First Sunday after Easter
God of mission, you raised Jesus Christ as the first born of the dead: by your Holy Spirit, empower us to witness to him, so that those who have not yet seen may come to believe in him, who was, and is, and is to come, and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
READING: Acts 4: 32-35
33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO John 20:19-31
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
Go now, sent by the one who was sent by God.
Walk in the light;
testify to the resurrection of Christ;
forgive the sins of all,
and live at peace with one another. ©2003 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net
The blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us, and remain with us always. Amen
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen