Pent 5b | OT 13b | Proper 8b – June 28, 2015


Scripture for the Day:

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 (Semicontinuous)
Psalm 130 (Semicontinuous)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

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 1st Reading

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 (NRSV)

1 After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag.

17 David intoned this lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan. 18 (He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.) He said:

19 Your glory, O Israel, lies slain upon your high places!
    How the mighty have fallen!
20 Tell it not in Gath,
    proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon;
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,
    the daughters of the uncircumcised will exult.

21 You mountains of Gilboa,
    let there be no dew or rain upon you,
    nor bounteous fields!
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
    the shield of Saul, anointed with oil no more.

22 From the blood of the slain,
    from the fat of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
    nor the sword of Saul return empty.

23 Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely!
    In life and in death they were not divided;
they were swifter than eagles,
    they were stronger than lions.

24 O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
    who clothed you with crimson, in luxury,
    who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

25 How the mighty have fallen
    in the midst of the battle!

Jonathan lies slain upon your high places.
26     I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
greatly beloved were you to me;
    your love to me was wonderful,
    passing the love of women.

27 How the mighty have fallen,
    and the weapons of war perished!

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.


Psalm 130 (NRSV)

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
    Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
    so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
    more than those who watch for the morning,
    more than those who watch for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
    For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
    and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel
    from all its iniquities.

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

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (NRSV)

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10 And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— 11 now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15 As it is written,

“The one who had much did not have too much,
    and the one who had little did not have too little.”

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 5:21-43 (NRSV)

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

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.

Contemporary Song Suggestions for the Day: 

 EVERLASTING GOD  Brenton Brown \ Ken Riley | 2005 | CCLI Song #4556538

 HOPE WILL RISE  Aubree Huffman \ Chris Crow \ Emily Moore \ Kristy Starling \ Lael Ewing | Maggie Payne | 2012 | CCLI Song #6238713

 LORD I NEED YOU  Christy Nockels \ Daniel Carson \ Jesse Reeves \ Kristian Stanfill \ Matt Maher | 2011 | CCLI Song #5925687

 FIND YOU ON MY KNEES  Ben Glover \ Kari Jobe \ Matt Bronleewe | 2012 | CCLI Song #6183112

 YOU ALONE CAN RESCUE  Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2008 | CCLI Song #5376377

 NEVER GONNA LET ME GO  Jason Ingram \ Kristian Stanfill | 2014 | CCLI Song #7017784

 CHANGE THE WAY  Aaron Shust | 2005 | CCLI Song #4795681

 FOREVER REIGN Jason Ingram \ Reuben Morgan | 2009 | CCLI Song #5639997

 ALIVE  Anthony Hoisington \ Chris Hoisington \ David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan | 2011 | CCLI Song #5881082

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

 TO GOD ALONE  Aaron Shust \ Jason Ingram | 2008 | CCLI Song #5466782

 BLESSINGS  Laura Story | 2011 | CCLI Song #5897818

 SOMETIMES  David Crowder | 2011 | CCLI Song #5925711

 THE HURT AND THE HEALER  Barry Graul \ Bart Millard \ Jim Bryson \ Mike Scheuchzer \ Nathan Cochran \ Robby Shaffer | 2012 | CCLI Song #6293916

 I WILL RISE Chris Tomlin \ Jesse Reeves \ Louie Giglio \ Matt Maher | 2008 | CCLI Song #5183450

 THE TABLE  Chris Tomlin \ Ed Cash \ Wayne Jolley | 2014 | CCLI Song #7028956

 PRAISE IS THE OFFERING  Glenn Packiam \ Shannon Alford \ Sion Alford | 2010 | CCLI Song #5783647

 MIRACLE OF GRACE Curtis Stephan | 2008 | CCLI Song #5767814

 MAJESTY  Martin Smith \ Stuart Garrard | 2003, 2004 | CCLI Song #4219071

 GREAT ARE YOU LORD  David Leonard \ Jason Ingram \ Leslie Jordan | 2012 | CCLI Song #6460220

 GIVING IT ALL TO YOU  Lisa Gungor \ Michael Gungor | 2007 | CCLI Song #4943309

 RAISED TO LIFE  Chris Brown \ Mack Brock \ Matt Redman \ Steven Furtick | 2013 | CCLI Song #7011534

 ALIVE AGAIN  Jason Ingram \ Matt Maher | 2011 | CCLI Song #5553530

 THE NAME OF JESUS  Chris Tomlin \ Daniel Carson \ Ed Cash \ Jesse Reeves \ Kristian Stanfill \ Matt Redman | 2010 | CCLI Song #5869932

 LIFESONG  Mark Hall | 2005 | CCLI Song #4578839

 ENOUGH  Chris Tomlin \ Louie Giglio | 2002 | CCLI Song #3599479

 JESUS LOVES ME  Ben Glover \ Chris Tomlin \ Reuben Morgan | 2014 | CCLI Song #7028829

 HE IS FAITHFUL  Bryan Torwalt \ Katie Torwalt | 2011 | CCLI Song #6087902

 LOVE CAME DOWN  Brian Johnson \ Ian McIntosh \ Jenn Johnson \ Jeremy Edwardson \ Jeremy Riddle | 2009 | CCLI Song #5148938

 HEALING BEGINS  Jason Ingram \ Jeff Owen \ Mike Donehey | 2010 | CCLI Song #5854349 

 OUR GOD SAVES  Brenton Brown \ Paul Baloche | 2007 | CCLI Song #4972837

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

 JUST AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA  Charlotte Elliott \ William Batchelder Bradbury | Public Domain | CCLI Song #23206 | Hymnary

 O CHRIST THE HEALER  Fred Pratt Green | 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Inc | CCLI Song #2854744 | Hymnary

 I AM TRUSTING THEE, LORD JESUS  Frances Ridley Havergal | Public Domain | CCLI Song #39544 | Hymnary

 I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES  Samuel Medley \ John Hatton | Public Domain | CCLI Song #141810 | Hymnary

 ‘TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS  Louisa M. R. Stead \ William James Kirkpatrick | Public Domain | CCLI Song #22609 | Hymnary

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