Readings for the Week of April 20th

Psalm 23 • Acts 4:13-21 & 5:27-32 • Rev 7:9-17 • John 10:22-30 “O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives…

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Easter Isn’t Over

Two weeks ago I was having brunch at the home of someone in our congregation. A child was there. I watched as she walked from the line with a plate full of food. Her plate looked like this:  one deviled egg, one sausage patty, one blueberry pancake without syrup, one very large doughnut, one chocolate…

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Readings for the Week of April 13

Psalm 30 • Acts 9:1-20 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19 “O God, whose blessed Son made himself know to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy…

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Readings for the Week of April 6th

 Psalm 118:14-29 • Acts 5:27-32 • Revelation 1:4-8 • John 20:19-31 “Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our…

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Readings for the 6th Week of Lent

Psalm 31:9-16 • Isaiah 50:4-9a • Phi 2:5-11 • Luke 22:14-23:56 “Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility:  Mercifully grant that…

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Readings for the 5th Week of Lent

Psalm 126 • Isaiah 43:16-21 • Philippians 3:4-14 • John 12:1-8 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  – Isaiah 43:18-19 Almighty God,…

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Readings for the Fourth Week of Lent

Psalm 32 • Joshua 5:9-12 • 2 Cor 5:16-21 • Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 “Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with…

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Readings for the 3rd Week of Lent

Psalm 63:1-6 • Exodus 3:1-15 • I Corinthians 10:1-13 • Luke 13:1-9 “Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all…

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Readings for the 2nd Week of Lent

Ps 27 • Gen 15:1-18 • Phil 3:17-4:1 • Luke 13:31-35 “O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ…

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