4th Sunday of Easter

…the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to
springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear
from their eyes.  Revelation 7:17

Every week before we receive the bread and wine of communion we sing Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. The Agnus Dei is a devotional song. Unlike the other songs in our worship which are our proclamations or testimonies (we stand up when we sing them) the Lamb of God is a bit of deep reflection, so we sit when we sing it.

When we sing the Lamb of God we are about to receive Jesus Christ not as teacher or healer but as self-sacrificial love. We don’t stand and cheer, or tell what we believe. We sit and ponder that love, and sing a quiet song of thanksgiving.

Thank you to everyone who filled up our basket for the Wayland Food Pantry. It was overflowing yesterday when I brought it to Parmenter. We’ll continue to collect canned soups in April.

Tomorrow Saturday, April 16, will be a property and grounds day. If burning is allowed we’ll burn brush from around the edges of the property. Other jobs are listed on a sheet in the narthex, or you can do whatever you think needs to be done.

Some of you have told me that you enjoyed the daily devotionals for Lent. I intend to order copies of similar devotional booklets for use throughout the year. Each day there is a bible passage, a reflection and a prayer. It’s an easy, simple way to keep your lives grounded in the word and in prayer. If you would like one, let me know.

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