This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding that we read of in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.


O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8

This Weeks Readings

MondayIsaiah 5:1-7
Galatians 5:16-26
Psalm 80
TuesdayIsaiah 32:9-20
James 3:17-18
Psalm 80
WednesdayIsaiah 65:17-5
John 14:18-31
Psalm 80
ThursdayIsaiah 49:5-6
Acts 10:1-34
Psalm 98
FridayIsaiah 42:5-9
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 98
SaturdayDeuteronomy 32:44-47
Mark 10:42-45
Psalm 98
April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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