Sunday, 16 April 2023 — Second Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen, alleluia, alleluia!
The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia, alleluia!

Masks are not required for attendance at worship, but many people continue to wear masks to services to protect themselves and others. We encourage you to make the choice that’s right for you.

Mosaic of Jesus showing Thomas his wounds, from Washington National Cathedral.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at about 9:45 am, and the service will begin at 10 am. You are able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at this link at any later time.

The order of service is available here. It includes the readings, all the responses, and the words of the hymns, to help you join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

This is the second Sunday of Easter– a season that lasts for 50 wonderful days, and we continue to celebrate the good news of the resurrection in all its fullness! Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the day and the readings we’ll hear:

In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.