The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday of Easter (Misericordias Domini) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
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The Third Sunday of Easter — Misericordias Domini
by: Rev. Roberto E. Rojas, Jr.
Collect of the Day:
O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 33:1, 18-20 (antiphon: Psalm 33:5b, 6a) — The steadfast love of the LORD
Psalm 23 (antiphon: v. 6) — The LORD is my Shepherd
Old Testament Reading:
Ezekiel 34:11-16 — The Lord will seek them out
1 Peter 2:21-25 — Christ suffered for you
Luke 24:35b; John 10:14 — I am the Good Shepherd
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