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Minister Prayer Book Devotions: Order of Prayers and readings

Muhlenberg Press republished a German Prayer Book by H. Heenemann back in the days of the old ULCA that was edited by John W. Doberstein. It contained Devotions and readings and prayers for each week of the Christian Calendar Year. The Devotions for this coming first Week after Easter Week are under the heading of "Quasi Modo Geniti" (The first words in Latin of the Introit - Psalm Selection for the Sunday that opens the week.) In English the words "Quasi Modo Geniti" mean literally "As Newborn Babes" and so the sub heading for this week beginning with April 19 is entitled "NEW BIRTH".

From 1 Peter 1:3

- "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."

A suggested Hymn for reading or singing for the week is "Come Ye faithful, raise the strain"

Psalm readings for the week are Psalm 81 or Psalm 116

The Lectionary Lessons for Sunday are:

O.T - Genesis 32:22-32

Epistle: 1 John 5:4-12

Gospel: John 20:19-31

Lessons for reading and reflection for the week

M. 2 Tim. 1:6-10 and Ezekiel 36:22-27

T. 2 Tim. 2:1-5 and Col. 2:9-15

W. 1 Peter 1:22-25 and John 5:1-14

T. 1 Tim. 1:12-17 and 2 Kings 5:1-19

F. 1 Peter 1:3-9 and Rom. 6:3-11

S. Jonah 2:1-11 and 1 John 2:12-17

Prayer for the Week

"Almighty and everlasting God, who througyh the death and resurrection of thy Son hast proclaimed to us the gospeo of peace; grant that by the power of his resurrection we may be born anew to a living hope, and so overcome the world; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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