Archive for March 25th, 2013

Daily Devotion from the Church Health Center – Isaiah 65:20

Monday, March 25, 2013 – Easter Sunday, Year C

Welcome to Holy Week. Our lectionary selections for Easter Sunday include: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 and John 20:1-18. Alternate readings include: Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 24:1-12.

Isaiah 65:20 No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime; for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.

Isaiah offers beautiful imagery of how it will be when God ushers in “new heavens and a new earth (v 17).” As we consider the resurrection of Jesus, let us also consider our own rebirth, our resurrection that can be experienced today.

Prayer: Creator God, help us to embrace you more fully so that we can be more helpful in ushering in your kingdom. Amen.

Picture for Easter Sunday, 2013 – Luke 24:5b

…but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”

I found this cicada last year outside my office right after it had left its shell.

Easter and Church Health Reader (chreader.org)


In preparation for Easter this coming Sunday, the editors of the Center’s Church Health Reader have created a slideshow that features images that celebrate the season of resurrection. Each image focuses on a passage from this Easter Sunday’s Lectionary Readings. Click here to see the images: http://www.chreader.org/contentPage.aspx?resource_id=476.

You can use these images in many ways:

Print them out to post around your home or office
Select one to put in your church bulletin or on your Web site
Make one the background of your computer desktop
Download our Hi-Res PowerPoint to show before or during your worship service (look for it on the right side)

If you missed this wonderful piece on Holy Monday, please check it out here: Knee Deep in Ashes by Ashley-Anne Masters.


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