We Rejoice in New Birth and Living Hope


Week of Sunday, April 23

Second Sunday in Easter click to read more

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.

Readings and Psalm

  • Acts 2:14a, 22-32
    Christ’s resurrection: the fulfillment of God’s promise to David
  • Psalm 16
    In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Ps. 16:11)
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
    New birth to a living hope through the resurrection
  • John 20:19-31
    Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ


This week we lift up the stewardship of Mary Dungy-Akenji for giving her time, talent and treasure to freshen up the restroom in the sanctuary.  She’s only just gotten started and it already looks much more welcoming!  Thank you Mary!

Town Hall Meeting Sunday!

Renewing Our Mission- As we take steps to deepen and renew our sense of mission and call here at First Trinity, with the help of the larger church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we will soon begin our next step of together discerning a Call to Mission. What is God’s call to action for us this year? What is God calling us to create? Help us listen for God’s call. Join us at one or both of our upcoming town hall meetings, April 23 and (as needed) May 7, after worship. On Pentecost Sunday (June 4) we will officially adopt the Call to Mission and celebrate with a potluck cookout! Your voice matters in this conversation. We are a better First Trinity because of you. All Are Welcome. All are Invited!