Although last week was Easter weekend, we must remember that this is still the period of Easter. The Orthodox churches are celebrating Easter Sunday today. Our Bible readings today reflect the fact that we are Easter people and its significance is year-round. When we meet the disciples in the gospel story they are in lockdown, and Jesus comes to meet with them regardless. May that be our experience during a period when we are largely unable to leave our homes. This morning you will need the Service Sheet which you should have received by email or through your door yesterday, and which you can download here. If you are reading the Service Sheet online you should be able to just click the links to get to the readings and songs. You should also have received our usual 7/52 notice sheet, but you can also download it here. Don’t forget to scroll right through this page and view the videos and other links after the readings and songs.
As you read, pray and work your way through the suggested order of service you can follow the readings and the songs by clicking on the links in the Service Sheet below:
Bible Readings (click to open a new window or use your own Bible)
Songs (click to open a new window and follow the song on YouTube)
The Service Sheet refers to an online drama series on the life of Jesus and his disciples called The Chosen. It comes very highly recommended. The first series of eight episodes is now available, and it is envisaged that there will be many series. It can be viewed in a couple of ways:
Firstly, by downloading The Chosen app to your smart phone or tablet (either Apple or Android, free from your usual app store). You can then either view the episodes on your device or cast them to your Apple TV, Fire TV Stick or Smart TV.
Secondly, by going to The Chosen YouTube channel, where the first eight episodes are available in lower resolution along with introductions from the series director Dallas Jenkins and interviews with cast and crew.
The Chosen YouTube Channel page also contains lots of behind the scenes videos and various discussions and introductions. Enjoy!
The Chosen YouTube Channel