Live the word to Sunday


Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Preparing the way for the Lord, to let God’s Word work in your life during the week to make your worship experience more meaningful. Sermons during Worship services are often based upon the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to join us in a small group bible study, Sunday morning between the services, from 9 to 10 o’clock.

Previous week (4/9/2017, Psalm Sunday) Isaiah 4:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11 ; Matthew 27:11-54
Prior week (4/16/2017, Easter Sunday) Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:5-43 ; John 20:1-18
Last week (4/23/2017, Second Sunday of Easter) Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9 ; John 20:19-31

April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter

Discovering the empty tomb and the Risen Christ, we walk through 50 days awaiting the Holy Spirit to Pentecost. Our liturgy leads us from this year through the Gospel of Matthew, the first year of a three year cycle. As you read this week, consider how the Living Word speaks to you. Jesus is calling you to respond to his Word. Consider the hopeful questions: Where does my help come from? Where do I see God active in the world? How is God calling me to live my life? These scriptures point us toward these profound questions and to faith and to the saving grace of God. It is our hope and prayer that your worship experience be enhanced as you gain a greater sense that God is with you in Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:14, 36-41 – But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them…”
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice…
1 Peter 1:17-23 – If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people according to their deeds…”
Luke 24:13-35 – Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus…”

Next week (5/7/2017, Fourth Sunday of Easter) Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:19-25 ; John 10:1-10
Week after next (5/14/2017, Fifth Sunday of Easter) Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
And then (5/21/2017, Sixth Sunday of Easter) Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

May the Living Word dwell and lead your heart. May you hear and respond to the Word fully, by seeking to live as Jesus intended and coming to know him through his grace and healing power. May the power of Living Word bring the presence of God in you. To God be the Glory.

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