Notable Feast Days this Week:

April 20 - Marcellinus, Embrun, 374
April 21 - Anselm of Canterbury, 1109 (Western)
April 22 - Theodore, Sykeon, 613
April 23 - Felix, Fortunatus & Achilleus, Gaul, 212
April 24 - Mellitus, Bishop of Canterbury, 624
April 25 - Mark the Evangelist
April 26 - Stephen of Perm, Russia, 1396

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24:13-35

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - White/Gold

Third Sunday in Easter / April 26, 2020

Astonished Hearts, Opened Eyes, Enlightened Minds

God has heard the cry of his people (Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19) and ransomed them from futile ways through the blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:17-23). Repent, and be baptized (Acts 2:14a, 36-41). Jesus is risen and has revealed himself to those who had lost hope. He is the Messiah. The Suffering Servant whose blessed body was broken and given to those whose eyes were opened. They were astonished that he had been made known to them in the breading of the bread (Luke 24:13-35).

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
Scripture Readings

"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy...What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people...”

Commentary on Psalm 116
Benedict XVI

Psalm 116, Acts 2,1 Peter 1, Luke 24

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 116

Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Receiving God's promise through repentance and baptism

1 Peter 1:17-23
Born anew through the risen Christ

Luke 24:13-35
Breaking bread with the risen Christ

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"Did not our heart burn within us? Their recognition of Christ led the disciples to a lively perception of the secret and hidden grace of the Spirit, which he had formerly bestowed upon them. For God sometimes works in his people in such a manner, that for a time they are not aware of the power of the Spirit, (of which, however, they are not destitute,) or, at least, that they do not perceive it distinctly, but only feel it by a secret movement. Thus the disciples had formerly indeed felt an ardor, which they now remember, but which they had not then observed: now that Christ has made himself known to them, they at length begin to consider the grace which they had formerly, as it were, swallowed without tasting it, and perceive that they were stupid. " - John Calvin
Eastertide Resources
"Because the good news of Easter can hardly be contained in a single day's celebration, Easter is only the first of fifty days of Eastertide, the "Great Fifty Days" that lead up to Pentecost. This season is designed for an extended celebration, for exploring the ramifications of Easter for the redemption of all creation, and for joyful Christian living ... Jesus Christ’s resurrection is the central event ... of all human history. Christians who make this confession are talking not about the resurrection of faith in the disciples, or of hope in the women at the tomb, or of tulips in the spring. They are confessing the real resurrection of Jesus ... (more)"
-from The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd Edition.
Collect for The Third Sunday of Easter
"O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen." -from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Third Sunday of Easter from 

Psalm 116 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Hymns related to Psalm 116 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select for Easter 3

On the Journey to Emmaus | by Marty Haugen / based on a Latvian Folk Melody | Leadsheets

Paschal Troparion | by Church of the Apostles | Leadsheet

Psalm 116
| by Exodus Music | Chord Chart

There are four versions of Psalm 116 on the Hallel Psalms album from Cardiphonia. Download of the album includes a PDF of a songbook with charts.

I Will Walk Before the Lord (Psalm 116) | Commentary and Song by Tony Alonso

Psalm 116 (You Turned My Soul To Rest) | Robbie Seay Band

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing | 17th Century form of Ad cenam Agni providi / Tune: Enchiridia, Erfurt, 1524 | Leadsheet

We Will Feast in the House of Zion | by Sandra McCraken | Leadsheet

Before the Throne of God Above | Original words by Charitie Lees Bancroft (1841-1892), music and alt. words by Vikki Cook. | Chord Charts

Psalm 116 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Emmaus by Coastland Commons
Holy Week Chants from the Abbey of Jouques - Easter Sunday 2020
Thematic Art 
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