Second Sunday in Easter 2019, Year C — Planning Notes

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Living Worship Series: BELIEVE IN ME
Second Sunday in Easter - April 28, 2019

Calendar Notes

 

April

April 14         Palm/Passion Sunday
April 14-20   Holy Week
April 18         Maundy Thursday
April 19         Good Friday
April 20         Holy Saturday
April 21         Easter Sunday
April 24         Festival of God’s Creation
April 25         World Malaria Day (UM Communications)

May
All Month      Christian Home Month
                      Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 6-12       Christian Family Week
May 12          Festival of the Christian Home/Mother’s Day (USA)
May 18-19     Change the World Weekend
May 19          Heritage Sunday
May 24          Aldersgate Day
May 27          Memorial Day (USA)
May 30          Ascension of the Lord

June

June 2           Ascension of the Lord Sunday
June 9           Pentecost
June 16         Trinity Sunday
June 16         Peace with Justice Sunday
June 16         Father’s Day
June 19         Juneteenth

Planning for this Series

Historically, Lent was used as a season of preparation and discipleship for interested Christians, and they would be baptized at the Easter vigil service. The season after Easter, then, was focused on teaching Christian doctrine. Our “Living” and “Loving” series come out of this historical understanding of the Easter season. They both follow the gospel texts in John, where Jesus is trying to teach the disciples how to live as his followers. You can ask the same questions in your worship: “What does it mean to live as a follower of Christ? What does it mean to believe in Jesus?”

In your worship space, remember that we are still in the celebratory season of Easter, and your space and colors can reflect that! White and gold are the official liturgical colors for this season, but it is also spring in the northern hemisphere, or fall in the southern hemisphere. You may want your space to reflect the colors and life outside your windows.