Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 5th)

A stack of wooden blocks spelling out the word love.

You can join the service via YouTube!
The stream will begin a bit before 10 am, and you’re able to watch or re-watch the live-stream at this link on YouTube at any time.

The order of service is available here.
You may wish to have it handy when joining via the live-stream. It includes the words to the hymns, the readings & the responses, and makes it easier to participate remotely. It also includes prayers you may wish to pray during the reception of the Eucharist.

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Here’s a note from Sundays and Seasons that speaks to the readings we’ll reflect on together.
This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.

Our cover photo is by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels.