Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2015
Mass at 11:00 a.m. Readings: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23: 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18; Pastor George Detweiler will preach and preside.
The Fourth Sunday of Easter is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday”. In each of the three years of the lectionary, on this Sunday, we read a section of John 10, and the psalm is always Psalm 23. The persistence of this image of the good shepherd in a largely urbanized culture is puzzling. Many people have experience with cats or dogs; a few of us with cows, horses or chickens, but sheep? Not so much, and shepherds even less. But it remains a powerful metaphor for a sense of intimacy with and being cared for by the Lord Jesus. (more…)