Next Week’s Scripture Readings - May 26, 2013
The First Sunday after Pentecost / Trinity Sunday -Year C
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31. Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or 13.
Romans 5:1-5. John 16:12-15.
May 19, 2013
The Day of Pentecost / Whitsunday -Year C
Genesis 11:1-9. Psalm 104:25-35, 37b.
Acts 2:1-21. John 14:8-17, 25-27.
May 5, 2013
The Seventh Sunday of Easter -Year C
Acts 16:16-34. Psalm 97.
Revelation 22:12-14, 1617, 20-21. John 17:20-26.
Gospel Questions to ponder for next week: Easter 7 – John 17:20-26
1. Notice that Jesus prays not only for the disciples, but also for “all those who believed on their account” – which includes us! What does it feel like to know that all those years ago Jesus was praying for you?
2. Jesus prays for a profound kind of unity between himself and his Father and all of us. Have you had moments where you felt that kind of unity in your faith community?
Scripture Readings – May 5, 2013
The Sixth Sunday of Easter -Year C
Acts 16, 9-15. Psalm 67.
Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5. John 5:1-9.
Gospel Questions to ponder for next week: Easter 6 – John 14:23-29
1. After reading this passage, what do you think Jesus’ “word” is that he commands his disciples to keep?
2. In what way is Jesus’ peace different than the peace the world gives? When have you sensed that peace in your life
Next Week’s Scripture Readings – April 28, 2013
The Fifth Sunday of Easter -Year C
Acts 11:1-18. Psalm 148.
Revelation 21:1-6. John 13:31-35.
Gospel Questions to ponder for next week: Easter 5 – John 13:31-35
1. What do you think it was like for the disciples to hear Jesus say to them that in a little while they would no longer see him and not be able to find him?
2. What do you think the relationship is between the “glory” Jesus talks about and his command to “love one another”?
Scripture Readings – April 21, 2013
The Fourth Sunday of Easter -Year C
Acts 9:36-43. Psalm 23.
Revelation 7:9-17. John 10:22-30
Gospel Questions to ponder for next week: Easter 4 – John 10:22-30
1) In this passage Jesus’ talks about his sheep (his followers) recognizing his voice and following him. Have you ever felt like you’ve heard Jesus’ voice? What was it like? If not, what might you imagine Jesus would call you to do?
2) There is a promise in this passage that those God has entrusted to Jesus will never be “snatched away.” When things are particularly hard, how might you remember – and remind others – of Jesus’ promise that he will never let us go?