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Children's Activity

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Peace be with you -- John 20:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Believe -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Written for you -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
The last verse of today's gospel reading says, "But these are written so that you may come to believ
Shalom -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: The Bible tells us that the peace of
Peace! -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Teach your children the deeper concepts
Peace Be With You -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers: After Jesus rose from the dead he appeared to the
Scars tell a story -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Materials:
Oven or toaster oven
Rolls of sugar cookie dough

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) --John 20:19-31 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) --John 20:19-31 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Varying New Life Experiences -- Acts 2:14a; 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- David Coffin -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
As a pastor and a Christian, I have always found the challenge of “Easter” to be not allowing it to
Pound of flesh demanded -- Acts 2:14a; 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- David Coffin -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
It is the time of year for the last push of demands before the summer season beckons upon the horizo
Loving, sight unseen -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Recently a friend told me the story of his move to our community.
Proof of life -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
One of my good friends died last year. He had reached a good age and was mostly ready
Loving, sight unseen -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
Recently a friend told me the story of his move to our community.
A breath of fresh air -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
Fresh air is precisely what many people feel they never get in church.
Living hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Now it's time to preach -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
The Sunday after Easter is an unenviable time for preachers in many churches.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) --John 20:19-31 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) --John 20:19-31 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

When Simon's Dad Went Away -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Is It True? -- John 20:19-31 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Have you ever looked closely at a dollar bill?  Do you know whose picture is on it?
Do You Trust Me? -- John 20:19-31 -- Anna Shirey -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Jesus Breathes Peace -- John 20:19-31 -- Anna Shirey -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2013
Sight unseen -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe
Peace be with you -- John 20:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." (v.
More precious than gold -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
... so that the genuineness of your faith -- being more precious than gold that,
Believe -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them,
Always brand new -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Happy Easter! Did you know that it's still Easter?
Written for you -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Happy Easter! Did you know that it's still Easter?
Every Sunday is special -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Last Sunday was a very special day for
Shalom -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! I brought this picture to show you today. What
More precious than gold -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning. I love the look of solid gold. Gold is beautiful
Peace! -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
When Jesus rose from the dead, the disciples must have been
More precious than gold -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something to share
I doubt it! -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. What does this sign mean? (Let
Confident living hope -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what the word confidence means?
Scars tell a story -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Whom Can You Trust? -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but i
Show Me The Marks -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as some

The Reluctant Witness -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the t
Born Anew To A Living Hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
It is a paradoxical world where a life that appears empty of meaning and possibility can spark eithe

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Thomas And The Cave -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Thomas had never seen his friends so excited.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 2 -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held
Easter 2 -- Psalm 16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Easter 2 -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
...
Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are r

Drama

SermonStudio

Life -- John 20:19-31 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Easter 2 (2017) -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 2 (2014) -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
As all the other... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
As all the other Anglicans in church knelt at their pews, during prayer George Washington would stan
Peter's preaching on the... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Peter's preaching on the first Pentecost was a testimony to the fact that though Jesus has returned
Blaise Pascal said... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Blaise Pascal said that in every human heart there is a God-shaped vacuum that can never be filled b
Our first assignment... -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Our first assignment is to give praise to God the Father of Jesus.
The Masada was Herod's... -- John 20:19-31 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The Masada was Herod's summer palace and fortress.
Doubt about the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Doubt about the resurrection is not just Thomas' hang-up.
Transactional analysis (TA)... -- John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Transactional analysis (TA) is an integrative approach to the theory of psychology and psychotherapy
NULL -- Acts 2:14-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Acts 2:14-32
NULL -- Acts 2:14-32 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
A very long and controversial hearing was held in the Senate before Clarence Thomas was approved as
NULL -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Many people are frightened of cemeteries.
NULL -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Craig Kelly -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
I hated art class as a kid.
NULL -- John 20:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Rebecca wanted to go out to dinner with all of her friends, but had to work instead.
NULL -- John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
On January 14, 2011, President Barack Obama issued his proclamation for Religious Freedom Day.
In the early '90s, I... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
In the early '90s, I lived in Santa Barbara, California, and attended a dynamic, renewing,
A Jewish woman who knew... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
A Jewish woman who knew nothing about Jesus and absolutely nothing about
Leroy was in his early... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Leroy was in his early seventies when he took an in-depth Bible study class at his church.
King David's tomb is located... -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
King David's tomb is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The cenotaph is draped in red
Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure... -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions deals with how our
People live and die with... -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
People live and die with many kinds of hopes. My dad always hoped that "his ship would
It is fitting to remember... -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
It is fitting to remember, this first Sunday after Easter, the appearances Jesus made to his

The Immediate Word

Whom Can You Trust? -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but i
Show Me The Marks -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as some

The Reluctant Witness -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the t

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Risen God... -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Whom Can You Trust? -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but i
Show Me The Marks -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as some

The Reluctant Witness -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the t
Born Anew To A Living Hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
It is a paradoxical world where a life that appears empty of meaning and possibility can spark eithe

SermonStudio

Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Easter 2 -- Psalm 16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2006
This psalm is a song of confidence and trust, and the first-century church found in it a prophecy of
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 2:14a, 22--32 (C, E)
Second Sunday of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Three important religious festivals are prescribed for Israel in the Old Testament -- Tabernacles i
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Jesus out of the grave and alive and with us.
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 (C, E)
faith and doubt -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 2:14a, 22--32 (C, E, L)
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 (C, E, L)
Second Sunday of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Whom Can You Trust? -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but i
Show Me The Marks -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as some

The Reluctant Witness -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the t
Born Anew To A Living Hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
It is a paradoxical world where a life that appears empty of meaning and possibility can spark eithe

SermonStudio

He's Back -- John 20:19-31 -- David O. Bales -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Most Christians know about the Holy Spirit's power granted one morning in Jerusalem seven weeks afte
Named, Claimed, and Framed -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Tony S. Everett -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
So, here we are just over one week after Easter Sunday. Vigils are finished.
Behind Closed Doors -- John 20:19-31 -- Lee Griess -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
There are some jokes that are just too terrible to tell from the pulpit.
Being A Witness -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
The other day I was driving along when all of a sudden, out of the blue, this car went whizzing by m
A Living Hope (If It Hadn't Been For Easter) -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- David O. Bales -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
A church member read the New Testament and concluded, "Amazing things were going on back then.
Living Hope -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
A middle--aged man was on a Caribbean cruise enjoying his first real vacation in years.
Enduring The Trials Of Faith -- John 20:19-3 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
"In the seventh year of his reign, two days before his sixty--fifth birthday, in the presence of a f
Fire In The Hold -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Bill Mosley -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
The great luxury liner was on fire, but no one knew it.
The Outcome Of Faith -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
The United States of America has earned the reputation of being the most violent culture in the worl
Peter's Story: Our Story -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Robert J. Elder -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Frederick Buechner described Peter's vigil outside the high priest's place on the night of Jesus' ar
The Last Beatitude -- John 20:19-31 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
What the disciples of Jesus reported to their fellow disciple Thomas they had seen seemed unbelievab
A Time Of Tests, Trials, And An Echo Of Rejoicing -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
I don't test well. I know the material, but I'm not sure I gave that impression on the test.
What Happens When We Can't Believe It? -- John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
All three of our Bible lessons for today touch on themes that cannot help but direct our attention t
The Antiphon Of Faith -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

I. "Filled With New Wine"
Doubting Thomas And His Twin -- John 20:19-31 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Several years ago the Episcopal Church launched a creative and clever advertising campaign.

The Village Shepherd

The Value Of Doubt -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Several years ago, 38 members of the "Heaven's Gate" religious cult in California drank poison i
Making Sense Of It -- Acts 2:14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
It was a big church which was growing.
Are You A Swimmer Or A Toe-Dipper? -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
There have been a number of adverts on television over recent months, warning against Benefit fr

Stories

StoryShare

Spiritually Speaking -- John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 16 -- Keith Wagner -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Contents
"Spiritually Speaking" by Keith Wagner
Guilt -- John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 16 -- Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Contents
"Guilt" by Keith Hewitt


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An Imperishable Inheritance -- John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 16 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Contents
"An Imperishable Inheritance" by Frank Ramirez
When Through Fiery Trials -- John 20:1-18, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr., Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"When through Fiery Trials" by Alex Gondola
Reason To Doubt -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Reason to Doubt"

SermonStudio

God's Ultimate Cosmic Joke -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Many congregations have begun celebrating this second Sunday of Easter as Holy Humor Sunday.
Hoo -- John 20:19-31 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Claire Clyburn
Out Of Africa -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so tha
Doubt - A Difficult Thing To Overcome -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Doubt, especially self--doubt, is difficult to overcome. Sometimes it is impossible.
Harry's Legacy -- John 20:19-31 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Harry was a quiet, gentle, kind-hearted man who daily demonstrated his concern for people.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Whom Can You Trust? -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but i
Show Me The Marks -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as some

The Reluctant Witness -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the t
Born Anew To A Living Hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31, Psalm 16 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
It is a paradoxical world where a life that appears empty of meaning and possibility can spark eithe

SermonStudio

Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 16 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
A Gospel Litany
Easter 2 -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Who Is That Preaching? -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Acts 2:32)
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Hymns
I Danced In The Morning (UM261, PH 302)
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: Testimony To The Risen Lord

Call To Worship
Second Sunday Of Easter -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: A Living Hope

Call To Worship
Second Sunday Of Easter -- John 20:19-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: The Doubter

Call To Worship
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Psalm 16:5-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Bright Monday -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Bright Monday, also called Easter Monday, acknowledges the fact that God has the last laugh over sin
Jesus' Appearance to the Disciples -- John 20:19-31 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
A Celebration Of Resurrection

Invitation to the Easter Celebration
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Theme: But God Is

Call To Worship
The Living Hope -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Bless our God who has given us counsel.
The early church proclaims Christ's resurrection -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Heth H. Corl -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
EASTER 2 -- Psalm 16:5-11, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Norman A. Beck -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
The primary theme of these texts selected for Easter 2 is appropriately, implicitly or explicitly, t
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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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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



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.

First Lesson
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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