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The Meeting Place

May 5, 2019 Speaker: The Rev. Ryan Streett

The Third Sunday of Easter
May 5 – Ryan Streett, preacher
Collect, Traditional (BCP p. 173)
O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee,
the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Lesson: Acts 9:1-6
1 Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  2  and asked
him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women,
he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  3  Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and
suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.  4  And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to
him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”  5  And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am
Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6  But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”
The Second Lesson (the Lesson at the 10:30 service): Revelation 5:11-14
9  I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels,
numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,  12  saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb
who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13  And I
heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
14  And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
The Gospel: John 21:1-19
13  Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this
way.  2  Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two
others of his disciples were together.  3  Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We
will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4  Just as day was
breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.  5  Jesus said to
them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”  6  He said to them, “Cast the net on the right
side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of
the quantity of fish.  7  That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter
heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the
sea. 8  The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but
about a hundred yards off. 9  When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it,
and bread.  10  Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”  11  So Simon Peter went
aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net
was not torn.  12  Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him,
“Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.  13  Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with
the fish.  14  This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the
dead. 15  When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me
more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my
lambs.”  16  He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you
know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”  17  He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do
you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him,
“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.  18  Truly, truly, I say
to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are
old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to
go.”  19  (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to
him, “Follow me.”
Psalm 30
I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you have lifted me up *
and have not let my enemies triumph over me .
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you, *
and you restored me to health .
3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; *
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave .
4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; *
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness .
5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, *
his favor for a lifetime .
6 Weeping may spend the night, *
but joy comes in the morning .
7 While I felt secure, I said,
"I shall never be disturbed. *
You, Lord, with your favor, made me as strong as the mountains."
8 Then you hid your face, *
and I was filled with fear .
9 I cried to you, O Lord; *
I pleaded with the Lord, saying,
10 "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? *
will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; *
O Lord, be my helper."
12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; *
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy .
13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing;