Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
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April 29

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 105:23-45

23 Israel also came into Egypt,
and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And He increased His people greatly,
and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate His people
and to deal subtly with His servants.
26 He sent Moses His servant,
and Aaron whom He had chosen.
27 They showed His signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made it dark, and they rebelled not against His word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, even in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke and there came divers sorts of flies and lice in all their borders.
32 He gave them hail for rain and flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees, and broke the trees of their borders.
34 He spoke and the locusts came, and caterpillars without number,
35 and they ate up all the herbs in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold,
and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon them.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering and fire to give light in the night.
40 The people asked, and He brought quails and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock and the waters gushed out, and ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For He remembered His holy promise
and Abraham His servant.
43 And He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen with gladness,
44 and gave them the lands of the heathen;
and they inherited the labor of the people,
45 that they might observe His statutes and keep His laws.
Praise ye the LORD!

Mark 5:21-34 

21 And when Jesus had passed over again by boat unto the other side, many people gathered unto Him; and He was nigh unto the sea. 22 And behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 23 and besought Him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death. I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live." 24 And Jesus went with him, and many people followed Him and thronged Him. 

25 And a certain woman who had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things under many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse, 27 when she had heard of Jesus, came up behind Him in the press of the crowd and touched His garment; 28 for she said, "If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole." 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned about in the press of the crowd and said, 

"Who touched My clothes?" 

31 And His disciples said unto Him, "Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, `Who touched Me?'" 32 And He looked round about to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before Him and told Him all the truth. 34 And He said unto her, 

"Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which you also have received, and wherein ye stand, 2 by which ye also are saved if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you-- unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He arose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve, 6 and that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 And last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all -- yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. 

1 Samuel 8

1 And it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre and took bribes and perverted judgment.

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel at Ramah 5 and said unto him, "Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways. Now make us a king to judge us, like all the nations." 6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. 7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, "Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee; for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken Me and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. 9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice. However, yet protest solemnly unto them and show them the ways of the king that shall reign over them."

10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people who asked of him a king. 11 And he said, "This will be the manner of the king who shall reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for himself, for his chariots and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. 12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands and captains over fifties, and will set them to till his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war and instruments of his chariots. 13 And he will take your daughters to be confectioners and to be cooks and to be bakers. 14 And he will take your fields and your vineyards and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. 15 And he will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards, and give to his officers and to his servants. 16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. 17 He will take a tenth of your sheep; and ye shall be his servants. 18 And ye shall cry out on that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day."

19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel, and they said, "Nay; but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles." 21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he recounted them in the ears of the LORD. 22 And the LORD said to Samuel, "Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king." And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, "Go ye every man unto his city."

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 13:14

Love the Lord all thy life, 
and call upon Him for thy salvation.

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