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The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sister or brother in need.

PRAYER:

PRAYER: O Lord Christ, good shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and guide us into your fold. Feed us, and we shall be satisfied; heal us, and we shall be whole. Make us one with you. Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth, we humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the fruitfulness of the land and the seas; and may prosper all who labor therein, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give you thanks, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

READINGS:

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

This Weeks Readings

Monday1 Samuel 16:1-13
John 10:11-18
Psalm 95
Tuesday1 Chronicles 11:1-9
Revelation 7:131-17
Psalm 95
WednesdayMicah 7:8-20
Mark 14:26-31
Psalm 95
ThursdayAmos 8:1-7
Acts 8:1b-8
Psalm 22:25-31
FridayAmos 8:11-13
Acts 8:9-25
Psalm 22:25-31
SaturdayAmos 9:7-15
Mark 4:30-32
Psalm 22:25-31
April 22, 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Easter