Easter VI – Year B (2018)

Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Throughout this Easter season we continue to reflect on the love of God. To abide in God’s love is to dwell, to feel protected, to have a secure place from which we interact with the world around us. In Him, we experience a love that is unconditional, regardless of how we feel about our own worthiness. It takes us to a place of joy, of gladness and light. We are called to respond by following the command to love one another, as we are loved, through simple acts of service.

Easter V – Year B (2018)

Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8

Rev. Andrew Rampton

We live our lives in response to a God who reveals Himself to us in a love, freely given, that manifests itself to us in action. If we really know that love we respond in action, doing good works for others. It does not come easily but is in loving others that we understand how we are loved.

Easter IV – Year B (2018)

Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Perhaps the best known and loved passage of scripture, Psalm 23 paints an image of the God who cares for us, gives us life, protects us and blesses us generously. Jesus’ declaration as the Good Shepard is unsettling in that through it he claims his own divinity and foretells his sacrifice on behalf of all of us.

Easter III – Year B (2018)

Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

We continue the Easter celebration with the sacrament of baptism. It reminds us that we are all children of the God who sustains us and forgives us. It marks a transformation that grace brings into our lives, the beginning of a journey in which we open ourselves to Christ’s leading. As part of a community of his followers our words and actions become a visible witness to his transforming power.

Easter II – Year B(2018)

Acts 4:32-25; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

As we continue to celebrate the great 50 day feast of Easter, our focus shifts from the empty tomb to the risen Christ. It is a startling and unsettling experience for the disciples who encounter him, the living result of a mighty act of God. Offering peace, he reinforces a messages of God’s covenant, of light, forgiveness, reconciliation and the gift of the Holy Spirit among them. He calls us to love as we are loved, to forgive as we have been forgiven, and to receive the peace of the Holy Spirit.