MAY 1, 2022

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

ACTS 9:1-6[7-20]; PSALM 30; REVELATION 5:11-14; JOHN 21:1-19;

The disciples make a big splash and eat breakfast with the risen Jesus.  Wading in the water (remembering baptism) and eating with Jesus (celebrating holy communion) is our weekly encounter with the risen Christ.  Jesus asks us again and again: Do you love me?  And Jesus invites us, again and again, to follow him, bringing the Easter life to others.

MAY 8, 2022

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ACTS 9:36-43; PSALM 23; REVELATION 7:9-17; JOHN 10:22-30

The gift of new life, of eternal life, is the gift of the risen Christ. It is the promise of Jesus.  It was true for Dorcas in Joppa.  It was true for those “who have come out of the great ordeal” in the Revelation vision. It is true for us and for all the baptized: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

MAY 15, 2022

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ACTS 11:1-18; PSALM 148; REVELATION 21:1-6; JOHN 13:31-35

Easter invites a new day.  It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth.  The risen Christ is making all things new.  In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us.  Today Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light – through the lens of love.

MAY 22, 2022

SIXTH SUNDAY IN EASTER

ACTS 16:9-15; PSALM 67; REVELATION 21:10, 22-22:5; JOHN 14:23-29;

Visions abound in the readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter.  Paul has a vision about what to do.  John has a vision of what will be.  Jesus provides visions of peace that surpasses human understanding and power beyond human imagination.

May 29, 2022

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ACTS 16:16-34; PSALM 97; REVELATION 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, JOHN 17:20-26

It is possible to hear in Jesus’ high priestly prayer, a prayer he offered shortly before his death, the petitions of the ascended Christ for his own throughout history-to our day-and beyond.  Jesus prays for us. In holy baptism we become believers in God, have our robes washed in the flood of Christ’s forgiveness, and receive the gift of life forever with all the saints.