Good Shepherd Sunday — Easter 4 2018 (Cycle B)

This weekend the lectionary turns our attention to John 10, where Christ describes himself as the good shepherd; the one who “lays down his life for the sheep.” We hear lessons everyone loves! This year the lessons are Acts 4:1-12, Psalm 23,  1 John 3:16-24, and John 10:11-18.  (Psalm 23 is especially beloved!) And we

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It’s Still Eastertide: Hymns and Lessons for the Third Sunday of Easter (Cycle B)

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! You may have stored away your bunny decorations and that terrific new Easter dress. You may be done with Easter Sunday Services and Easter Egg hunts. But Easter isn’t over, a least not for millions of Christians throughout history and throughout the world today. The Easter Season lasts for fifty days

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Hymns and Lessons for the Second Sunday of Easter (B) — Doubting Thomas

We know him as “Doubting Thomas”. Through the centuries, many preachers have called him that. (As do most of the hymns that speak of Thomas!) They have told you over and over that the Risen Jesus told Thomas, “Do not doubt, but believe.” How well we know that line! Except that’s not what Jesus said.

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Easter Friday 2018 — Martyrs Read Joel Osteen Quotes

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Joel Osteen says really awesome things will happen to you if you’re a really good Christian. Unless you’re a really, REALLY good Christian. Then you get your head chopped off. Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not

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Easter Thursday — Plus, Christmas Didn’t Happen Either (2018)

While we’re at it, you might have heard that Christmas didn’t happen any more than Easter! Watch on: (Plus, be sure to keep watching as the credits roll.) Alleluia! Christ is Risen! (Plus He was born and died first.) Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not

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Easter Wednesday 2018 — Shock! Horror! Jesus Had a Wife!

Have you heard that Jesus had a wife? Watch the following: (And be sure to keep watching after the credits start.) Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not survive the trip to your in-boxes. Why, I do not know. But if you

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Easter Tuesday 2018 — Epic Easter Unbelief

I thought you might enjoy this video based on Matthew 28:11-16: Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not survive the trip to your in-boxes. Why, I do not know. But if you just click the title of this blog, you will be taken

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Easter Monday 2018 — Super True Stories: The Best Conspiracy Ever

I bet that you have heard about this Easter Conspiracy: Alleluia! Christ is Risen! And don’t forget to keep watching through the credits at the end. Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not survive the trip to your in-boxes. Why, I do not know. But if you

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Easter Morning Hymns and Lessons — (2018)

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Tra la! Sis boom bah! Lent is over! Rah! Rah! Rah! Before we get into the hymns and lessons for Easter morning, I thought you might enjoy learning the Lutheran origins of the Easter Sonrise Service and Breakfast:(To see this YouTube video and the videos of the hymns that are included

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Easter Vigil — The Triduum Ends (2018)

Easter Vigil is the final worship service of the Triduum (the Three Days). In the previous two blogs, I wrote that “the Triduum Services fit together.” They are actually one long service, stretched out over three days … which is one reason why Holy Trinity for many years put the worship services for all three

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