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Readings for Sunday May 6, 2018

Readings for this Sunday
First Reading: Acts 10:44-48
Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel: John 15:9-17
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This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.

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Worship Leaders for this Sunday

Counters: Rollins and Hausner, Greeters: Bill and Janet Thoma
Altar Guild: Linda Weaver, Acolyte: Claire Vest

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