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HCAP for May 11, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai5p4Xs3drA

TUESDAY (May 11, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” (John 15:9)

Reading
“While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.” (Acts 10:44–48)

Meditation
The Holy Spirit comes through the Word to everyone who hears and believes. Luther calls faith “a living spiritual flame by which hearts are set afire, born anew and converted through the Holy Spirit”. The work of the Holy Spirit is always in tandem with the Living Word of Jesus. When the Word is preached, the Holy Spirit is present.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Toby this week. Give him your grace and teach him to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 10, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Q2z-qzhIE

MONDAY (May 10, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” (John 15:9)

Reading
“And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”” (Acts 10:39–43)

Meditation
Peter speaks as an eye-witness—as one who saw Jesus with his own eyes. Peter speaks words of truth, commanded by Christ. He has been sent out to preach and testify to the One who brings forgiveness and life.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Lizzie with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 9, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZw7JoiSbY

SUNDAY (May 9, 2021)
Sixth Sunday of Easter
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” (John 15:9)

Reading
Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! (Psalm 98:1-4)

Meditation
The Lord is our Salvation, for His marvelous works have saved us. Not only has He saved us, but His steadfast love and mercy continue throughout each day of our lives. He is faithful and promises to always be with us. So let us give thanks for this marvelous gift!

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
O Lord, in Holy Baptism you put your Name upon Robert. Bless him now with the forgiveness of sins and a firm trust in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 8, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBv8kk7F4zc

SATURDAY (May 8, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” (John 15:5–8)

Meditation
Let’s get this straight—Jesus is the vine and we are the branches that come off the vine. The only way we live and grow is by abiding in Jesus. He is the one who provides all we need in this life. It’s that simple. Yes, we often like to wander away and try life on our own terms, but we soon discover that we cannot make it. We need Jesus, body and soul. And the good news is that Jesus is always there—steadfast, unchangeable, abiding.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
O Lord, in Holy Baptism you put your Name upon Dave. Bless him now with the forgiveness of sins and a firm trust in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 7, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yCDwBgbm2A

FRIDAY (May 7, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
““I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” (John 15:1–4)

Meditation
Jesus is the vine. He is the lifeblood of the Church. The lifeblood of each one of us. The Father tends to His vines (the offshoots of Christ), gently pruning, pinching back or taking a more brutal cut as needed. He does this in order to guide us, lead us so that we might bear more fruit—more love and mercy. Without being grafted into Jesus we would shrivel and die. Grafted into Jesus through baptism, we derive our life from Him.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Father, we lift up Jacob before you this day, asking that You would give him your mercy all the days of his life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 6, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsKcCGg2FXQ

THURSDAY (May 6, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:7–11)

Meditation
Love begins and ends with God and it is never ending! Our identity is shaped by Divine Love. In our baptism we are joined to Christ. We are in Christ and He is in us. We are infused with His Love. And so Jesus calls us to live out this identity of Love by loving others as He has loved us. The only way we are able to love one another is through the Love with which God has loved us.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Dick this day, as he goes about the callings you have given to him. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 5, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udc1YCicIY8

WEDNESDAY (May 5, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” (1 John 4:1–6)

Meditation
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is the only way to the Father. We see the Father through the Son, by the Holy Spirit. Listen to the voice of truth who reveals Himself through His Word and sacraments.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Michele this day, O Lord, and show her your great love throughout all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 4, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjhjfHWrUgI

TUESDAY (May 4, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.” (Acts 8:36–40)

Meditation
Eyes are opened. The Truth of Christ has brought light, created faith and the desire for more. Thus catechized, the Ethiopian seeing the water, demands to be baptized. He knows the new life that accompanies baptism and heeds the call. How easy it is for us to take such things for granted. Let us heed the call—from font to the Table, be nourished, renewed, forgiven.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Donna this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for May 3, 2021

MONDAY (May 3, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.” (Acts 8:32–35)

Meditation
The Ethiopian has ears to hear. God has opened the ears of his heart to hear that Isaiah’s words have been fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. This is reminiscent of the road to Emmaus narrative where Jesus interprets all of scripture through Himself as He journeys with the two men. The good news is this—Jesus Christ came as a our sacrificial lamb that we might have new life, forgiveness of sins and rescue from our enemies. Do we still listen to this good news with the ears of our heart?

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Rachel with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

HCAP for April 30, 2021

FRIDAY (April 30, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)

Reading
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” (John 10:14–16)

Meditation
Jesus is the one voice of Truth and Love. His is a voice so intimately and so deeply connected to His Father, and to His sheep. Jesus knows us in and out. Our lives are like the open pages of a book lying in the sunlight. Nothing is hidden from Him, and His love never changes. His greatest desire is that all people come to know His voice as intimately as we do.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Father, we lift up Kelsey before you this day, asking that You would give her your mercy all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer

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