Second Sunday of Easter – April 7th

Alleluia, alleluia! Christ is risen!

You can join the service via YouTube!
The stream will begin a bit before 10 am, and you’re able to watch or re-watch the live-stream at this link on YouTube at any time.

The order of service is available here.
You may wish to have it handy when joining via the live-stream. It includes the words to the hymns, the readings & the responses, and makes it easier to participate remotely. It also includes prayers you may wish to pray during the reception of the Eucharist.

This is the Second Sunday of Easter–we’re eight days into the Great Fifty Days of Easter! Here’s a note from Sundays and Seasons that speaks to the readings we’ll reflect on together.
The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

Our cover image is a mosaic from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. It depicts the risen Christ showing the apostle Thomas his hands and his sides. The photograph of the mosaic was shared to flickr by user MASolari under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license, and we’re grateful to be able to use it.