The Liturgy Letter - The Fifth Sunday After Easter

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Liturgical Color - White (Easter)

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

The Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 24, 2016
Year C

Themes: The good news is this: Jesus Christ died for our sins and was resurrected so that no one should perish, but all should have eternal life (Acts 11:1-18). We should then love one another, as Christ loved us (Jn 13:31-35), even as we look forward to eternity with him (Rev 21:1-6).
Let all the earth and heavens praise the Lord (Ps 148)!

 –Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings

"Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his    heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars..."

Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6
n 13:31-35

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer
Psalm 148 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns + Leadsheets
Commentary on John 13:31-35
"Passing over the miracles that they were to perform, he makes love the distinguishing mark of his followers. Miracles do not attract unbelievers as much as the way you live your life. And nothing brings about a proper life as much as love." 
Practicing Prayer
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen and Download))
"Songs for the Season" Eastertide Music for Listening
Easter hope is ripe with new possibilities and practices...illuminated bodies, burning hearts, and broken bread. Theses weeks of Eastertide highlight the joy, mystery, and power of the resurrected Christ and the promise of New Creation. Wonder and surprise mark the disciples experience during these days before Christ's ascension.
Easter Songs 
Spotify Playlist
This newly created album from Park Church in Denver highlights the Book of Revelation. It is a fabulous modern musical meditation on the victory of the Lamb and the destiny of His followers to accompany the Easter New Testament lectionary readings. 
Scroll down on the linked page to download as MP3 or WAV file. Also, check out another EP by Park Church devoted to Psalm 32.

"The Apocalypse of John"
by Park Church (Denver)
"Psalm 32"
by Park Church (Denver)
Thematic Art
Wallpaper for Eastertide

Easter Banner in Chapel at Mercy San Juan (Carmichael, CA)
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