Easter, Year C

Gospel Lesson Plans

“Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” An astounding discovery! The Easter news was spread to all who would listen. The disciples told people, who in turn, told people, and to this day, we hear the message — a message of weeping and then of joy that comes with the morning of a new day. We too like the disciples weep and then delight in the joy bursting forth in us. We too are called to bring this message with our lives, and, if necessary, with words, to those who have not yet heard it.

Old Testament Lesson Plans

Easter is one big celebration! It is a time for us to remember the Resurrection and that Jesus Christ our Lord is not dead but he is alive! We do it up big on Easter Sunday, but sometimes it is easy for us to forget that the celebration keeps going right up to Pentecost. It is also a time of year when we hope for Spring, if it has not already taken root in our neighborhood. We long for new life of plants and animals. It is a time for us to remember how special the gift of life is.

DayGospelGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament/Acts Lesson
Easter DayActs 10:34-43
John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
Alleluia, Christ is RisenBeing a Sign for Jesus
Second Sunday of Easter (Intergenerational)Acts 5:27-32
John 20:19-31
Easter is a Giftn/a
Second Sunday of EasterActs 5:27-32
John 20:19-31
Peace Be With YouGod is Our Strength
Third Sunday of EasterActs 9:1-6, (7-20)John 21:1-19AbundanceGod Comes to Us
Fourth Sunday of EasterActs 9:36-43
John 10:22-30
My Sheep Hear My VoiceJesus Heals Through Us
Fifth Sunday of EasterActs 11:1-18
John 13:31-35
Love One AnotherGod Created Everyone and Everything Good
Sixth Sunday of EasterActs 16:9-15
John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
Sending of the Holy SpiritBaptism is a Reminder
Seventh Sunday of EasterActs 16:16-34
John 17:20-26
Diversity and OnenessGod is With Us