Readings - Sunday, 4 July 2021 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 9)

Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a new semi-continuous set, and (b) a set related thematically to the gospels (as in the earlier form of the lectionary). It is intended that either one of these two sets be used throughout and that they not be mixed.

First Reading:
a) 2 Samuel 5:1-5,9,10 David becomes king over Israel
b) Ezekiel 2:1-5 Prophet to a rebellious nation (Begin: 'The Lord said: . . . ')

a) Psalm 48 - a) Psalm 48 Antiphon: Psalm 48 Antiphon: Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised (in the city of our God). (Ps 48:1a NRSV)
b) Psalm 123 - b) Psalm 123 Antiphon: Psalm 123 Antiphon: Our eyes look to the Lord our God, until he has mercy upon us. (Ps 123:2b NRSV)

Responsive Psalm:
Psalm 48_standard
Psalm 48_widescreen
Psalm 123_standard
Psalm 123_widescreen

Second Reading:
2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Paul boasts of his weaknesses

Mark 6:1-13 Jesus rejected in his home town; sends out the Twelve

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