OPENING HYMN ~ 255

Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

PRAYER OF THE DAY ~ O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you alone make holy. Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day. Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST LESSON ~ Ezekial 17:22-24

PSALM OF THE DAY ~ Psalm 92

SECOND LESSON ~ 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

GOSPEL ~ Mark 4:26-34

HYMN OF THE DAY ~ 188

Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

SERMON ~ Mark 4:26-34 (Gospel)

HYMN ~ 544

Preach You the Word

CLOSING HYMN ~ 322

On What Has Now Been Sown