Easter 2C

Easter 2C
April 3, 2016

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Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Acts 5:27-32
Roman Catholic reading: Acts 5:12-16

Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150
Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 118:2-24
United Methodist reading:
Psalm 150

Revelation 1:4-8
Roman Catholic reading: Revelation 1:9-11, 12-13, 17-19

John 20:19-31

Reading and Studying the Text This Week

OnLine Worship and Liturgy

  • Graphics and Multimedia (see also listings at individual scripture pages, linked in listings at top of page):
  • Hymns and Music:
    • Original Hymns, Settings, and Songs:
      • "When Thomas Heard from Jesus," Carolyn Winfrey Gillette's hymn celebrating the all of the biblical stories about Thomas, his growing faith and ours. Tune: AURELIA 7.6.7.6 D ("The Church's One Foundation").
      • "Your Word is Like a Lamp, O Lord," Carolyn Winfrey Gillette's hymn giving thanks for the Bible, including the stories of Jesus, and how it continues to speak today. Tune: 8.8.8 ("Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak").
      • "O God, In Raising Jesus," Carolyn Winfrey Gillette's hymn celebrating Jesus' resurrection leading followers to work for transforming the hurting world that Jesus loves. Tune: AURELIA 7.6.7.6 D ("The Church's One Foundation").
    • Psalm Settings:
    • Hymn/Song/Choral Piece Lists:
      • Hymn and Song Suggestions, Easter 2, 2016, annotated suggestions from Natalie Sims, Singing from the Lectionary.
      • You Call That Church Music? alternative music planning blog for church musicians following the RCL (with videos), Ann Strickland, 2016.
      • Preaching Helps and Worship Resources, Rev. Dawn Chesser, Taylor Burton-Edwards, Dean McIntyre, Prayers, Lectionary Hymns, United Methodist Church General Board of Discipleship, 2016.
      • Hymn and Song Suggestions, Easter 2C, 2010, annotated suggestions from Natalie Sims, Singing from the Lectionary.
      • Hymn Suggestions for the Sunday Lectionary (with lyrics and sound files) from the Oremus Hymnal. (Click "Hymn Suggestions for the Sunday Lectionary.")
      • Worship Resource Manual, The Moravian Church, Southern Province. Worksheets for planning music in worship: hymns, anthems, solos, organ repertoire suggestions for RCL texts. Direct link to Easter 2.
      • Hymnary.org, hymns, scores, media, information.
      • The Billabong, Easter 2, by Rev Jeff Shrowder, Uniting Church in Australia: Hymn suggestions and paraphrases of lectionary Psalms.
      • Choral Anthem Project, Easter 2C, National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
      • Sing for Joy, Easter, 2C, 2007. Choral reflections on this week's lectionary readings, St. Olaf College.
      • Starters for Sunday. Thoughts on Readings, Prayers & Hymn Suggestions. Office for Worship, Doctrine and Artistic Matters, Church of Scotland, 2016.
      • Gathering, from the United Church of Canada. Includes sermon seeds, liturgical ideas, "with children," hymn suggestions, choral suggestions etc, 2016. (Terms of Use)
      • Together to Celebrate, Easter 2, 2016, David MacGregor, Uniting Church in Australia. Contemporary Christian Music resources.
  • With Children (see also listings at individual scripture pages, linked in listings at top of page):
  • Children's Bulletins (see also listings at individual scripture pages, linked in listings at top of page)
    • CatholicMom.com: Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, and Word Search based on weekly gospel text.
    • Children's Activity Sheets: Activities for Children, based on the Revised Common Lectionary, by Dorothy A. DeBisschop, Great Hill UMC, Seymour, Connecticut. At Bass Mitchell's homiliesbyemail.com.
    • Activity Sheets for Children, Fun for all Creatures Great & Small, UCC, 2010. (pdf)
    • Coloring Pages/Puzzles. Charles Kirkpatrick, Object Lessons & Children's Sermons, Coloring Pages, Puzzles. Sermons4Kids.com. (Scroll to bottom of page.)
    • Weekly Devotions, Faith Formation Journeys, 2016.
    • Lectionary Puzzles, Easter 2. Word search puzzles in RTF or plain text, by Reg McMillan, St.Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Peterborough, Ontario.
  • Drama (see listings at individual scripture pages, linked in listings at top of page)