Acts 3:12-19
Peter addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare
at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant
Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided
to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer
given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we
are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom
you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the
presence of all of you.
“And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way
God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer.
Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.”

Psalm 4
1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; *
you set me free when I am hard-pressed;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 "You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; *
how long will you worship dumb idols
and run after false gods?"
3 Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; *
when I call upon the LORD, he will hear me.
4 Tremble, then, and do not sin; *
speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.
5 Offer the appointed sacrifices *
and put your trust in the LORD.
6 Many are saying, "Oh, that we might see better times!" *
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O LORD.
7 You have put gladness in my heart, *
more than when grain and wine and oil increase.
8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; *
for only you, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
1 John 3:1-7
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is
what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved,
we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is

this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who
have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he
was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins;
no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you.
Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
Luke 24:36b-48
Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were
startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are
you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see
that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see
that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in
their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything
here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with
you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to
them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third
day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all
nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

I come with joy to meet my Lord,
Forgiven, loved, and free,
In awe and wonder to recall
His life laid down for me.
I come with Christians far and near
To find as all are fed,
The new community of love
In Christ’s communion bread.
As Christ breaks bread and bids us share,
Each proud division ends.
The love that made us makes us one,
And strangers now are friends.
And thus with joy we meet our Lord,
His presence always near,

Is in such friendship better known;
We see and praise him here.
Together met, together bound,
We’ll go our different ways,
And as his people in the world
We’ll live and speak his praise.

I serve a risen Savior, he’s in the world today;
I know that he is living, whatever men may say;
I see his hand of mercy, I hear his voice of cheer,
And just the time I need him, he’s always near.
He lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, he lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me, I see his loving care,
And though my heart grows weary I never will despair;
I know that he is leading through all the stormy blast,
The day of his appearing will come at last.

Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek him, the help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.

The day of resurrection! Earth tell it out abroad;
The Passover of gladness, the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
Our Christ hath brought us over with hymns of victory.
Our hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
The Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light;
And listening to his accents, may hear so calm and plain
His own “All hail!” and hearing, may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful, let earth her song begin,
The round world keep high triumph and all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen their notes together blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen, our joy that hath no end.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion
In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy
Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I
remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in
glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I
beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your
grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you
in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.