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Readings & Prayers for the week of April 29th, 2018

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READINGS & PRAYERS

Jesus is Risen! This week continues in the season of Eastertide. Easter is about Jesus’ resurrection. We celebrate his rising from the dead and his triumph over sin, death and hell!

Monday Psalm 34 | Leviticus 16.1-19 | 1 Thess. 4.13-18 | Matthew 6.1-18

Father, helps us to seek the values that will bring us eternal joy in this changing world. In our desire for what you promise make us one in mind and heart.

Tuesday Psalm 35 | Leviticus 16.20-34 | 1 Thess. 5.1-11 | Matthew 6.7-15

Father, you restored your people to eternal life by raising Christ, your Son from death. Make our faith strong and our hope sure. May we never doubt that you will fulfill the promises you have made.

Wednesday Psalm 36 | Leviticus 19.1-18 | 1 Thess. 5.12-28 | Matt. 6.19-24

Father of all holiness, guide our hearts to you. Keep in the light of your truth all those you have freed from the darkness of unbelief.

Thursday Psalm 37 | Leviticus 19.26-37 | 2 Thess. 1.1-12 | Matthew 6.25-34

Father, in your love you have brought us from evil to good and from misery to happiness. Through your blessings give the courage of perseverance to those you have called and justified by faith.

Friday Psalm 38 | Leviticus 23.1-22 | 2 Thessalonians 2.1-17 | Matthew 7.1-12

Lord, by this Easter mystery prepare us for eternal life. May our celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection guide us to salvation.

Saturday Psalm 39 | Leviticus 23.23-44 | 2 Thess. 3.1-18 | Matthew 7.13-21

Loving Father, through our rebirth in baptism you give us your life and promise immortality. By your unceasing care, guide our steps toward the life of glory.

Sunday Psalm 40 | Leviticus 25.1-17 | James 1.2-18 | Luke 12.13-21




Ever-living God, help us to celebrate our joy in the resurrection of the Lord and to express in our lives the love we celebrate.


*These readings and prayers are collected & adapted from For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church


NEW CITY CATECHISM

Q35: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?

A: All the gifts we receive from Christ we receive through the Holy Spirit, including faith itself.


SUNDAY’S LITURGY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

(Psalm 150)


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: HEIDELBERG CATECHISM Q1

What is your only comfort in life and death?

My only comfort in life and in death is that I am not my own,

but belong in body and soul, in life and in death – to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,

and he has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.  

He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head

without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life

and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.


CLOSING SCRIPTURE

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12.2-3)

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