Sunday, April 21, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Easter




The Lessons Appointed for the Fourth Sunday of Easter



The Collect 

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Readings



Praying the Gospel

The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his, and he is mine forever. With grateful thanks to you, Lord God, for this gift. Amen




Service Information


 04/21/2024 Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 8:30 a.m.  
Officiant: Rev. Ken Staib

04/28/2024 Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 8:30 a.m.  
Officiant: Rev. Ken Staib

05/05/2024 Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.  
Officiant: To be Announced

           05/12/2024 Holy Eucharist Rite 2 at 8:30 a.m.                 Officiant: Rev. Ken Staib. 







Good Shepherd Sunday

The Fourth Sunday in Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  

In the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter Jesus says:

,“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

In addition, the psalm appointed to be read on that Sunday is the 23rd Psalm- "The Lord is my shepherd.

We are reminded that Jesus is our Good Shepherd, and we thus focus on celebrating the love that flows from Jesus, as our Good Shepherd.



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