Week of Sunday, July 22
9th Sunday after Pentecost

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Confirmation Sunday and Bishop Miller visits
Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn’t think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.

Readings and Psalm
Jeremiah 23:1-6
From David’s line, a righteous shepherd for Israel
Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. (Ps. 23:1)
Ephesians 2:11-22
Reconciled to God through Christ, our peace
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Christ healing the multitudes

It has been a LIT two years, and now the confirmation youths have come to a new beginning, marked by the completion of their confirmation classes!

Come celebrate with us! See the bishop do some cool confirmation moves. Cheer on our youth for being really amazing, and affirming their faith in the presence of God and our community.