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Topical Study on Easter Easter is the Christian celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Easter: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by Juan M Floyd-Thomas http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=80 Sermon Illustration by Juan M Floyd-Thomas Topics: Easter , Jesus , Resurrection , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for an Easter service. Juan M. Floyd-Thomas and Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr. presents these cultural resources that provides historical information, stories/illustrations, songs, and much more. Easter benediction Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2013/02/easter-benediction/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Easter , Blessing , Resurrection Source: Carol Penner "My brothers and sisters! May the joy of resurrection and the hope of Easter fill your hearts and minds this whole year. Come Lord Jesus!" Easter Litany of Confession Element of Worship by Scott A Ressman https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-litany-of-confession.html Element of Worship by Scott A Ressman Topics: Easter , Confession , Prayer , Assurance Source: Re-Worship This is an Easter Litany of Confession from using Luke 24:1-12, and includes an Assurance of Pardon from Luke 2:10-11. Easter Is an Eight Day Feast Article by Robert R Allard http://www.hprweb.com/2012/04/easter-is-an-eight-day-feast/ Article by Robert R Allard Topics: Easter , Mercy , Eucharist , God's Mercy Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Robert Allard emphasizes that the celebration of Easter spans a full eight days. This great feast is the celebration of what every human heart desires: the Divine Mercy of God himself. Easter: Light, Love and Laughter Sermon (Complete) by Derek Weber https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/easter-sunday-2020/easter-sunday-year-a-lectionary-planning-notes/easter-sunday-year-a-preaching-notes Sermon (Complete) by Derek Weber Topics: Easter , Death , Joy , Love Source: Discipleship Ministries These sermon notes for Jeremiah 31:1-6, Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, and Colossians 3:1-4 emphasize the importance of treating Easter as a day for joy, light, love, and laughter. Easter Music and Worship Resources Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=264 Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This resource includes a call to worship and several suggestions for hymns, congregational songs, and choir anthems for Easter. Easter Installation Image by Grete Refsum https://www.artway.eu/content.php?id=1681&lang=en&action=show Image by Grete Refsum Topics: Easter , Prayer , Tradition , Bible Source: ArtWay Grete Refsum's piece, "Thy Will be Done," is part of his endeavors to understand what happened on Good Friday, and on Easter Sunday. He chooses to focus on those four words as the key. Easter Morning Call to Worship Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2018/03/easter-morning-call-to-worship/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Easter , Worship , Thankfulness , Omnipotence Source: Carol Penner This Easter morning call to worship by Carol Penner emphasizes joy and wonder, gratitude and thankfulness, following the woman to the tomb and leaving to proclaim that Christ is risen. Easter banner Image by Margaret Birrell https://worshipwords.co.uk/banner-at-rowville-uniting-easter-by-margaret-birrell/ Image by Margaret Birrell Topics: Easter , Worship , Church Source: Worship Words This Easter banner sewn by Margaret Birrell portrays an empty rock tomb overshadowed by red, orange and yellow rays of sunlight. A green hill and three crosses are visible in the background. Easter People Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/Triduum2017A/Vigil/theword_hamm.html Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm Topics: Easter , Resurrection , History of Redemption , Lectionary Source: The Sunday Website Dennis Hamm traces Easter themes through nine Old and New Testament texts. The commentary draws attention to God’s mission throughout the centuries to restore and renew his people. Easter Sunday, Celebration of Justice Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar https://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/easter-sunday-c/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Oppression , Life for a Life Source: Sacredise Based on texts for Easter Sunday (Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26), this resource focuses on the liberation that Jesus brings to the oppressed, wounded, and outcast people. Easter Activities for Sharing the Resurrection Story with Kids Article by Kathy Ruiter https://www.faithward.org/easter-activities-for-teaching-children-about-easter/ Article by Kathy Ruiter Topics: Easter , Children , Story , Creativity Source: Faithward Telling the Easter story to children has a meaningful impact on their faith. These Easter activities help children experience the resurrection story. Easter Sunrise: A Service for Home Worship Element of Worship https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/10260/easter-sunrise-a-service-for-home-worship Element of Worship Topics: Easter , Worship Planning Source: Ministry Matters A simple outline for an Easter sunrise service with guidance for expansion and suggested hymns. It can be used in a variety of ways and setting, both for home use and online during the COVID-10 pandemic. Easter Hope Poetry by Carol Penner https://togetherinworship.net/ResourceView/82/21809 Poetry by Carol Penner Topics: Easter , Death , Hope , Longing Source: Together in Worship Carol Penner's poem reflects on our intimate relationship with death and darkness and Easter morning, when light and hope breaks in. Easter Pandemic Prayer Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2020/04/easter-pandemic-prayer/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Easter , Faith , Hope , Prayer Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers a prayer for Easter in a time of pandemic. "Thank you, God, for hope when hope was lost and for life when death had won." Easter Surprise Article by Mary VandenBerg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/04/24/easter-surprise/ Article by Mary VandenBerg Topics: Easter , Baptism , Promises , Covenant Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the new life offered through the Jesus' resurrection, this Easter article by Mary VandenBerg considers how the covenant promises of new life offered in infant baptism represent a continuation of Jesus' completed work. Easter on the Move Article by Scott E Hoezee https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2005/03/16/easter-on-the-move/ Article by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Easter , Gospel , Holy Spirit , Conversion Source: Reformed Journal Reflecting on how Easter does not have a fixed yearly date in the Christian calendar, this article by Scott Hoezee considers how the good news of Easter often dawns on people when they least expect it. Easter Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/resurrection-of-our-lord-3/commentary-on-luke-241-12-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Easter , Death , Resurrection , Belief Source: Working Preacher Craig Koester's commentary for preaching Luke 24:1-12 on Easter breaks the passage into four steps that mirror our own lives: Jesus' death, an encounter with the resurrection message, unbelief, and finally belief. Easter Bewilderment Devotional by Anna MacDonald http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2018/03/easter-bewilderment/ Devotional by Anna MacDonald Topics: Easter , Death , Mary Magdalene, Saint , Resurrection Source: Ekklesia Project In this Easter reflection on John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Anna MacDonald considers the bewilderment experienced at the empty tomb, and invites those who find themselves disoriented by Easter to join the feast. Easter, The Celebration of Life Article by John van de Laar https://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/easter-4c/ Article by John van de Laar Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Life , Shepherd Source: Sacredise Based on texts for Easter (Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; John 10:22-30; Revelation 7:9-17), this resource reflects on the resurrection of Christ and the power of his resurrection that calls us to be "good shepherds."