The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit!


Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

This Weeks Readings

Monday1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19
Psalm 115
TuesdayNumbers 8:5-22
Titus 1:1-9
Psalm 115
WednesdayEzra 9:5-15
John 16:16-24
Psalm 115
ThursdayGenesis 2:4b-7
1 Corinthians 15:42b-49
Psalm 33:12-22
FridayJob 37:1-13
1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Psalm 33:12-22
SaturdayExodus 15:6-11
John 7:37-39
Psalm 33:12-22
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