Prayer: We celebrate this day, looking at the empty tomb, remembering the victory of this day and your love for us, dear God. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 28: 1-10 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: A Poem for Easter by Chad Hershberger
Hundreds of years ago, after hanging on a tree
Anchored in a tomb with no one there to see.
People came to pay respects and add spices to his form
Promises of resurrection were so far from the norm.
“Yo! Do you not be afraid, your Jesus is not here!”
Everyone was so surprised, they trembled with great fear.
Announcing the angel’s news was now their Sunday quest
Surrounded by all the disciples, the women told their friends the rest
Then Jesus came to them, he said don’t be afraid
Everyone go forth from here- there’s disciples to me made!
Resurrection day, let’s celebrate with great joy. Jesus is risen! Oh boy, oh boy!
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