Preparing for Sunday: Easter Sunday

Preparing for Sunday: Easter Sunday

Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday: April 16th, 2017

“Perhaps [the critics are right and] the drama is played out now and Jesus is safely dead and buried. Perhaps. It is ironical and entertaining to consider that at least once in the world’s history those words might have been said with complete conviction, and that was on the eve of the Resurrection.”

– Dorothy L. Sayers

He is Risen! After the long season of Lent, and the sobriety of Holy Week, the dawning of Easter morning seems all the more sweet. Let us look forward to this Sunday’s celebration of Christ’s Resurrection, and his ultimate victory over death.

Sermon Title: “The Gospel to the Peddlers, Poets, and Philosophers”

Sermon Text: Acts 17:16-34

Second Scripture Reading:  Luke 24:1-12

A Prayer for Today: “Almighty God, who through your only Son Jesus Christ has overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech you, that as by your special grace you do put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.” (BCP 1662)


“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue.”

– Carl Sagan

“It was light coming out of darkness, like the sun rising out of the sea. It was stillness and unspeakable relief following in the wake of a storm. It was hope rising out of shuddering despair. It was life springing like a lily, like a rose out of death.”

– Fredrick Buechner

“God has put eternity into the human heart.”

– Ecclesiastes 3:11

Music: The first song, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” is to be sung while the children are still upstairs in the sanctuary. We encourage you to practice the song with them at home this week. The second song will be sung after they are dismissed.

Christ The Lord is Risen Today


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