026 Third Sunday of Easter

 

Sentence: Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

Collect: O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Acts 2:14a,36-41

Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified." Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?" Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him." And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." So those who welcomed his message were baptised, and that day about three thousand persons were added. Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 116 APBA p 346

1. I love the LORD because he heard my voice:

the voice of my supplication;

2. Because he inclined his ear to me:

in the day that I called to him.

3. The cords of death encompassed me, the snares of the grave took hold on me:

I was in anguish and sorrow.

4. Then I called upon the name of the LORD:

O LORD, I beseech you, deliver me!"

11. How shall I repay the LORD:

for all his benefits to me?

12. I will take up the cup of salvation:

and call upon the name of the LORD.

13. I will pay my vows to the LORD:

in the presence of all his people.

14. Grievous in the sight of the LORD:

is the death of his faithful ones.

15. O LORD, I am your servant, your servant and the child of your handmaid:

you have unloosed my bonds.

16. I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving:

and call upon the name of the LORD.

17. I will pay my vows to the LORD:

in the presence of all his people,

18. In the courts of the house of the LORD:

even in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

 

1 Peter 1:13-25

Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God. Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever." That word is the good news that was announced to you. Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

 

Matthew 28:8-15a ... Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After the priests had assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, "You must say, 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' If this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." So they took the money and did as they were directed. For the Gospel of the Lord, praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.