Wouldn't you love to be able to reach up and pick some of those grapes? (Click and enlarge the photo for an even juicier temptation!)
But before you... it's time to open the scriptures and prepare for this coming weekend's liturgy for the Fifth Sunday of Easter.
The texts of the readings and background material on them can be found here and for helping children prepare to hear these scriptures, check out this site.
The first lesson, from the Acts of the Apostles, includes fear, disbelief and attempted murder in the early church! The second lesson, from the First Letter of John, is the scriptural version of walk the talk. The word liturgy this Sunday culminates in a passage from John's gospel reminding us that Christ is the vine, that we are the branches - and it's time to prune the vine!
Can't think of a better way to prepare to worship this coming weekend than to spend some time with the scriptures we'll hear proclaimed. What are you waiting for - click on those links!
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