5th Sunday of Easter Year C: 1st Reading

Acts 14:21-27

After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the good news
   to that city
   and made a considerable number of disciples,
   they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.
They strengthened the spirits of the disciples
   and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying,
   “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships
   to enter the kingdom of God.”
They appointed elders for them in each church and,
   with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord
   in whom they had put their faith.
Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia.
After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia.
From there they sailed to Antioch,
   where they had been commended to the grace of God
   for the work they had now accomplished.
And when they arrived, they called the church together
   and reported what God had done with them
   and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.