Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday April 23
The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson: Acts 2:14a,22-32 read from the Message Bible
Psalm 16 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Peter 1:3-9 read from The Modern English Version Bible
Gospel: John 20:19-31 read from The New American Standard Bible
Closing Prayer: On April 27th we remember Christina Rossetti, Poet