The Second Sunday of Easter, commonly called “High Sunday” at St. Peter’s, is a time for the parish family and friends to gather together, again, after the pomp and circumstance of the Sunday of The Resurrection: Easter Day. On this festival day, we continue to celebrate the Risen Lord through worship, formation offerings for all ages, and grand fellowship in the way of our 3rd Annual High Sunday Brunch after today’s the 10:45 a.m. liturgy. Reserve online by Thursday, April 9.
While it may be tempting and quite natural to relax and return to some level of normal lives after the involved events of Holy Week and Easter Day, participation in High Sunday is an intentional way for the body of Christ to continue the motion and story of the energy created by the Resurrection. Indeed, it is one of many ways that Christians can share faith in community and encourage one another to do the same in our wider communities.
The Resurrection truly is the “greatest story ever told” and the High Sunday Parish Hall Forum at 9:30 a.m. will present “Easter Continues: The Great 50 Days.” Consider bringing a friend, neighbor, coworker, or even a stranger to celebrate Eastertide at St. Peter’s with you, me, and our parish family. As the season continues, let us remain in prayer, considering the Collect for the Second Sunday of Easter:
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Easter blessings and peace to you.
–The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector