August 7, 2011 is the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
For Revised Common Lectionary users, a larger version of the Romans lesson is used for Proper 8, year A, which was June 26 this year; the Mark lesson is not used in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)
Lord of all power and might, who art the Author and Giver all good things; grant in our hearts the love of thy Name; increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Â Amen.
- Epistle: Rom. vi. 19-23 (end).
- Gospel: Mark. viii, 1-9.
A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)
Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver all good things; grant in our hearts the love of thy name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and of thy great mercy keep us in the same through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Gospel, St. Mark viii. 1.
- Epistle, Rom. vi. 16.
The Markan text of feeding the 4,000 has excellent homiletical potential, and especially if paired with the celebration of communion. Some Pietists consider this to be a proto-Eucharistic text.