EASTER SUNDAY – ‘Jesus is Alive!’
Calm your head, heart, and hands as you slowly breathe in . . . and out.
Collect for the day
Almighty God, this night explodes with the radiance of the risen Christ: set us ablaze with the power of your love and propel us into the world to live and proclaim the gospel of the living Lord; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Read: Mark 16: 1-8
What do you think Jesus’ friends thought when they saw that Jesus was not in the tomb where he had been buried?
What would you have done when you realized Jesus was alive again?
Why do you think the women were so afraid?
How can you encounter the risen Christ today?
Meet us, risen Lord, so that, incredible though your resurrection may seem, we may know you for ourselves
and share your life, now and forever more
I AM The Resurrection
By Malcolm Guite
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, Though he were dead, yet shall he live.
How can you be the final resurrection? That resurrection hasn’t happened yet.
Our broken world is still bent on destruction, No sun can rise before that sun has set.
Our faith looks back to father Abraham And forward to the one who is to come
How can you speak as though he knew your name? How can you say: before he was I am?
Begin in me and I will read your riddle
And teach you the truths my Spirit will defend
I am the end who meets you in the middle,
The new Beginning hidden in the End.
I am the victory, the end of strife
I am the resurrection and the life.
Something else to do:
Chocolate Easter Nests
100g chocolate (milk or dark)
Cheap cereal (Rice Krispies/ Cornflakes)
Mini Easter eggs
- Melt the chocolate carefully in a saucepan.
- Remove from heat and add some cereal, stirring until all the cereal is coated in chocolate. Add more cereal until all the chocolate has been used up and the cereal is covered.
- Spoon the chocolatey-cereal mixture into cupcake cases and decorate with the mini eggs.
Do you know why we have eggs at Easter? One of the reasons is to celebrate new life. In the Spring birds are building nests for their eggs, which is a sign that new life is coming after winter. And at Easter we are celebrating that after the dark sadness of dying, Jesus came back to life. Another reason is that the shape of the egg helps us to remember the tomb that Jesus’ body was put in. Usually Easter eggs are empty on the inside – just like Jesus’ tomb was empty when the women visited it on Sunday. It was empty because Jesus had come back to life and is alive!
- Refrigerate to encourage the chocolate to set quickly. Happy Easter!