Sunday, April 28, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the week — Jesus said, “Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” John 15:4

Sunday, April 28, 2024 — Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

Give me an undivided heart to revere your name. Psalm 86:11

God exalted Jesus Christ even more highly and gave him the name that is above every other name, so that at the name given to Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11

Loving God, we pray for your guidance in aligning our hearts to love you and to love others as ourselves. We pray for the strength to love you with every fiber of our heart and soul. Help us to understand that our love for our neighbors is our truest expression of the love we have for you. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.