Ashland follows the Lectionary scriptures as part of weekly worship services. Current and past scripture readings are listed here.
April 6, 2008 3rd Sunday of Easter
Luke 24:13-35. Emmaus. Jesus reminds these dispirited followers of all they
have seen and heard, its grounding in Scripture, and how they can take the
next steps to live this way now. But they "get it" only when he breaks the
April 13, 2008 4th Sunday of Easter
A picture of how a group of Christians should be.
The beloved Good Shepherd psalm.
Those sheep who have gone astray have the possibility of being reunited with
the shepherd, the guardian of our souls.
Jesus is the good shepherd, who wil lay down his life for his flock.
April 20, 2008 5th Sunday of Easter
Stephen's martyrdom introduces the young man Saul, soon to be converted to
In you, O Lord, I seek refuge.
First Peter proclaims the great mystery of God's grace.
"I am in the Father and the Father is in me," Jesus tells his disciples.
April 27, 2008 6th Sunday of Easter
In Athens, Paul takes the opportunity to proclaim the gospel to the cultured
Despite persecution and difficulty, the people of God continue to offer
themselves with thankful sacrifice, wherever they are.
The First Letter of Peter instructs an early congregation in Christian
morality, morality that is grounded in the resurrection of Jesus.
Jesus, Lord of love, commands his disciples to love.