Resources for the 3rd
Sunday of Easter
Just after daybreak, Jesus
stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was
Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, you have no fish, have you?"
They answered him, "No."
St. Thomas Day - St. Thomas, the Doubter
Call to Worship
Leader: Christ, Godís gift to the world, shall come.
People: For those who feel despair will know hope.
Leader: For those who are oppressed will know freedom
People: For those who are lonely will know love.
Leader: For those who are suffering will know inner peace.
People: O Christ, Lord of the world, your time is now!
All: Fill our hearts with joy!
Fishing John 21:1-19,
Rev. Thomas Hall
The small town barbers of
1950s and 60s sitcoms had their priorities straight. Should an alluring break
in the weather come and should the word on the street have the bass biting in the local
pond-theyd hang a hastily scrawled sign over their window:
Those two simple words could grind small town America to a standstill; the sign really
said, "Nothing more important than bass and crappies-when theyre biting, that
is. Quit the rat race and relax; stick a night crawler on a hook and sit a spell." Of
course, "Gone fishin," also meant that your hair would get another
days reprieve-unless, of course, you drove all the way over to Mt. Pilot. So if you
wanted your ears lowered youd have come back the next day. Nothing like a spell of
good weather and hungry fish to take ones mind off of business-as-usual.
"Gone fishiní." Thatís what the
sign must have said outside Peterís shop
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