Week of Sunday, July 7
7th Sunday after Pentecost
We will also celebrate the baptism of Alice-Pearl Mack!
Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the between: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.
Readings and Psalm
The call of Ezekiel
Our eyes look to you, O God, until you show us your mercy. (Ps. 123:2)
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
God’s power made perfect in weakness
Sending of the Twelve to preach and heal