First Scripture Reading: Acts 5:12-20 – 2nd Sunday in Easter

Many Signs and Wonders Done: Now many signs and wonders were regularly done
among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s
Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And
more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so
that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as
Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered
from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean
spirits, and they were all healed.

The Apostles Arrested and Freed: But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him
(that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles
and put them in the public prison. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the
prison doors and brought them out, and said, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to
the people all the words of this Life.”

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

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