St Alban’s Episcopal Church
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Second Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say; Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to by God with deeds of power, wonders and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know – this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says, concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’
Fellow Israelites, I may say this to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knw that God had sworn with an oath that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, ‘He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.’This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.”
Another Easter picture – Easter evening
So I ran into a heavy chair barefoot and broke a toe. It shocked me, I have never broken a bone in my 76 years! It isn’t swollen, It isn’t very painful, and it’s taped to the middle toe while it heals itself, but I may be hobbling on Sunday morning. Pay it no mind. It’s not serious; But now you don’t need to ask why I’m limping a bit! Cathy+
Paul Class – 9:30 Sunday morning
What does Paul have to say about the Resurrection of Jesus? Why does he think it matters? What difference does he believe it makes to the world?
Several people sent me pictures from Easter Sunday – If you have some, send them along to me or Becca, and we will post them. The all-age choir is on our Facebook page and on our website.