Grace Lutheran Church

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

 Seventh Sunday of Easter

Introit                                                                                                                                Ps. 27:1a, 4-5, 10, 14; antiphon: Ps. 27:7


Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*
  be gracious to me and | answer me!
The LORD is my light and my sal- | vation;*
  whom | shall I fear?
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek | after:*
  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire      in his | temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of | trouble;*
  he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high up- | on a rock.
For my father and my mother have for- | saken me,*
  but the LORD will | take me in.
Wait | for the LORD;*
  be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait | for the LORD!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
  and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
  is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*
  be gracious to me and | answer me!


Collect of the Day

  O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Readings:


Acts 1:12-26

   Psalm 1 (antiphon: v.6)
1 John 5:9-15
  John 17:11b-19


Gradual                                                                                                                            adapt. from Matt. 28:7; Heb. 2:7; Ps. 8:6

Christ has risen | from the dead.*
  [God the Father] has crowned him with glory and | honor,
He has given him dominion over the works | of his hands;*
  he has put all things un- | der his feet.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                     Rom. 6:9; John 14:8


Alleluia. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. Alleluia. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Alleluia.