Celebrate Easter Everyday

Easter is more than a Sunday, even more than a 50-day festival of the church year. For people of faith, the hope and promise of the Resurrection impacts us every day, year round. How do we live each day with the confidence that Jesus lives, that God brings life out of death, and that love wins?

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Pause, light a candle, & take 15 minutes for caring conversation and prayer.

Share: What were your high and low points today?
Read: Romans 6:4b “…just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
Reflect: How do you think it feels to walk in “newness of life?” What does it mean?
Pray: “Dear God, as we practice Easter in our daily lives, remind us that each day we get a fresh start. Amen.”
Bless: Trace a cross on each other’s shoulder, hand, or head and say “[Name], you are a beloved child of God.”

For more conversation starters, try Daring Deep Discussions.
For more Bible texts, go to Suggested Scripture Readings.

Going Deeper

  • Challenge yourself to think of “Easter” as a verb, and not just a day. Which of these spiritual practices will help you experience rebirth and renewal in daily life?
  • Create a bookmark from treasures you find in nature, and be reminded of God’s gifts of new life found all around us.
  • Laugh at Holy Humor Jesus has been raised from the dead, and the joke’s on the Devil! Check out this collection of images and videos that remind us that not only does God get the last laugh, God gives us the gift of laughter, too.
  • Bake “Empty Tomb Crescent Rolls” as you review the story of Easter. A sweet treat to go with an even sweeter story!
  • Serve others. What better way to share the good news that “love wins,” than by connecting with and caring for others in our community and the world? Discover a wide variety of specific ways to serve at or through Shepherd of the Valley; and find excellent resources for parents who seek to raise big-hearted and generous kids at Doing Good Together.

May Wendell Berry’s poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front and Mark Lalama Trio’s music inspire you to “practice resurrection.”

Enjoy the picture book Good News! It’s Easter! written and read by Glenys Nellist; illustrated by Lizzie Walkley. What is your good news?

Sing and dance—or at least tap your toes—to the SOTV Worship Band’s version of I am Free.

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