Jesus you are the good shepherd,
The Father loves you because you are willing to give your life;
no one takes your life from you;
you give it up of your own free will;
you are the good shepherd.
Jesus is the good shepherd who understands our frailty,
and knows each of us by name.
Gospel Reading - A trustworthy steward
35 "Be prepared - all dressed and ready - 36 for your Lord's return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. 37 There will be great joy for those who are ready and waiting for his return. He himself will seat them and put on a waiter's uniform and serve them as they sit and eat! 38 He may come at nine o'clock at night - or even at midnight. But whenever he comes there will be joy for his servants who are ready!
39 "Everyone would be ready for him if they knew the exact hour of his return - just as they would be ready for a thief if they knew when he was coming. 40 So be ready all the time, For I, the Messiah, [Literally, "the Son of Man."] will come when least expected."
41 Peter asked, "Lord, are you talking just to us or to everyone?"
42-44 And the Lord replied, "I'm talking to any faithful, sensible man whose master gives him the responsibility of feeding the other servants. If his master returns and finds that he has done a good job, there will be a reward - his master will put him in charge of all he owns.. . . . . Luke 12:35-44
In the heavenly kingdom,
the blessèd have their dwelling place;
and their rest for ever and ever.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.