Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday Title: Sight Sunday
Sermon Title: A cross the distance.
Jeremiah 31:7-9 "Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel."
Psalm 126 Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
Hebrews 7:23-28 Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself.
Mark 10:46-52 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly,
"Son of David, have mercy on me!"
All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: Let us mortals approach God who is holy, blameless, undefiled,
for the forgiveness of our sins. (pause to remember God calls us to be holy, blameless, and undefiled)
P: Lord God...
C: we do not respect you as a loving parent.
we do not rejoice with our distant kindred
especially when you gather us together.
We do not cry out for your mercy,
nor insist on your righteousness.
Perhaps because we are not ready to retrun to you,
and follow you on the way.
For us the sins we name:
have mercy upon us,
From the sins we hide:
save us, save, O Lord, your people. (Pause for reflection)
P: It is Christ Jesus who is able make intercession on behalf of us mortals. It is in Christ Jesus’ faithfulness, once and for all, that our sins are forgiven. Now shall our witness be that the Lord has done great things for us? And will we walk in straight path and not stumble? All too the glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!