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The Fifth Sunday of Easter — Cantate
by: Rev. Travis Loeslie
Collect of the Day:
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 98:1b, 3-4 — Sing to the LORD a new song, Alleluia
Psalm 66:1–8 (antiphon: v. 5) — Shout for joy to God
Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 12:1-6 — For the LORD God is my strength and my song
James 1:16-21 — Every good and perfect gift comes from the unchanging Father of Lights
Psalm 118:16, Romans 6:9 — Alleluia. The right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly! Alleluia. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. Alleluia.
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