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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

Ruth 1:8-19

18 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s
home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead
husbands and to me. 9 May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of
another husband.”

Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud 10 and said to her, “We will go back
with you to your people.”

11 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I
going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? 12 Return home, my
daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope
for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— 13 would you
wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is
more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!”

14 At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but
Ruth clung to her.

15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go
back with her.”

16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go
I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my
God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me,
be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that
Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in
Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed,
“Can this be Naomi?”

Mark 12:28-34

The First Commandment

28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing
that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29
Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you
shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all
your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 Then the
scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and
besides him there is no other’; 33 and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the
understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is
much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 When Jesus saw
that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After
that no one dared to ask him any question.

This week’s music

Prelude: O Love That Will Not Let Me Go -Hymn tune – St. Margaret
Solo: The Song of Ruth (based on Ruth 1: 16-17 – Lyrics and Arrangement – D. Boss
Postlude: Love Devine All Loves Excelling – Hymn Tune Hyfrydol

Soloist – Melissa Schoohoven

Hymns 

We Have This Ministry
In the Bulb There Is a Flower
Be Thou My Vision

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