First Sunday of Easter preparation

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: I John v, 4-12
Gospel: John xx, 19-31 (end).

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

Holy and merciful Lord God, who multipliest upon us the gifts of thy heavenly grace; grant that by thy best-beloved Son we may be enabled to bear our crosses, and that by his resurrection we may have good hope of a happy end to our earthly pilgrimage. Amen.

Gospel, St. John xx. 19.
Epistle,  1 St John v. 4.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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