In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.


Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

This Weeks Readings

MondayJudges 6:36-40
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Psalm 114
TuesdayJonah 1:1-17
1 Corinthians 15:19-28
Psalm 114
WednesdayJonah 2:1-10
Matthew 12:38-42
Psalm 114
ThursdayIsaiah 25:1-5
1 Peter 1:8b-12
Psalm 116;1-4,12-19
FridayIsaiah 26:1-4
1 Peter 1:13-16
Psalm 116;1-4,12-19
SaturdayIsaiah 25:6-9
Luke 14:12-14
Psalm 116;1-4,12-19
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