Our lectionary guides us to Psalm 1. May we not forget that while comparing ourselves against the poles of wickedness and righteousness, that Christ is the measure counted in our favor by faith. Therefore, we have every reason to rejoice!
Progressing through Eastertide, our Gospel lesson brings us face to face with Jesus with a couple disciples heading to Emmaus, who then discover our Risen Lord in Scripture and the Breaking of Bread. May we find Jesus in the Bible, his table, and our own tables as well.
With 3 feet of the snow on the ground, Holy Communion was not an option this morning. So here is a short service of Morning Prayer with Sermon and a little bit of music. Many thanks to my wife, Kelly, for her assistance with the readings. I used the Eucharistic readings which can be found here. (Please excuse my flub during the last hymn when I had sudden dry eye and everything went blurry while I was singing.) May you find the prospect of God speaking to you in nature and Scripture so exciting that you are energized on your spiritual journey.
The readings referenced for today’s sermon can be found here. Psalm 147:13-21 was the main text. The 1979 Book of Common Prayer version was the quoted.