Getting Ready for the Third Sunday in Easter
Reflection on the Word in our Worship
And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
-Luke 24:33-35 (ESV)
Remember, though, dearly beloved, how the Lord Jesus desired to be recognized in the breaking of bread, by those whose eyes had been kept till then from recognizing him. The faithful know what I’m talking about. They know Christ in the breaking of bread. It isn’t every loaf of bread, you see, but the one that receives Christ’s blessing and becomes the body of Christ. -St. Augustine
The Collect of the Week
Almighty God, you gave your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly living: Give us grace thankfully to receive his inestimable benefits, and daily to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
Old Testament Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-47
Psalm 116:11-16 (below playlist)
New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 1:13-25
Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13–35
11 What shall I give unto the Lord *
for all the benefits that he has done unto me?
12 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
13 I will pay my vows unto the Lord
in the presence of all his people; *
dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
14 O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant, and the child of your handmaid;
you have broken my bonds asunder.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and will call upon the Name of the Lord.
16 I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the sight of all his people, *
in the courts of the Lord’s house, even in the midst of you,
O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.