Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – 01 July – Mk 5:22-24, 35b-43 ~ “Little girl, get up!”

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

God of the living, in whose image we have been formed with imperishable life as our destiny, dispel from your people the fear of death and awaken within us the faith that saves. Bid us rise from the death of sin to take our place in the new creation. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Your Love Awakens Me” – Phil Wickham


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Gospel Reading: Mk 5:22-24, 35b-43 (NLT)

Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, pleading fervently with him. “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.”

Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him.
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Messengers arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. They told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.”

But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”

Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn’t let anyone go with him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James). When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw much commotion and weeping and wailing. He went inside and asked, “Why all this commotion and weeping? The child isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.”

The crowd laughed at him. But he made them all leave, and he took the girl’s father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying. Holding her hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means “Little girl, get up!” And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! They were overwhelmed and totally amazed. Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell anyone what had happened, and then he told them to give her something to eat.
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Prayers of Intercession:

Compassionate God, you graciously listen to us and respond with loving-kindness. Hear us now and help us as we pray on behalf of your people –

+ For those who suffer from disease, that we may be strengthened and healed…. Lord, hear us.
+ For those who care for the sick, that we may reflect your generosity and kindness…. Lord, hear us.
+ For those who care for the dying, that we may be filled with your compassion…. Lord, hear us.
+ For parents who have endured the death of a child, that we may receive your comfort…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all who have experienced the pain of loss, that we may make a new start…. Lord, hear us.
+ For those on summer vacation, that we may safely return home refreshed and renewed…. Lord, hear us.
+ For those suffering persecution, that we may be delivered from evil and find respite…. Lord, hear us.
+ For those who have died in Christ, particularly under tragic circumstances, that they may enter into the joy of heaven…. Lord, hear us.

Lord our God, you rescue your people from despair and help them in every difficulty: be with us in our times of trial and receive our prayers, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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“Joy Comes in the Morning” – Joy Gardner


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Blessing – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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