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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."

John 21:4/5


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!

 

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Sermons

 

Children's Messages

 

Sermon Excerpt

Gone Fishing John 21:1-19,
Rev. Thomas Hall   
 

The small town barbers of 1950’s and 60’s 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-they’d hang a hastily scrawled sign over their window:

Gone Fishin'

Those two simple words could grind small town America to a standstill; the sign really said, "Nothing more important than bass and crappies-when they’re 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 day’s reprieve-unless, of course, you drove all the way over to Mt. Pilot. So if you wanted your ears lowered you’d have come back the next day. Nothing like a spell of good weather and hungry fish to take one’s mind off of business-as-usual.

"Gone fishiní." Thatís what the sign must have said outside Peterís shop

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