Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers


T he S eason from E aster to P entecost

Fourth Sunday of Easter May 8 - 14, 2022


On Easter Sunday we celebrate the bodily resurrection of Jesus. The same lowly Nazarene – he who was betrayed by his own disciple, who suffered under Pilate’s cruel gaze, who was crucified on a Roman cross, and who was buried in a borrowed tomb – the same Lord rose triumphantly on the third day. Jesus has risen from death to life through the power of God. “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!”

THIS WEEK’S THEME Restored to Life Again, Acts 9.36-43

In Joppa there lived a disciple named Tabitha (Dorcas) who was full of good works and acts of charity. When she became ill and died, she was washed and laid in an upper room. They summoned Peter, who went with them, and arriving there he put the mourners outside, knelt down, and prayed. He said, “Tabitha, arise.” And Dorcas opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Peter gave her his hand, and raised her up. After calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive to them. This miracle of God’s power became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Daily Devotional Guide Preparing Our Hearts

Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation God and Father of our Lord Jesus, God of life and strength, in the name of your Son you provide healing, grace, and eternal life. You alone can restore, and you alone can heal. Teach us to rely on your strength, and to trust in your hand alone for all things, for you and you only can restore us to life again, by your saving power. In Jesus’s name, amen.

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