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   Sunday Service: 10:30.  Office and Pastor's Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 til 2:00; Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30.


         Last updated: 07/10/2024

The Lay Leader for Sunday,  July 14, is Cindy

1st READING: Ruth 2:14-24

14. At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here, and eat some of this bread, and dip your morsel in the sour wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he heaped up for her some parched grain. She ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. 15. When she got up to glean, Boaz instructed his young men, “Let her glean even among the standing sheaves, and do not reproach her. 16. You must also pull out some handfuls for her from the bundles, and leave them for her to glean, and do not rebuke her.” 17. So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

18. She picked it up and came into the town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gleaned. Then she took out and gave her what was left over after she herself had been satisfied. 19. Her mother-in-law said to her, “Where did you glean today? And where have you worked? Blessed be the man who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.” 20. Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a relative of ours, one of our nearest kin with the right to redeem.

21. Then Ruth the Moabite said, “He even said to me, “Stay close by my servants, until they have finished all my harvest.’ “ 22. Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is better, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, otherwise you might be bothered in another field.” 23. So she stayed close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests; and she lived with her mother-in-law.

 

GOSPEL: Mark 6:14-29 14.

King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15. But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16. But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17. For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had married her. 18. For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.” 19. And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20. for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.

21. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. 22. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” 23. And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” 24. She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” 25. Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26. The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her.

27. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28. brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother.  29. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.