Readings for Easter 5: Rogation Sunday (focus text in bold):
Deuteronomy 4:5-9 - the nations will see the wisdom of your law if you heed it
Psalm 19:7-14 - the law of the Lord is precious and delicious
James 1:22-27 - "Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only"
John 16:23-33 - Jesus came from the Father and goes back to the Father
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: “Blessing of the Wheat in Artois” (detail), depicting a Rogation procession in the French countryside, by Jules Breton, 1857, oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris