Sunday Eucharist Readings

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DateDayFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospelCollect
March 24Palm SundayIsaiah 50:4-9Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Philippians 2:5-11Mark 11:1-11Almighty God, whose Son was crucified yet entered into glory, may we, walking in the way of the cross, find it is for us the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
March 25Holy MondayJeremiah 12:1-16Psalm 69:1-23Mark 11:12-25n/aGod of steadfast love, in the tenderness of Mary we behold your compassion for us and for all you have made. May we who stumble in selfishness learn from her example, bring light to those in darkness and freedom to those who are oppressed;
through Jesus Christ, the anointed One.
March 26Holy TuesdayJeremiah 15:10-21Psalm 94Mark 11:27-33n/aHoly and immortal God, in Christ you have named us friends and called us to follow him as disciples: may we be faithful in our calling, so that, by walking in your light, we may scatter the darkness of the world; through Christ, our light and our salvation.
March 27Holy WednesdayJeremiah 17:5-10, 14-17Psalm 74Mark 12:1-11n/aHoly and immortal God, banish from our hearts those fears and desires which lead us to betray you in our lives, and so fill us with the faithfulness of Jesus that the world may know your wisdom, love and power. Amen.
March 28Maundy ThursdayExodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14Psalm 116:1, 10-171 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-17, 31B-35O God, on the night he was betrayed Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and gave himself in a meal of bread and wine. May we who celebrate these signs of his love, serve and give ourselves to others in his name and to your glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
March 29Good FridayIsaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 22Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9JOHN 18:1-19:42Eternal God, in the cross of Jesus we see the cost of our sin and the depth of your love: in humble hope and fear may we place at his feet all that we have and all that we are, through  Jesus Christ our Lord. 
March 30Easter Vigil
March 31EasterIsaiah 25:6-9Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24Acts 10:34-43MARK 16:1-8Loving God, through an empty tomb you deliver us from sin and death, and bring us to new life. Grant us courage to enter into your abundant joy; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Apr 72nd of EasterActs 4:32-35Psalm 1331 John 1:1–2:2John 20:19-31Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, so that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God, the Source of all life. 
Apr 143rd of EasterActs 3:12-19Psalm 41 John 3:1–7Luke 24:36b-48Holy and righteous God, you raised Christ from the dead and glorified him at your right hand. Let the words of scripture burn within our hearts and open our minds to recognize him in the breaking of the bread. 
Apr 214th of EasterActs 4:5-12Psalm 231 John 3:16-24John 10:11-18Shepherd of all, by laying down your life for your flock you reveal your love for all. Lead us from the place of death to the place of abundant life, so that, guided by your care for us, we may rightly offer our lives in love for you and our neighbour.
Apr 285th of EasterActs 8:26-40Psalm 22:24-301 John 4:7-21John 5:1-8O God, you give us the Son as the vine, apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, so that we bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
May 56th of EasterActs 10:44-48Psalm 981 John 5:1-6John 15:9-17God of abiding love, you dare to call us friends. Take our fragmented hearts, command them to love, and make whole our joy, which is our life, reborn in Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for us.
May 9Ascension of the LordActs 1:1-11Psalm 47Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 24:44-53God unheld by word or wall: lift us from dullness and cynical contempt; make us ready for your Spirit of transforming power; and turn our hearts to the mending of the world, through Jesus Christ, the name above all names. 
May 127th of EasterActs 1:15-17, 21-26Psalm 11 John 5:9-13John 17:6-19Giver of eternal life, send us to your world to speak the truth of peace, to stand with those who suffer, and to show another way; through Jesus Christ, the life of all things. 
May 19PentecostActs 2:1-21Psalm 104:25-35, 37bRomans 8:22-27John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15Creator Spirit, make the dry bones of our lives live and breathe and grow again. Pour out your Spirit upon the whole creation. Come in rushing wind and flashing fire to turn the sin and sorrow within us into faith, power and delight.