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YEAR A 2016/2017 – Easter

Sunday Apr 16 – Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Day

Readings

Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (24)

Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18

Prayer of the Day

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious

resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live

with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of

life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your

people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives

and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Christ, our paschal lamb, | has been sacrificed.

Therefore, let us | keep the feast. Alleluia. (1 Cor. 5:7, 8)

Color: White/Gold

 

Sunday Apr 16 – Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Evening

Readings

Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 114 (7)

1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

Luke 24:13-49

Prayer of the Day

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread, open the eyes

of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives

and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Our hearts | burn within us

while you open to | us the scriptures. Alleluia. (Luke 24:27)

Color: White/Gold

Mon – Apr 17 Exodus 14:10-31;

15:20-21

Colossians 3:5-11 Psalm 118: 1-2,

14-24

Monday Apr 18 – Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Monday

These propers may be used for a service on Easter Monday or on another day during the week after Easter Day.

Readings

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16:8-11 (9)

Acts 2:14, 22b-32

Matthew 28:9-15a

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you give us the joy of celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Give us also the joys of life in your

service, and bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who

lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. God raised up Jesus, having freed | him from death,

because it was impossible for him to be held | in its power. Alleluia. (Acts 2:24)

Color: White/Gold

Tue – Apr 18 Exodus 15:1-18 Colossians 3:12-17 Psalm 118: 1-2,

14-24

Wed – Apr 19 Joshua 3:1-17 Matthew 28:1-10 Psalm 118: 1-2,

14-24

Thu – Apr 20 Song of Solomon

2:8-15

Colossians 4:2-5 Psalm 16

Fri – Apr 21 Song of Solomon

5:9--6:3

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Psalm 16

Sat – Apr 22 Song of Solomon

8:6-7

John 20:11-20 Psalm 16

 

Sunday Apr 23 - Second Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Psalm 16 (11)

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may

we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing, who lives and

reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Blessed are those who | have not seen

and yet have come | to believe. Alleluia. (John 20:29)

Color: White

Mon – Apr 24 Judges 6:36-40 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Psalm 114

Tue – Apr 25 Jonah 1:1-17 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 Psalm 114

Or

Tuesday Apr 25 – Mark, Evangelist

Readings

Apr 25, 2011

Isaiah 52:7-10

Psalm 57 (9)

2 Timothy 4:6-11, 18

Mark 1:1-15

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you have enriched your church with Mark's proclamation of the gospel. Give us grace to

believe firmly in the good news of salvation and to walk daily in accord with it, through Jesus Christ, our

Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. This Jesus | God raised up,

and of that all of | us are witnesses. Alleluia. (Acts 2:32)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Wed – Apr 26 Jonah 2:1-10 Matthew 12:38-42 Psalm 114

Thu – Apr 27 Isaiah 25:1-5 1 Peter 1:8b-12 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

Fri – Apr 28 Isaiah 26:1-4 1 Peter 1:13-16 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

Sat – Apr 29 Isaiah 25:6-9 Luke 14:12-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

 

Sunday Apr 30 - Third Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (13)

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Prayer of the Day

O God, your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of

our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Our hearts | burn within us

while you open to | us the scriptures. Alleluia. (Luke 24:32)

Color: White

Mon – May 1 Genesis 18:1-14 1 Peter 1:23-25 Psalm 134

Or

Monday May 1

Philip and James, Apostles

Readings

Isaiah 30:18-21

Psalm 44:1-3, 20-26 (26)

2 Corinthians 4:1-6

John 14:8-14

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you gave to your apostles Philip and James grace and strength to bear witness to your

Son. Grant that we, remembering their victory of faith, may glorify in life and death the name of our Lord

Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns and you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,

and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (Acts 1:8)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue – May 2 Proverbs 8:32--9:6 1 Peter 2:1-3 Psalm 134

Wed – May 3 Exodus 24:1-11 John 21:1-14 Psalm 134

Thu – May 4 Exodus 2:15b-25 1 Peter 2:9-12 Psalm 23

Fri – May 5 Exodus 3:16-22;

4:18-20

1 Peter 2:13-17 Psalm 23

Sat – May 6 Ezekiel 34:1-16 Luke 15:1-7 Psalm 23

 

Sunday May 7 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 2:42-47

Psalm 23 (1)

1 Peter 2:19-25

John 10:1-10

Prayer of the Day

O God our shepherd, you know your sheep by name and lead us to safety through the valleys of death.

Guide us by your voice, that we may walk in certainty and security to the joyous feast prepared in your

house, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one

God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Jesus says, I am | the good shepherd.

I know my own and my | own know me. Alleluia. (John 10:14)

Color: White

Mon – May 8 Ezekiel 34:17-23 1 Peter 5:1-5 Psalm 100

Tue – May 9 Ezekiel 34:23-31 Hebrews 13:20-21 Psalm 100

Wed – May 10 Jeremiah 23:1-8 Matthew 20:17-28 Psalm 100

Thu – May 11 Genesis 12:1-3 Acts 6:8-15 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

Fri – May 12 Exodus 3:1-12 Acts 7:1-16 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

Sat – May 13 Jeremiah 26:20-24 John 8:48-59 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

 

Sunday May 14 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 7:55-60

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 (5)

1 Peter 2:2-10

John 14:1-14

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another,

to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and

reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. I am the way, the truth, | and the life.

No one comes to the Father ex- | cept through me. Alleluia. (John 14:6)

Color: White

Mon – May 15 Exodus 13:17-22 Acts 7:17-40 Psalm 102:1-17

Or

Monday May 15

Matthias, Apostle

(transferred from May 14)

Readings

Isaiah 66:1-2

Psalm 56 (12)

Luke 6:12-16

Acts 1:15-26

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the twelve. Grant that

your church may always be taught and guided by faithful and true pastors, through Jesus Christ our

shepherd, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea | and Samaria,

and to the ends | of the earth. Alleluia. (John 12:26)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue – May 16 Proverbs 3:5-12 Acts 7:44-56 Psalm 102:1-17

Wed – May 17 Proverbs 3:13-18 John 8:31-38 Psalm 102:1-17

Thu – May 18 Genesis 6:5-22 Acts 27:1-12 Psalm 66:8-20

Fri – May 19 Genesis 7:1-24 Acts 27:13-38 Psalm 66:8-20

Sat – May 20 Genesis 8:13-19 John 14:27-29 Psalm 66:8-20

 

Sunday May 21 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 17:22-31

Psalm 66:8-20 (8)

1 Peter 3:13-22

John 14:15-21

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great

mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and

peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Those who love me will keep my word, and my Fa-| ther will love them,

and we will come to them and make our | home with them. Alleluia. (John 14:23)

Color: White

Mon – May 22 Genesis 9:8-17 Acts 27:39-44 Psalm 93

Tue – May 23 Deuteronomy 5:22-33 1 Peter 3:8-12 Psalm 93

Wed – May 24 Deuteronomy 31:1-13 John 16:16-24 Psalm 93

Thursday May 25 – Ascension of Our Lord

Readings

Acts 1:1-11

Psalm 47 (5) or Psalm 93 (2)

Ephesians 1:15-23

Luke 24:44-53

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, your only Son was taken into the heavens and in your presence intercedes for us. Receive

us and our prayers for all the world, and in the end bring everything into your glory, through Jesus Christ,

our Sovereign and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Or

Almighty God, your blessed Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens that he might

fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of

time, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Go and make disciples of all nations, | says the Lord;

I am with you always, to the end | of the age. Alleluia. (Matt. 28:19, 20)

Color: White

Fri – May 26 2 Kings 2:1-12 Ephesians 2:1-7 Psalm 93

Sat – May 27 2 Kings 2:13-15 John 8:21-30 Psalm 93

 

Sunday May 28 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Readings

Acts 1:6-14

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 (4)

1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

John 17:1-11

Prayer of the Day

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with

Christ and each other in suffering and in joy, that all the world may be drawn into your bountiful

presence, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. I will not leave you orphaned, | says the Lord.

I am com- | ing to you. Alleluia. (John 14:18)

Color: White

Mon – May 29 Leviticus 9:1-11,

22-24

1 Peter 4:1-6 Psalm 99

Tue – May 30 Numbers 16:41-50 1 Peter 4:7-11 Psalm 99

Wed –May 31 1 Kings 8:54-65 John 3:31-36 Psalm 99

Or

Wednesday May 31 – Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

Readings

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Psalm 113 (2)

Romans 12:9-16b

Luke 1:39-57

Prayer of the Day

Mighty God, by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary and greeted her as the mother of the

Lord: look with favor on your lowly servants that, with Mary, we may magnify your holy name and

rejoice to acclaim her Son as our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,

now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. My soul magni- | fies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in | God my Savior. Alleluia. (Luke 1:47)

Color: White

Thu – June 1 Exodus 19:1-9a Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 33:12-22

Fri – June 2 Exodus 19:16-25 Romans 8:14-17 Psalm 33:12-22

Sat – June 3 Exodus 20:1-21 Matthew 5:1-12 Psalm 33:12-22

Or

Saturday June 3

Vigil of Pentecost

Readings

Exodus 19:1-9 or Acts 2:1-11

Psalm 33:12-22 (20) or Psalm 130 (4)

Romans 8:14-17, 22-27

John 7:37-39

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and ever-living God, you fulfilled the promise of Easter by sending the gift of your Holy Spirit.

Look upon your people gathered in prayer, open to receive the Spirit's flame. May it come to rest in our

hearts and heal the divisions of word and tongue, that with one voice and one song we may praise your

name in joy and thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts | of your faithful,

and kindle in us the fire | of your love. Alleluia.

Color: Red

 

Sunday June 4 – Day of Pentecost

Readings

Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30

Psalm 104:24-34 (30)

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21

John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

Prayer of the Day

O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us you, through Jesus

Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for Holy

Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all

times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the

Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts | of your faithful,

And kindle in us the fire | of your love. Alleluia.

Color: Red

Mon – June 5 Joel 2:18-29 Romans 8:18-24 Psalm 104:24-34,35b

Tue – June 6 Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29 Romans 8:26-27 Psalm 104:24-34,35b

Wed – June 7 Numbers 11:24-30 John 7:37-39 Psalm 104:24-34,35B