Saturday: Preparation for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hebrew Scripture Lesson from the Torah: Deuteronomy 32:44-47

Moses came and recited all the words of this song [The Song of Moses, Deuteronomy 32:1-43] in the hearing of the people, he and Joshua son of Nun. When Moses had finished reciting all these words to all Israel, he said to them: “Take to heart all the words that I am giving in witness against you today; give them as a command to your children, so that they may diligently observe all the words of this law. This is no trifling matter for you, but rather your very life; through it you may live long in the land that you are crossing over the Jordan to possess.”

Psalm 98

O sing to the Lord a new song,
 for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
 have gotten him victory.
The Lord has made known his victory;
 he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
 to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
 the victory of our God.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
 break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
 with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
 make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
 the world and those who live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands;
 let the hills sing together for joy
at the presence of the Lord,
 for he is coming
 to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
 and the peoples with equity.

New Testament Gospel Lesson: Mark 10:42-45

[{Mark 10:35-41} James and John have asked to sit at Jesus' right and left hands when in his glory. The other apostles were angry with them.]

Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles

So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

This event is also told in Matthew 20:24-28.

Year B Easter 6 Saturday

Bible verses from The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All right reserved.

Selections from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright 1995 by the Consultation on Common Texts.

Image credit: Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles, an icon of Pskov school, from Wikimedia Commons. This is a public domain image.

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