Seventh Sunday after Easter, May 24

The Collect: O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Lesson: Acts 1:6-14 read from the King James Bible

Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 read from the Lexham English Bible

Gospel: John 17:1-11 read from the New Century Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On May 25 we celebrate the life of Bede, the Venerable Priest and Monk of Jarrow. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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