St Luke’s Holbeck—Easter Week 2020
Walking Easter Week
We’re continuing our daily devotions through Easter Week.
Having walked with Jesus through Holy Week, why not continue that journey beyond the resurrection. Easter week covers those days following Easter Sunday. Indeed, in some traditions they observe what’s known as an Octave. An octave is a period of eight days, each day is a repetition of the first, normally the Feast Day. The Easter Octave is, therefore, Easter Day and the following seven days – eight in total. Each day is another chance to celebrate Easter.
As a church we want to enter into this spirit of journeying with Jesus by continuing to provide daily devotions. They will commence on Easter Sunday, a sort of cross-over day, as it is the end of Holy Week and the beginning of Easter Week.
Then we will provide devotions every day until and including the Second Sunday of Easter, 19th April this year.
Each day will consider a different resurrection story from the Bible
We want to invite you to do this – observing Easter Week may be unusual, but in these uncertain times, our confidence comes from our risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Thinking about his resurrection appearances can boost faith, offer a chance to recall God’s love, and renew our hope for the world. All three things – faith, hope, and love – are much needed at this time.
Each day an email will be sent, and the webpage updated, with a reading and devotion, often with a suggested practical task to help the message sink in.
Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 The Big Bang
Easter Monday Matthew 28:1-10 Mixed Emotions
Easter Tuesday Luke 24:13-35 Mixed Emotions
Easter Wednesday John 20:19-23 Lockdown
Easter Thursday Luke 24:36-49 Confusion and Commission
Easter Friday John 21:1-14 Fish for Breakfast
Easter Saturday John 21:15-19 Second Chances
2nd Sunday of Easter Matt 28:16-20 The Great Commission