Sunday, April 17, 2016

4th Sunday of Easter (D)

Genesis 38:1-30 OR Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
Psalm 10
Matthew 22:23-33 OR Mark 12:18-27 (OR Luke 20:27-40)
2Corinthians 7:2-16


Holy LORD, you are the God of the living, not the dead! For you, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, spoke from the burning bush about our ancestors, and spoke of them as living with you. Truly, you are the God of the Resurrection! Yours is the power, revealed in your Word, by which the dead are raised to new life and Christ Jesus your Son is the head of your new creation. By your grace, you have given us the Spirit of your risen Son to dwell in our hearts, that we might die to sin and self and live together with Christ in your eternal presence. This, O LORD, is our great consolation, and by this promise, you give us joy to see us through every temporary affliction. Therefore, we draw near to you, to offer you our thanks and praise. Come, LORD, and receive our humble, yet exultant, testimony to your goodness!

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