Tuesday of The 5th Week of Easter, 12 May 2020 – John 14:27-31, Acts 14:19-28, Psalm 145 ~ peace of mind and heart

Tuesday of The 5th Week of Easter, 12 May 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Lord our God, in the resurrection of Christ you create us anew for eternal life. Grant your people firmness in faith and constancy in hope: let us never doubt that you will fulfill what we know you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“The peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

A Reading from the Gospels: John 14:27-31 (NLT)

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe.

“I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me, but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.

A Reading from the Book of Acts: Acts 14:19-28 (NLT)

Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

Paul and Barnabas Return to Antioch of Syria

After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, 22 where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church. With prayer and fasting, they turned the elders over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Then they traveled back through Pisidia to Pamphylia. They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia.

Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun. The believers there had entrusted them to the grace of God to do the work they had now completed. Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. And they stayed there with the believers for a long time.
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Responsorial Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13, 21 (NLT)

+ All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.

They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
They will tell about your mighty deeds
and about the majesty and glory of your reign.

+ All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.

For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
You rule throughout all generations.
The Lord always keeps his promises;
he is gracious in all he does.

+ All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.

I will praise the Lord,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.
I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.

+ All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.

The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.

+ All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.

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Psalm 145  – Dustin Kensrue (Mars Hill Music)

Closing: John 14:27

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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