Friday, July 30, 2021
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. I was dead and behold I am alive forever and ever. Because I live, you also will live.
Daily Readings for Friday, July 30, 2021
- Morning Psalms 88; 148
- First Reading 2 Samuel 5:1-12
- Second Reading Acts 17:1-15
- Gospel Reading Mark 7:24-37
- Evening Psalms 6; 20
O God of grace, you have given us new and living hope in Jesus Christ. We thank you that by dying Christ destroyed the power of death, and by rising from the grave opened the way to eternal life. Help us to know that because he lives, we shall live also; and that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come shall be able to separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to the hopeless. Though we cannot command or possess your power, we pray for those who want to be healed. Mend their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make broken people whole again. Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that, though death is against us, you are for us, and have promised renewed and risen life in Jesus Christ the Lord. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
American Red Cross Blood Drive
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
601 Claymont Drive, Ballwin, MO.
in Gleason Hall
The Red Cross is experiencing severe blood shortage at this time. Sign up for an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org/Donate/Blood and enter the Sponsor Code “Saintmarkpres” or download the Blood Donor app to your iPhone.
The need is very great to ensure blood is available during emergencies when every second matters and needed surgeries and treatments for leukemia, cancer and sickle cell disease is not delayed.
BE THE ONE WHO BRINGS HOPE AND HEALING TO THOSE PATIENTS IN NEED.
For dates August 1-15 donors will be entered for a chance to win an exclusive VIP journey for two to the 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Also, youth donors ages 18-24 only will be entered to win an exclusive Apple tech package during the month of August.