The scripture reading is Mark 3:1-7: 1Again Jesus entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2The Pharisees watched Jesus to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” 4Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. 7Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him.