Celebrating Eastertide from Home: Thursday in the 2nd Week of Easter

Celebrating Eastertide from Home: Thursday in the 2nd Week of Easter

In these worship resources,
we continue our journey in Eastertide.

The Lord is near to the broken-hearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.”

Reflection on Eastertide and ideas for celebrating this season from home

The Lord is near to the broken-hearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.

Juxta est Dominus iis qui tribulato sunt corde,
et humiles spiritu salvabit.

Psalm 33:18

Reflection

The first reading shows the religious authorities in a fankle:

We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,
yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.

They’re really upset!

The apostles’ claim that they and the Holy Spirit witness to Jesus of Nazareth,
his teachings, his healings,
his death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins,
these all enrage the authorities, who want to kill the apostles.

There will be times when we need to speak truth to power,
when what it is being said and done by the authorities is plainly wrong.

Pray for wisdom, for courage and a sturdy faith.

Music for reflection *

An Eastertide hymn

1 We walk by faith, and not by sight,
no gracious words we hear
of him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
but we believe him near.

2 We may not touch his hands and side
nor follow where he trod;
yet in his promise we rejoice,
and cry, ‘My Lord and God!’

3 Help then, O Lord, our unbelief,
and may our faith abound
to call on you when you are near
and seek where you are found.

4 That when our life of faith is done
in realms of clearer light
we may behold you as you are
in full and endless sight.

5 We walk by faith, and not by sight,
no gracious words we hear
of him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
but we believe him near.

Henry Alford, alt.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Almighty God:
in your great goodness,
grant that we,
as pilgrims through the Easter mysteries,
may hold them fast in our lives;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Alleluia!

In these strange times, we are called to trust

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA.

The Collects are from the Scottish Episcopal Church, 1982.

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on Alistair Warwick‘s website and on SoundCloud
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