Sunday Prayers – 18 July, 2021

Coptic Icon of Christ the Good Shepherd.

This Sunday is the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. The Nativity will live-stream Sunday Prayers to our YouTube channel. Our Director of Music will play for about ten minutes before the service begins at 9:30 a.m.

You’ll be able to participate in the service live, or watch it at any later time.

The order of service can be found here.

Here’s what Sundays and Seasons has to say about the readings we’ll hear:
Mark’s gospel makes clear how great is the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn’t think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.