The gift of new life, of eternal life, is the gift of the risen Christ. It is the promise of Jesus. It was true for Dorcas in Joppa. It was true for those “who have come out of the great ordeal” in the Revelation vision. It is true for us and for all the baptized: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


O God of peace, you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep. By the blood of your eternal covenant, make us complete in everything good that we may do your will, and work among us all that is well-pleasing in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Readings and Psalm

Acts 9:36-43

Peter raises Tabitha/Dorcas from the dead

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.

Revelation 7:9-17

A white-robed multitude sings before the Lamb

John 10:22-30

Jesus promises eternal life to his sheep

This Weeks Readings

Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019
MondayEzekiel 37:15-28
Revelation 15:1-4
Psalm 100
TuesdayEzekiel 45:1-9
Acts 9:32-35
Psalm 100
WednesdayJeremiah 50:17-20
John 10:31-42
Psalm 100
ThursdayEzekiel 2:8—3:11
Revelation 10:1-11
Psalm 148
FridayDaniel 7:13-14
Revelation 11:15
Psalm 148
SaturdayDaniel 7:27
Revelation 11:16-19
Psalm 148

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