Scripture Readings for May 5, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)  •  Psalm 30  •  Revelation 5:11-14  •  John 21:1-19

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)
9:1 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the
Lord, went to the high priest

9:2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any
who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

9:3 Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven
flashed around him.

9:4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you
persecute me?"

9:5 He asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting.

9:6 But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

9:7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the
voice but saw no one.

9:8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing;
so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.

9:9 For three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

9:10 Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a
vision, "Ananias." He answered, "Here I am, Lord."

9:11 The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house
of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying,

9:12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so
that he might regain his sight."

9:13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much
evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem;

9:14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who invoke your name."

9:15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring
my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel;

9:16 I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."

9:17 So Ananias went and entered the house. He laid his hands on Saul and said,
"Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me so
that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

9:18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was
restored. Then he got up and was baptized,

9:19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. For several days he was with
the disciples in Damascus,

9:20 and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the
Son of God."

Psalm 30
30:1 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes
rejoice over me.

30:2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

30:3 O LORD, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among
those gone down to the Pit.

30:4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.

30:5 For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger
for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

30:6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved."

30:7 By your favor, O LORD, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your
face; I was dismayed.

30:8 To you, O LORD, I cried, and to the LORD I made supplication:

30:9 "What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise
you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?

30:10 Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me! O LORD, be my helper!"

30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and
clothed me with joy,

30:12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give
thanks to you forever.

Revelation 5:11-14
5:11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the
living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of
thousands,

5:12 singing with full voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power
and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

5:13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the
sea, and all that is in them, singing, "To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be
blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!"

5:14 And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the elders fell down and
worshiped.

John 21:1-19
21:1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of
Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way.

21:2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of
Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

21:3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with
you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

21:4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know
that it was Jesus.

21:5 Jesus said to them, "Children, you have no fish, have you?" They answered him,
"No."

21:6 He said to them, "Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find
some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so
many fish.

21:7 That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter
heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into
the sea.

21:8 But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they
were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

21:9 When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and
bread.

21:10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught."

21:11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a
hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn.

21:12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared
to ask him, "Who are you?" because they knew it was the Lord.

21:13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the
fish.

21:14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was
raised from the dead.

21:15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John,
do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you."
Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs."

21:16 A second time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" He said to him,
"Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Tend my sheep."

21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter felt
hurt because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord,
you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

21:18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt
and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to
go."

21:19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After
this he said to him, "Follow me."