN THE LIGHT  Charlie Peacock | 1991\1997 | CCLI Song #755574

 DRESS US UP  John Mark McMillan | 2007 | CCLI Song #5582219

 THE LONGING  David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan \ Stuart Garrard | 2012 | CCLI Song #6331847

 WHAT LOVE IS THIS  Kari Jobe \ Lincoln Brewster \ Mia Fieldes | 2012 | CCLI Song #6183143

 THE SAME LOVE Michael Rossback | Paul Baloche | 2011 | CCLI Song #6180933

 OUR GOD  Chris Tomlin \ Jesse Reeves \ Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2010 | CCLI Song #5677416 

 REIGN IN ME  Jason Ingram \ Paul Baloche | 2011 | CCLI Song  #6180885

 10,000 REASONS  Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2011 | CCLI Song #6016351

 REJOICE  Chris Tomlin \ Ed Cash \ Jesse Reeves | 2006 | CCLI Song #4822523

 LORD ALMIGHTY  Ben Fielding \ Jason Ingram \ Kristian Stanfill | 2010 | CCLI Song #5878875

 ALWAYS  Jason Ingram \ Kristian Stanfill | 2010 | CCLI Song #5881037

 YOUR LOVE IS ALL AROUND  Bryan Brown \ David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan | 2011 | CCLI Song #6180816

 GLORIFIED  Jared Anderson | 2008 | CCLI Song #5078730

 GLORY FALL  Crystal Yates \ Jennie Lee Riddle | 2010 | CCLI Song #6000910

 KINGDOM  Chris Quilala \ Jeffrey Kunde | 2010 | CCLI Song #5875191

 THE STAND  Joel Houston | 2005 | CCLI Song #4705248

 EMMANUEL  Vicky Beeching | 2010 | CCLI Song #5670657

 TASTE OF ETERNITY  Jason Ingram \ Sean Curran | 2011 | CCLI Song #6191410

 LOVE HAS COME  Brown Bannister \ Mark Schultz \ Matthew West \ Sam Mizell | 2009 | CCLI Song #5423196

 ALL IS WELL  Steve Cook \ Vikki Cook | 2012 | CCLI Song #6271804

 ONE TRUE GOD  Don Poythress \ Jennie Lee Riddle \ Tony Wood | 2010 | CCLI Song #5760093

 GOD YOU ARE MY GOD  Jason Ingram \ Paul Mabury \ Rory Noland | 2010 | CCLI Song #5997354

 ONE DAY  Robin Mark \ Vicky Beeching | 2009 | CCLI Song #5462511

 ALL WILL FADE AWAY  Jacob Sooter \ Jason Ingram \ Meredith Andrews | 2009 | CCLI Song #5638204

 THE ANSWER  Braden Lang \ Reuben Morgan | 2009 | CCLI Song #5642661

    This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist
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Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

Tune: ST. ANNE | Isaac Watts \ William Croft | Public Domain | CCLI Song #43152

Tune: PROMISES | Russell Kelso Carter | Public Domain | CCLI Song #31803

Tune: PLAINFIELD | Robert Lowry | Public Domain | CCLI Song #21332 

Tune: WELLESLEY | Frederick William Faber \ Lizzie Shove Tourje | Public Domain | CCLI Song #123216
Tune: LORD, REVIVE US | Frederick William Faber \ Ralph Vaughan Williams | Public Domain | CCLI Song #123216

Tune: DARWALL | Tr. John Chandler \ John Darwall | Public Domain | CCLI Song #471580

Tune: SOON AND VERY SOON | Andraé Crouch | 1971 | CCLI Song #11249

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