Easter 5 Preview

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As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, this Sunday’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ — our way, our truth, our life.

In preparation for worship this weekend, take a look at the assigned readings for the day:

Acts 7:55-60
The martyrdom of Stephen

Psalm 31:1-5,15-16
Into your hands, O LORD, I commend my spirit

1 Peter 2:2-10
God’s people chosen to proclaim God’s mighty acts

John 14:1-14
Christ the way, truth, and life

Sometimes our way through life seems to be very clear. The path is wide, flat, and well-traveled. Other times our way forward can be unclear. It is safe to say we are living in uncertain times! Yet, today’s readings remind us that Jesus always goes ahead of us to prepare the way.

In what ways have you recently relied on Jesus to show you the way?
Where have you found life during this time apart?

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Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music

Adam served as Director of Music at St. Peter’s from 2015 to 2022.

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