Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2

The Collect: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: Acts 8:26-40 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicized

Psalm 22:24-30 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 John 4:7-21 read from the World English Bible

Gospel: John 15:1-8 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On May 8 we celebrate the life of Dame Julian of Norwich. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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