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Second Sunday after Easter - 2018

The Second Sunday after Easter.
Isaiah 42:5-10
Haec dicit Dominus Deus
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; * he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it;
He that giveth breath unto the people upon it, * and spirit to them that walk therein:
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, * and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, * and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, * neither my praise to graven images.
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: * before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, * ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

The Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, who has given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God, who by the humiliation of Thy Son didst raise up the fallen world: grant unto Thy faithful ones perpetual gladness, and those whom Thou hast delivered from the dangers of everlasting death do Thou make partakers of eternal joys; through the same, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. Amen (Brotherhood Prayer Book).

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40.1-11
Psalter: Psalm 21, 23 | 116, 117
Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 2.19-25
Gospel Reading: St. John 10.11-16

Personal: Here’s my review of a wonderful book on the Lord’s Supper:

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