Category Archives: Easter

Second Sunday in Easter

Faith in the Risen Christ

Collect: The Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery  established in 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 Hoy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Acts 2: 14, 22-32 . . . Peter attests to the resurrection of Jesus Christ as an act of God, an act that forms the basis for Christian community.

Psalm 16 . . . A Song of the Refugee . . . a deep sense of optimism.

1 Peter 1:3-9 . . .  envisions faith in and a love for Christ as a sign of our salvation

John 20:19-31 . . . Jesus does not leave Thomas behind, but rewards his persistence with faith.

A Sermon about the twin.   MaryAnn McKibben Dana describes herself as “a writer, spouse, mother of three, muffin maker and occasional marathoner.” She says, “I am a Presbyterian pastor whose spiritual inner child is secretly Quaker. (I guess the secret’s out.) I believe in the expansive love of God that knows no bounds.” In this sermon from John 20:19-31 she wrestles with Thomas’s doubt, and the love of God that seeks him out and finds him in an upper room.

 

 

Easter Week

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

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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

ACTS 3:1-10

PSALM 105:1-8 . . . A Song of Remembrance

  1. O God, we rise in thanks to call upon your name, we rise to spread the tiding of your deeds
  2. We rise to sing you songs of praise recounting every work and word in music’s voice.
  3. We rise to sing in honor of holy name, let every seeker’s heart rejoice
  4. And search for you with their strength until they stand before the beauty of your face, remembering.
  5. Remember, remember everything you can recall, remember every work and wonder, remember every word God speaks to you in wisdom.
  6. Remember too that you are children of the Blessed One, your heritage goes back to Abraham and Sarah.
  7. Remember that you are servants of the Lord, and chosen ones like Jacob by your God,
  8. 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

 

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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

PSALM 33:18-21

JOHN 20:11-18

Mary’s Encounter with the Risen Christ

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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. . . .

PSALM 16:8-11

 I keep the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

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

MATTHEW 28:9-15

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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Resurrection Sunday

Jesus’ triumph over death;  what happened to Jesus can also happen for us

Collect : Easter Sunday

O God, who for our redemption gave your only begotten Son to death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ you Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Acts 10:34-43 . . . Peter preaches the good news: Jesus, judge of the living and the dead, offers forgiveness

Jeremiah 31:1-6 . . . Jeremiah  foresees a time of restoration reminiscent of the first exodus.

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 . . . the hearts of believers resound with shouts of victory: “The Lord has done a mighty thing!”

Colossians 3:1-4 . . . Paul reminds us that Christ is now our life, and we have set our hearts on him.

John 20:1-18 . . . the tomb is empty, and the risen Jesus reassured Mary Magdalene of his victory.

Matthew 28:1-10 . . . about the resurrection

The Story, a film.

What the resurrection means to us,  Sermon by Bishop  T.D. Jakes at Potter’s Touch.