He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Easter Sunday Link – Mar 31, 2024

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell His disciples. Matthew 28:8 Image © 2024 Gospelimages

Christ is risen! 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 confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we worship: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. We celebrate God’s unending love, and share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!

Click on either the picture above or the following link to access the March 31, 2024 Live-Stream Worship Service for Easter Sunday:

Easter Sunday Live-Stream Worship

The Lessons: (Link to the Readings)
First Reading:
Acts 10:34-43
Peter crosses the immense religious and social boundary that separates Jews from Gentiles in order to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, so that God’s forgiveness in Jesus’ name would reach out to all people.
Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118:24)
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The core of the Christian faith and Paul’s preaching is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the crucified and risen Christ appeared to the earliest of his followers, so we experience the presence of the Risen One in the preaching of this faith.
Gospel: Mark 16:1-8
The resurrection of Jesus is announced, and the response is one of terror and amazement.

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen