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The collect for the second Sunday of Easter -





"Now into the keeping of God I put all things today.  All disappointments, hindrances, forgotten things, negligences;  all gladness and beauty, love, delight, achievement;  all that people have done for me,  all that I have done for them, my work and my prayers.  And I commit all the people whom I love to his shepherding, to his healing and restoring, to his calling and making; for the sake of him who is the light which darkness shall never overcome." 

~ Margaret Cooper, 1886-1980


"O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained"  Psalm 8:1,3