Daily Bible Reading

Jubilate, Third Sunday of Easter

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #268

Liturgical Color: White

Introit

MAKE A || joyful shout to God, all the | earth! | - *

Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise | glo- | ri- | ous. (Psalm 66:1–2)

|| Say to God, “How awesome are Your | works! | - *

Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit them- | selves | to | You.

|| Come and see the works of | God; | - *

He is awesome in His doing toward the | sons | of | men.

|| Oh, bless our God, you | peo- | ples! *

And make the voice of His praise | to | be | heard,

|| Who keeps our soul among the | liv- | ing, *

And does not allow our feet | to | be | moved. (Psalm 66:3, 5, 8–9)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Make a joyful shout to God, all the | earth! | - *

Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise | glo- | ri- | ous. (Psalm 66:1–2)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 75

Vespers: Psalm 146

Collect

Almighty God, Who showest to them that be in error the light of Thy truth to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness, grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and to follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: 1 Pet. 2:11-20

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.

Gradual

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| The Lord has sent re- | demp- | tion *

To His people. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| It was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the | dead | - *

And to enter into His glory. Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm. 111:9a; St. Luke 24:46b paraphrase)

Second Reading: John 16:16-23a

“A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.” Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’ ; and, ‘because I go to the Father’ ?” They said therefore, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’ ? We do not know what He is saying.” Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.