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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

Surprise! -- John 20:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
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:
Retainers -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEMEAT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Which direction? -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers: One of the most common phrases in today's lesson is, "Peace be with you." It is said by Je
Nailprints -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Materials
Flat nails (4 to 6 inches long; 2 for each child)
Leather lacing

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
The marks on Jesus -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
This week's Gospel Lesson deals with Thomas and his desire
Believers are blessed -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: Following the great resurrection event of
Shalom -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: The Bible tells us that the peace of
"Blessed are those who believe" -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers or Parents: Unbelief is the one unforgivable sin!
No illusion here! -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: Optical illusions are used in today's
Peace! -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Teach your children the deeper concepts
Palm prints -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers or Parents: Use the text today to teach the children
Holy Spirit cards -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers: Jesus appeared to the disciples and gave them the
Holy Spirit cards -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers: Jesus appeared to the disciples and gave them the
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
Christ is risen -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Gospel Grams 2

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

Gospel Grams 1

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

Commentary

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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
Transformed lives -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
For me, the deepest proof of Jesus’ resurrection comes from the transformed lives of his followers.
So that you may come to believe -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- David Coffin -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
The challenge for those who preach from the lectionary every year is that we have the “Doubting Thom
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
Witnesses -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
There is a marvelous little story tucked away in the pages of Edward Gibbon's seven-volume work T
On having a physical relationship... with God! -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
If a human being was a candy bar, what would the label say? What are our ingredients?
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.
A week after -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31, Psalm 118:14-29 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
The gospels devote a great deal of attention to the week before Easter.
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
The end or the beginning? -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
What does it feel like for you and your congregation this Sunday after Easter? I suspect
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.
Witness: suffering and rejoicing with hope -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
Is the church living post-Christendom or post-Easter?
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.
The ultimacy of life -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
The theme for today may be summed up in the phrase, "The Difference that Easter Makes." All three le
Living hope -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Appearance -- Acts 5:17-32, John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4-18 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
At first, just the word that someone had seen him was enough. The eyewitnesses were present.
For those who don't know -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Every so often, we come across an event where, as we watch the people involved, we conclude, "They h
Christ for the church -- Acts 5:12, 17-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Immediately after Easter, the church comes to the fore.

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
Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 20:19-31 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Children's Activity Bulletin: John 20:19-31 -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B

Gospel Grams 1

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

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:
Toby's Dive -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Call to worship:
Tom's Doubts -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Call to Worship:

When Jesus appeared, he said "Peace be with you." Let us take hold

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Tom's Doubts -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Call to Worship:

When Jesus appeared, he said "Peace be with you." Let us take hold

Children's sermon

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Doubt Or Dare (to believe) -- John 20:19-31 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“Do not doubt but believe.” (v. 27b)
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?
Believing With Your Heart -- John 20:19-31 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: don’t just know about Jesus, believe in Jesus with your heart
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
The Proof Is in the Touching! -- John 20:19-31 -- Anna Shirey -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: Too often, I think, we have held up the story of Thomas as an example of the
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.
Surprise! -- John 20:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
"When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the
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,
Retainers -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the
Which direction? -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go hiking?
Nailprints -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Written for you -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Happy Easter! Did you know that it's still Easter?
The marks on Jesus -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Do you see this flower? It is called a dogwood. There is

The Immediate Word

Defending the Doubter -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
For April 8, 2018:
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
Unlocking Easter's Hope -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary gospel text opens with a stark description of the existential fear that gripp
Seeing (Each Other) Is Believing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
John’s gospel paints a striking portrait of the resurrection’s aftermath -- the disciples, terrified
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

Is It Real Or Is It Photoshop? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the lectionary showcases the familiar story of the disciple Thomas a
Finding Fellowship -- Acts 4:23-37, John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
The resurrection was a startling event that completely turned the lives of the disciples upside down
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
Cogito Tute -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
This week's gospel text features the story of "doubting" Thomas, and it raises the whole issue of do
Peace In An Angry World -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- 2008
Division and unrest seem to be the general state of affairs in the world today.

SermonStudio

I Doubt It! -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Thomas' transition from doubt to faith concerning the resurrection of Jesus.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

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

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Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
-- John 20:19
Easter 2 -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31, Psalm 133 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Acts 4:32-35
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
Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- William W. Helland -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
John 20:19-31

Drama

SermonStudio

But I Wasn't There ... Ya Gotta Show Me! -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31, Psalm 150 -- John A. Tenbrook -- 2004
You Are There was a real television show in the '50s: back in the days when even commercial t
Jesus' Visit -- John 20:19-31 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Theme
Life -- John 20:19-31 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Theme
Billy Belief And Donald Doubt -- Acts 3:12a, 13-15, 17-26, 1 John 5:1-6, John 20:19-31, Psalm 111 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Second Sunday of Easter (2018) -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Acts 4:32-35
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 (2016) -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Acts 5:27-32
Sermon Illustrations for Second Sunday of Easter (2015) -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

Acts 4:32-35

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
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
Sermon illustrations for Easter 2 (2013) -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Acts 5:27-32
It is so easy to demonize his lack of faith... -- John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
The story of Doubting Thomas: It is so easy to demonize his lack of faith.
John Quincy Adamswould arise at 4 AM every day... -- John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, would arise at 4 AM every day.
Sermon Illustrations for Second Sunday of Easter (2012) -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Acts 4:32-35
Roger Bannister is the first man to run the four-minute mile... -- John 20:19-31 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Roger Bannister is the first man to run the four-minute mile.
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 -- 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.
Acts 5:27-32 A... -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Acts 5:27-32

The Immediate Word

Defending the Doubter -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
For April 8, 2018:
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
Unlocking Easter's Hope -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary gospel text opens with a stark description of the existential fear that gripp
Seeing (Each Other) Is Believing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
John’s gospel paints a striking portrait of the resurrection’s aftermath -- the disciples, terrified
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

Is It Real Or Is It Photoshop? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the lectionary showcases the familiar story of the disciple Thomas a
Finding Fellowship -- Acts 4:23-37, John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
The resurrection was a startling event that completely turned the lives of the disciples upside down
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

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

Poems

SermonStudio

Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- Andrew Daughters -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
There is a kind of doubt that
I see often evidenced.

Prayer

SermonStudio

Seeing and believing -- John 20:19-31 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Seeing and believing

Gospel Note:
Reasonable doubt, irrefutable evidence -- John 20:19-31 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
In a narrative that intentionally describes appearances of the
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 5.27-32, Psalm 2, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Defending the Doubter -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
For April 8, 2018:
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
Unlocking Easter's Hope -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary gospel text opens with a stark description of the existential fear that gripp
Seeing (Each Other) Is Believing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
John’s gospel paints a striking portrait of the resurrection’s aftermath -- the disciples, terrified
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

Is It Real Or Is It Photoshop? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the lectionary showcases the familiar story of the disciple Thomas a
Finding Fellowship -- Acts 4:23-37, John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
The resurrection was a startling event that completely turned the lives of the disciples upside down
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
Cogito Tute -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
This week's gospel text features the story of "doubting" Thomas, and it raises the whole issue of do
Peace In An Angry World -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- 2008
Division and unrest seem to be the general state of affairs in the world today.

SermonStudio

Easter 2 -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
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
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Second Sunday of Easter -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 1:1--2:2
John 20:19-31

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 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The resurrected Christ becomes a physical presence in the world again.
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 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 5:27-32 (C)

Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 4:32-35 (C, RC)
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)
The risen Christ confronts us in our doubts and fears with his living presence -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: The risen Christ confronts us in our doubts and fears with his living presence,
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 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Here is a picture of the apostolic church. In this passage we
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 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Defending the Doubter -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
For April 8, 2018:
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
Unlocking Easter's Hope -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary gospel text opens with a stark description of the existential fear that gripp
Seeing (Each Other) Is Believing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
John’s gospel paints a striking portrait of the resurrection’s aftermath -- the disciples, terrified
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

Is It Real Or Is It Photoshop? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the lectionary showcases the familiar story of the disciple Thomas a
Finding Fellowship -- Acts 4:23-37, John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
The resurrection was a startling event that completely turned the lives of the disciples upside down
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
Cogito Tute -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
This week's gospel text features the story of "doubting" Thomas, and it raises the whole issue of do
Peace In An Angry World -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- 2008
Division and unrest seem to be the general state of affairs in the world today.

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Uncertain Certainties -- John 20:19-31 -- John Jamison -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
It was Sunday evening.
Should We Doubt Thomas? -- John 20:19-31 -- John W. Clarke -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
John's gospel has traced the development of unbelief, which culminated in Jesus' enemies crucifying
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
Believing Thomas -- John 20:19-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
They say history is written by the victors, but I'm not always so sure.
Speaking Peace -- John 20:19-31 -- John S. Smylie -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
On the evening of that day, that first Easter Day, the disciples were gathered together, but as yet
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.
Those Who Doubt -- John 20:19-31 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Christianity has always had its doubters. Sometimes it comes in open and public terms.
When Faith Is Difficult -- John 20:19-31 -- David T. Ball -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
We've heard in sermons and Bible study groups that the scriptures become meaningful only when the Bi
Bearing The Scars -- John 20:19-31 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
I remember taking my first real high school date to see the movie Jaws -- that summer blockbuster fr
Easter For Thomas, Too -- John 20:19-31 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
The urge to be a part of what is going on is very powerful.
Believing Is Seeing -- John 20:19-31 -- John N. Brittain -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
I attended graduate school at St.
Confession: Confess And Absolve -- Joel 2:28-32, John 20:19-31 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Office Of The Keys And Confession
Through Many Doors, He Comes -- John 20:19-31 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Jesus came to earth. Jesus left earth.
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
Calling A Spade A Spade -- John 20:19-31 -- Richard E. Zajac -- 1998
... Unless I see... I will not believe...

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Perks -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Contents
“Perks” by C. David McKirachan
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
Ringing Without A Permit -- John 20:19-31, Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Contents
"Ringing Without a Permit" by John Sumwalt

Believing Without Seeing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- John Fitzgerald -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Contents
"Believing without Seeing" by John Fitzgerald

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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Witnessing To The Truth -- John 20:19-31, Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Contents
"Witnessing to the Truth" by Peter Andrew Smith
The Bike And The Box Turtles -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Keith Hewitt, Craig Kelly -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Contents
"The Bike and the Box Turtles" by Keith Hewitt
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
A Regrettable Necessity -- John 20:19-31, Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Keith Hewitt, Craig Kelly -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"A Regrettable Necessity" by Keith Hewitt
Primary Source -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Primary Source" by C. David McKirachan
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:26, John 20:19-31 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Contents

A Story to Live By: "Seeing Jesus"
Can There Be Any Doubt? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 150 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Contents

From the StoryShare Archives: "Can There Be Any Doubt?"
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"

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Perks / Of Pens and Principalities -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Contents
“Perks” by C. David McKirachan

SermonStudio

A Time To Laugh -- John 20:19-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Easter is a time of surprises.
Laugh, Thomas, Laugh! -- John 20:19-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
The first Sunday after Easter is Holy Humor Sunday, as it is celebrated in many places.
The Goodness Of Doubt -- John 20:19-31 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
Mistaken Identity? -- John 20:19-31 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Mistaken Identity?


Hoo -- John 20:19-31 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Claire Clyburn
The First Jesus Seminar -- John 20:19-31 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
No biblical character has suffered as much exegetical and theological abuse as Thomas.
Holy Coincidences -- John 20:19-31 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lee Domann -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
My mother's only brother died in March, 1983, in a car/train accident. I was devastated.
Heartfelt Prayers And A Doubting Doctor -- John 20:19-31 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Timmy's heart had a small hole in it.
Peace Be With You -- John 20:19-31 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
"Peace be with you. Peace be with you."
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.
''This Is My Body'' -- John 20:19-31 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1994
Tommy Russo tried and tried to go to church with his wife.

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Defending the Doubter -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
For April 8, 2018:
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
Unlocking Easter's Hope -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary gospel text opens with a stark description of the existential fear that gripp
Seeing (Each Other) Is Believing -- John 20:19-31, Acts 4:23-37, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
John’s gospel paints a striking portrait of the resurrection’s aftermath -- the disciples, terrified
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

Is It Real Or Is It Photoshop? -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the lectionary showcases the familiar story of the disciple Thomas a
Finding Fellowship -- Acts 4:23-37, John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
The resurrection was a startling event that completely turned the lives of the disciples upside down
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
Cogito Tute -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8, Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
This week's gospel text features the story of "doubting" Thomas, and it raises the whole issue of do
Peace In An Angry World -- John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- 2008
Division and unrest seem to be the general state of affairs in the world today.

SermonStudio

Easter 2 -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31, Psalm 118:14-29 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
The Easter story is about the triumph of creativity.
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!
Second Sunday Of Easter -- John 20:19-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 20:19-31

Theme: Believing Thomas
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31, Psalm 133 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
A continuing celebration of resurrection.
Leader:
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 -- Romans 10:14-18, John 20:19-31 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
This is the second Sunday of Easter.
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Theme: Witnesses To God's Power

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 -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Acts 5:27-32
Theme: Authority From Beyond

Call To Worship
Easter 2 -- John 20:19-31 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: John 20:19-31
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
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1--2:2, John 20:19-31 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: The Lord is merciful and the Lord is wonderful and great!
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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.

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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
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"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
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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.
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This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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“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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