Collect: Fourth Sunday of Easter
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Acts 9: 36-43 . . . Peter is summoned to Joppa and raises up a disciple named Tabitha
Psalm 23 . . . A song from the flock of God, expressing the infinite care of God as the shepherd of humanity.
Revelation 7: 9-17 . . . a vision of those who have survived great tribulation and now worship before the throne of God and the Lamb.
John 10:22-30 . . . Jesus speaks to those who are unable to come to belief in him and then tells of his sheep that belong to him forever.