This Sunday is the SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – Join us as we worship our crucified and risen Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. We meet at 11611 NE 140th Street in Kirkland, WA.
Readings for this Sunday
1 John 1:1â€“2:2
The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He â€œcame and stood among them,â€ and with His Word and the wounds in â€œhis hands and his side,â€ He granted them His peace (John 20:19â€“20). He sent them as ministers of the Gospel in His name to bestow the life-giving Holy Spirit for us and for His whole Church through the forgiveness of sins (John 20:21â€“23). Through this apostolic ministry, He calls us to believe that He â€œis the Christ, the Son of God,â€ so that by such faith we â€œmay have life in his nameâ€ (John 20:31). The apostles â€œhave seen and heardâ€ this divine life manifested in the flesh of Christ, and those who succeed them in this apostolic ministry now proclaim that same Absolution to us, so that we â€œtoo may have fellowshipâ€ with the risen Christ, with the apostles and â€œwith one anotherâ€ (1 John 1:1â€“7). The one, holy, catholic (universal), and apostolic Church lives by â€œtheir testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,â€ and all who believe this Word are â€œof one heart and soul,â€ because in Him they truly have â€œeverything in commonâ€ (Acts 4:32â€“33).