Collect: Saturday of Easter Week
I thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered me from the dominion of sin and death and brought me into the kingdom of your Son; and I pray that, as his death he has called me to life, so by his love he may raise me to eternal Joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
ACTS 4:13-21 . . . Persecution for the sake of truth.
PSALM 118: 14-18 . . . Infinite Mercy, Everlasting Love
MARK 16:9-15, 20 . . . Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The Persecution for Truth’s Sake
The Birthing of the Church , T.D. Jakes
Collect: Friday of Easter Week
Almighty Father, who gave your only Son to die for our sins to rise for our justification: Give us grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in pureness of being and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
ACTS 4:1-12 . . . Peter and John before the Council
PSALM 116: 1-8 . . . The offered cup.
JOHN 21: 1-14 . . . Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
The story in video
Collect: Thursday of Easter Week
Almighty and everlasting God, who is the Paschal Mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
ACTS 3:11-26 . . . Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico
PSALM 8 . . . Divine Majesty and Human Dignity
LUKE 24:36-48 . . . Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Jesus appears to the disciples — the story behind it.
Collect: Wednesday of Easter Week
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
PSALM 105:1-8 . . . A Song of Remembrance
- O God, we rise in thanks to call upon your name, we rise to spread the tiding of your deeds
- We rise to sing you songs of praise recounting every work and word in music’s voice.
- We rise to sing in honor of holy name, let every seeker’s heart rejoice
- And search for you with their strength until they stand before the beauty of your face, remembering.
- Remember, remember everything you can recall, remember every work and wonder, remember every word God speaks to you in wisdom.
- Remember too that you are children of the Blessed One, your heritage goes back to Abraham and Sarah.
- Remember that you are servants of the Lord, and chosen ones like Jacob by your God,
- Who is the Mighty One and Master over all, whose will prevails and works succeed forever. (Translated by Lynn C. Bauman, in “Ancient Songs Sung Anew: The Psalms as Poetry)
LUKE 24:13-35 or “The Road to Emmaus” trailer . . . read, watch or both.
A Sermon on The subject
Collect: Tuesday of Easter Week
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.
ACTS 2: 36-41
Mary’s Encounter with the Risen Christ
Collect: Monday of Easter Week
Grant , we pray, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with awe the paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
PSALM 118:19-24 . . . Infinite Mercy and Everlasting Love
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it
ACTS 2:14, 22-32 . . . Peter Addresses the Crowd
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. . . .
I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore
9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Donald Lawrence Easter Praise
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