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
We will be joined by guest preacher Reverend Carla Thompson-Powell, Director of Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop of Metro Chicago Synod.