Welcome to this video worship experience for the Third Sunday of Easter. On this day, we continue to proclaim the good news: “Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” The gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that […]
Welcome to this video worship experience for the Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day. On this day, we proclaim the good news: “Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and […]
Easter 3B April 19, 2015 Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley, CA A STORY: Emily Habben’s (Wilmar MN) 5 year old had been working on saying the Lord’s Prayer for some time. One day she asked if he would recite it. Enthusiastic to share something he had learned, he ceremoniously began his recitation and spoke the […]
We rejoice that God has smashed the status quo and turned the tables on all the priorities of the world. We live in the promise that all best are off, all expectations are reversed because Jesus is Lord. Easter people know that in the resurrection of Jesus live has purpose and meaning and that in Him we are included in His mission as an awesome and non-negotiable responsibility. Crash helmets indeed!
Somehow, I wonder if some of this early season hype, some of our desire to have Christmas early, doesn’t have something to do with the deeper longings of our hearts. I wonder it if doesn’t have to do with wanting to claim clear signs of “peace and calm” — Silent Night, Holy Night; all is calm, all is bright”.