Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them, and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.


O God, your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24:13-35

This Weeks Readings

MondayGenesis 18:1-14
1 Peter 1:23-25
Psalm 134
TuesdayProverbs 8:32-9:6
1 Peter 2:1-3
Psalm 134
WednesdayExodus 24:1-11
John 21:1-14
Psalm 134
ThursdayExodus 2:15b-25
1 Peter 2:9-12
Psalm 23
FridayExodus 3:16-22;4:18- 20
1 Peter 2:13-17
Psalm 23
SaturdayEzekiel 34:1-16
Luke 15:1-7
Psalm 23
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