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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   May 15, 2016

 

First Reading:  Acts 2:1-21

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Now, surrounded by signs of fire, wind, and variety of languages in their midst, the people were amazed and astonished at Jesus’ promise coming true.

Second Reading:  Romans 8:14-17

Here Paul speaks about the mystery of baptism: through the Holy Spirit we are claimed, gathered, and welcomed into Christ’s body, the church. And we receive new names in our adoption: brother, sister, child of God.

Gospel:  John 14:8-17, 25-27

Though the disiples struggle with Jesus’ nature and identity, they receive the promise that they too will be identified with God and God’s mission.  Though he must leave them now, Jesus promises the coming of the Advocate whom God will send to comfort and enlighten them