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Easter 2019

This Makes Everything New

“Easter” comes from an old English word related to dawn and shining. At Easter we stand in light of the resurrection to see a new creation, transformed by the grace and glory of God. We celebrate the presence and power of the risen Christ in his church, proclaiming his good news through Word and Sacrament. We rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit, who is the “Lord and giver of life.” In the fullest sense, Easter is a new way of life, in which we are “dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 6:11).  This season we will read stories from the gospels that help us connect with the risen Christ.

 

April 21        Resurrection Sunday                    Luke 24:1-12

April 28        Easter 2                                                John 20:19-31

May 5            Easter 3                                                John 21:1-19

May 12        Easter 4                                                 John 10:22-30

May 19        Easter 5                                                 John 5:1-9

May 26        Easter 6                                                 Matthew 11:25-30

June 2          Ascension                                             Luke 24:44-53

June 9           Pentecost                                             John 14:8-17

June 16        Trinity                                                    John 16:12-15

 

The Sunday Lectionary  is a three-year cycle of weekly readings.   This lectionary is built around the seasons of the Church Year. During most of the year, the lections are: a reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. 

 

The  Daily Lectionary expands the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion. These readings complement the Sunday readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship.