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Children's Activity

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Arise! -- John 20:1-18 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Hallelujah! -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
An empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
This is a great way to share the Easter story with children.
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Children are often focused on the wrong
Happy face -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Re-enact Mary's journey to the tomb (vv.
Sad/Happy -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Teachers: The story of Easter morning begins sad but has a
The Lord is risen indeed -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Materials:
Oven or toaster oven
Refrigerator biscuits (one per child)

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 20:1-18 -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 20:1-18 -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Easter Makes A Difference In Our Lives -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
All of the texts for this Easter’s celebration of the resurrection direct us to consider the resurre
An open, empty tomb -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Sandra Herrman -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Many years ago, this pastor was invited to Easter dinner in the home of a parishioner.
A day of surprises -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Every so often, I have been unable to watch a sports event that I am interested in when it has been
All things to all people? -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
What does the territory ahead look like as you chart your way through what is
Old life, new life, different life -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
Easter is a joyous time, a time of new life and new hope, of spring after winter, of the holiday aft
The wondrous mixture of joy and fear -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
We are accustomed to greeting others and to hearing others greet us at this time of year with the wo
Promise and fulfillment -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
Breaking boxes -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Easter Day - A
The central message of Christian faith is that Jesus was raised from the dead.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 20:1-18 -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 20:1-18 -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Ahmed's Gift -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

CSSPlus

Hard Times -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When you see a box of tissues what do you normally think of?
The Rest of the Story -- John 20:1-18 -- Anna Shirey -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Consider the lilies -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated a
Arise! -- John 20:1-18 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and
Future goals -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (v. 2)
Hallelujah! -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the
Raised with Christ -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A
Happy Easter! Who can tell me what Easter is about? (get responses) That's right.
An empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Happy Easter! Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!
Think about Jesus -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! What are we celebrating today? (Let them
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! Can anybody tell me what we are celebrating
Sweet good news -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! This is Easter. CHRIST IS RISEN! What a
Happy face -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! CHRIST IS RISEN! Easter has come and Jesus has
Sky-gazing -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A
As you greet the children, talk while gazing into the heavens
Turned up-side down -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to show you a picture of
The Lord is risen indeed -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what makes today special?

The Immediate Word

Looking Into The Tomb -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When the grief-stricken women discover the empty tomb on Easter morning, it is so unexpected and bey
Revisiting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2014

Preaching the resurrection can be a challenging endeavor -- and in this installment of Th

Breaking News -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
"Do not be afraid. These words that the angel speaks to the two Marys at the empty tomb (and then r
Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008

Easter Day / Cycle A

Dear Fellow Preachers:
Our Lead Story -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- George L. Murphy -- Easter Day - A
March 27, 2005

Easter Sunday| Cycle A

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Jack's Hen -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - A
Jack was grief stricken. His favourite hen had died.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
...
Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
The Lord has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.
Easter Day -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
Set your minds on things that are above....
-- Colossians 3:2

Easter Day -- John 20:1-18 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
... she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know it was Jesus.
Easter Day -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Easter Sunday (2017) -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
Acts 10:34-43
Sermon Illustrations for Easter Sunday (2014) -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Acts 10:34-43
This was a shocking message... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Bob Ove -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
This was a shocking message to the Jews, especially the Pharisees who hated all Gentile outsiders.
Too often the impact... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Too often the impact of Easter does not register in our lives.
Two young men were... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Two young men were making fun of the Christian idea of resurrection from the dead, saying that it wa
Envy is also determined... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Ron Love -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Envy is also determined by "proximity." This hypothesis was put forth by David Hume, the 18th-centur
As the whole account... -- John 20:1-18 -- Bob Ove -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
As the whole account of the resurrection seems to indicate, no one, family or disciples, seemed to h
NULL -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Acts 10:34-43
NULL -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Craig Kelly -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
When I came to this country from Canada eight years ago, the US was still reeling from the effects o
NULL -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
As Peter Pan reminds Wendy, John, and Michael, we must "think happy thoughts!" before we can fly.
NULL -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Ron Love -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Lou Holtz, the renowned coach of Notre Dame, concluded his autobiography with this message: "God ans
NULL -- John 20:1-18 -- Craig Kelly -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
I remember once as a kid, my family went to the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.
Albert Einstein many times spoke... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Albert Einstein many times spoke of how a scientific hypothesis "works." He said that "A
What Peter told Captain Cornelius... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
What Peter told Captain Cornelius and his family went far beyond the bounds of political
A Sunday school teacher was... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
A Sunday school teacher was hoping to have her class involved in some creative
Love is not praising each... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Love is not praising each other nor criticizing each other. As the Zen Buddhists say so
My son came home one... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
My son came home one day from football practice and said to me, "Dad, the team we are
Malcolm Ellis, an Episcopal priest... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Malcolm Ellis, an Episcopal priest in St. Paul, Minnesota, tells a story of his daughter,
A good friend took me... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
A good friend took me aside a few years ago and said, "Look. You talk about Jesus. But
To demonstrate the new life... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
To demonstrate the new life we have in Christ, on Easter Sunday people at Willow Creek
Lying on our backs as... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Lying on our backs as children, on a dark summer night, we were amazed at the many
Arthur Ashe died February 6... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Arthur Ashe died February 6, 1993. He hadn't played tennis for years because of his heart

The Immediate Word

Looking Into The Tomb -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When the grief-stricken women discover the empty tomb on Easter morning, it is so unexpected and bey
Revisiting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2014

Preaching the resurrection can be a challenging endeavor -- and in this installment of Th

Breaking News -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
"Do not be afraid. These words that the angel speaks to the two Marys at the empty tomb (and then r

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Risen God... -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

SermonStudio

The Resurrection of Our Lord -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Andrew Daughters -- Easter Day - A -- 1989
When I was young, they told me
That around this time of year,

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Looking Into The Tomb -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When the grief-stricken women discover the empty tomb on Easter morning, it is so unexpected and bey
Revisiting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2014

Preaching the resurrection can be a challenging endeavor -- and in this installment of Th

Breaking News -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
"Do not be afraid. These words that the angel speaks to the two Marys at the empty tomb (and then r
Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008

Easter Day / Cycle A

Dear Fellow Preachers:
Our Lead Story -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- George L. Murphy -- Easter Day - A
March 27, 2005

Easter Sunday| Cycle A

SermonStudio

Resurrection Of Our Lord / Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Trusting The Rope Will Hold -- Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Easter Day - A -- 2009
Then Peter began to speak to them: "...
Easter Imperatives -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Easter Day - A -- 2009
Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you have broken the power of
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Easter, Years B and C, for alternative approac
The Resurrection Of Our Lord -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Jeremiah 31:1-6 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 10:34--43 (C, E); Acts 10:34, 37--43 (RC)
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
The resurrection is for everyone. That is the message of our text.
Resurrection Of The Lord -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Resurrection and new life in the risen Christ.
Resurrection -- John 20:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
1. Text
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 10:34-43 (C, E); Acts 10:34, 37-43 (RC)
Miracle 4 Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
1. Text
The Lord's victory over the powers of sin and death -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Easter Day - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Miracle Of Miracles -- John 20:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and
The Miracle Of Miracles The Miracle Of The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 10:34-43 (C, E, L); Acts 10:34, 37-43 (RC)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Looking Into The Tomb -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When the grief-stricken women discover the empty tomb on Easter morning, it is so unexpected and bey
Revisiting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2014

Preaching the resurrection can be a challenging endeavor -- and in this installment of Th

Breaking News -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
"Do not be afraid. These words that the angel speaks to the two Marys at the empty tomb (and then r
Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008

Easter Day / Cycle A

Dear Fellow Preachers:
Our Lead Story -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- George L. Murphy -- Easter Day - A
March 27, 2005

Easter Sunday| Cycle A

SermonStudio

Putting the World Back Together -- John 20:1-18 -- David O. Bales -- Easter Day - A -- 2010
It's too soon after the murder to mention the names of the people involved; so, the following names
What Difference Does it Make? -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Tony S. Everett -- Easter Day - A -- 2010
What a joyful day! Throughout the world Christians are gathered to celebrate resurrection...
The Rest Of The Message -- John 20:1-18 -- Lee Griess -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
On June 18, 1815, the combined forces of Austria, Russia, Great Britain, and Prussia under the leade
Preaching Peace By Jesus Christ... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you!

Life In The Resurrection Zone -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- David O. Bales -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
Sermon Note: Before this sermon something like the following needs to be included the worship
Taking You Up With Him -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
"If I go down, I'm taking you down with me." We've all heard that line.
Jesus Transforms The Darkness Into Light -- John 20:1-18 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Pastor David Johnson was all ready, he thought, for his Easter sermon.
Those Parentheses -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Bill Mosley -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Your name is very important.
Easter Is About You -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Probably the most difficult sermon the Christian preacher is assigned to deliver is the sermon for E
Pastor, It's Cornelius On The Line ... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Robert J. Elder -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
There stood Peter, in the very position in which lots of believers have found themselves.
Our Need To Talk With The Son -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
Three sisters lived in the forest.
The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is! -- John 20:1-18 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
The Lord is risen!

He is risen indeed!

The Lord is risen!
The Triumph Of His Defeat -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
Bishop Walter L. Underwood wrote a book a few years ago called Being Human Being Hopeful.
Easter: A Time For Higher Things -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
The Empty Tomb -- John 20:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
The story continues: "But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look i
The God Of Rolling Stones -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
"Christ is risen!" "He is risen indeed!"
Resurrection In A Cross--Shaped World -- John 20:1-18 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Easter Day - A
In one of his songs, Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel fame suggests that we live in a time "of mira

The Village Shepherd

Experiencing Resurrection -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - A
I wonder whether Jesus knew there would be a glorious resurrection when he hung there nailed to
Everything Changes -- Jeremiah 31:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - A
In the film, "Man Dancin'", one of the conditions of Jimmy's parole from prison is that he attends a

Stories

StoryShare

The Witness -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
Contents
"The Witness" by Keith Hewitt
"Reliable Women" by Frank Ramirez
A Change Of Perspective -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Easter Day - A -- 2014
Contents
"A Change of Perspective" by Peter Andrew Smith

No Respecter Of Persons -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Craig Kelly, Peter Andrew Smith -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Contents
"No Respecter of Persons" by Craig Kelly
Anticipation -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Argile Smith, David O. Bales -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Anticipation" by Argile Smith
Easter Stories -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Easter Day - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "The Door to Eternity"

SermonStudio

Rolling Stones -- John 20:1-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
The story is certainly familiar.
Easter Stories -- Acts 10:34-43 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Ralph Milton
Breaking The Stone -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary we
Shocked From Recognition -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Je
Doing Something - For God -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Constance Berg -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
"Honey, I want to do something for God. What should I do?"
Home Movies -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
One evening, for some unknown reason, Kay found herself alone in her basement watching old home movi
The Mortician's Tale -- John 20:1-18 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
It was on a warm Saturday afternoon, late in the spring of 1911. I'll never forget the day.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Looking Into The Tomb -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Easter Day - A -- 2017
When the grief-stricken women discover the empty tomb on Easter morning, it is so unexpected and bey
Revisiting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2014

Preaching the resurrection can be a challenging endeavor -- and in this installment of Th

Breaking News -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Mary Austin, George Reed -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
"Do not be afraid. These words that the angel speaks to the two Marys at the empty tomb (and then r
Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008

Easter Day / Cycle A

Dear Fellow Preachers:
Our Lead Story -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- George L. Murphy -- Easter Day - A
March 27, 2005

Easter Sunday| Cycle A

SermonStudio

Easter Day -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
Greeting
(each set is increasingly louder)
P: He is risen.
The Resurrection Of Our Lord -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: This is the day
We Can't See This Enough -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Acts 10:39-40)
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Hymns
Thine (Yours) Is the Glory (NCH253, PH122, CBH269)
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord) -- Acts 10:34-43, Jeremiah 31:1-6 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Theme: Jesus Christ -- Lord Of All or Everlasting Love

Call To Worship
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord) -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Theme: New Life In Christ

Call To Worship
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord) -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Theme: The Resurrection Of Jesus

Call To Worship
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord) -- Psalm 118:14-29 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Easter Day - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Resurrection of the Christ -- John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
A Return To Good Friday For Those Who Want Life Without Death
Easter (Resurrection Of Our Lord) -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43
Theme: The Whole Story

Call To Worship
Raised With Christ -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as a call to worship or as a benediction.
2 readers - 2 men
EASTER -- Acts 10:34-43a, John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4 -- B. David Hostetter -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Easter as God's "Yes" -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Easter Day - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: The heart of the kerygmatic recapitulation contained in Peter's speech to Gentiles
Christ's resurrection is for all people -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4 -- Heth H. Corl -- Easter Day - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
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EASTER DAY -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:14-24 -- Norman A. Beck -- Easter Day - A -- 1986
More than on any other day during the Church Year, our Easter Day message must be subjective and it
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
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Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
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"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
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Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

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Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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