June 30th, 2024 – 6 after Pentecost with Prayers for Canada

You can join the service on YouTube!
The stream will begin shortly before 10 am, and you’re able to watch or re-watch the live-stream at this YouTube link at any time.

The order of service is available here.
Having it handy will make it easier to join in more fully–includes the words to the hymns, the readings & all of the responses. It also has prayers that you may wish to use as those physically present receive the eucharist.

This is the sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings we hear:
A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.

Our cover image is a photograph of a window in the Mulungwishi United Methodist Church mission station in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The photo was shared by the mission’s flickr account, and is used under the CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.