April Fool

 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark

the sun paused
the angels hushed
the alleluias shifted

Early on the first day of the week, while the stars faded

the dew fell
the leaves fluttered
the stone moved

Early on the first day of the week, while the moon set

the moon brightened
the birds cleared their throats
the women gathered

Early on the first day of the week, while morning broke

the grave-clothes fell
the tomb cracked
the light sparked
the angels gasped
hope bowed
the word spoke
the gardener walked
God sang
the universe celebrated
the saviour breathed
and love returned

Early on the first day of the week, while the dawn spilled

Jesus stood
Mary cried
and God had the last laugh





 

 

Prayer

 

Risen,
alive,
back,
breathing,
resurrected…

What new ways to describe you today O Love!

We ended up speaking of you as:
dead,
broken,
crucified,

but now:

restored,
dynamic,
awake,
aware,
resurrected.

On Friday the words ran out
we had nothing left to say

Now we have new words:

vibrant,
vivid,
laughing,
living,
resurrected.

May we speak again
in this new way,
and give the world
new words:

hope,
grace,
light,
faith,
love…

each word
filled with resurrection promise
and alleluias.

So be it
Amen




 

 

Easter Day

                          John 20:1-18

Break and Egg Today

 

What do you do with an egg: break it. Sound effects

Say to the world today
what was thought impossible
is now possible
that the tomb was empty
and death is broken

Say to the world today
what was impossible yesterday
is possible today
the old ideas are shattered

Say to the world today
the stone that was so heavy
has rolled
the light streams in
for the darkness has cracked

Say to the world today
all that was unsure
is now certain
the truth is alive
and the lies have crumbled

Say to the world today
the tomb is empty
hope is back
the alleluias are being sung
and the silence has snapped

Say to the world today
this is the good news
and is cannot be contained
and we will share a piece
the peace
with everyone.


 

 

New Kilpatrick Parish Church

Rev Roddy Hamilton

0141 942 8827

 

Worship every Sunday at 10.30 and Wednesday 12 noon

The Church Office is open Mon-Fri: 9-12nooon

Scottish Charity SC012997

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