On this Fifth Sunday of the Easter Season, we read of the faith of Stephen, the first known martyr of the Christian faith, and a Psalm that may have given him courage as he proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ in the face of hostility. The readings in Peter's epistle and John's gospel speak to us of the unity of Christ and the Father, and the newness of life that believers are called to by the Triune God.
May you continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Risen Lord throughout the entire Easter Season, growing closer to Him through the reading of His Word.
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
• Acts 7: 55- 60 •
A Reading from the Psalms
• Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 •
A Reading from the Epistles
• 1 Peter 2:2-10 •
A Reading from the Gospel
• John 14:1-14 •
Risen Christ, you prepare a place for us, in the home of the Father of us all. Draw us more deeply into yourself, through scripture read, water splashed, bread broken, and wine poured, so that when our hearts are troubled, we will know you more completely as the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.