Sunday 26 April 2020

Easter Three 2020

Children’s Activities

Song “If my people”

Goodness is stronger than evil
Love is stronger than hate
Light is stronger than darkness
Life is stronger than death.
Song “Here I am to worship”

Opening Prayer-Syreeta

Lord, we gather in your name today to worship you. 
We ask you Lord to direct our eyes, ears, hearts and minds towards you ready for you to fill us with your Spirit. 
Guide us with your gentleness, strengthen us with your power and lift us up in your Greatness.
Lord bring new life where we are worn and tired.
New love, where we have turned hard hearted,
Forgiveness where we feel hurt and where we have wounded,
And the joy and freedom of your Holy spirit where we are prisoners of ourselves.
May the words we speak, the songs we sing, the thoughts we think and the emotions we feel all be pleasing to You this day. 
We ask you to help us leave our shortcomings and the week just gone at the foot of the cross and prepare to move on to a new week with you beside us. 
In Jesus’ name,

The Lord’s Prayer in your own language

Prayer to Papa God

We share Good News even in Covid 19!

Song “Lord “I lift your name on high” TIM

Readings Psalm 116 v4-19-Herman , Luke 24 v13-31-Becky and Vic in English and Punjabi

Song “The Perfect Wisdom” 

Reflection “Do we recognize God?” 

Song “Lead kindly Light”


Prayer list-Eileen

Final Song ”Worthy is the Lamb”

Final blessing

May the God who shakes heaven and earth
Whom death could not contain
Who lives to disturb and heal us
Bless you with power to go forth
and proclaim the gospel. Amen

Song “The Lord bless you and keep you”

Song ‘Excess Love” 

Luke 24 v13-35
It is later on Easter Day, the day on which Mary Magdalene and the other women have discovered the empty tomb. We know that the disciples (and probably these two were among them) did not believe the women “because their words seemed to them like nonsense.” This was their first mistake – not believing the women!

The disciples were heading away from Jerusalem. They had evidently decided, that their part in the community of Jesus' disciples, was over.

As they walk to Emmaus, about 7 miles from Jerusalem, they talk about the day's news, the recent startling events. Eusebius, the early church historian, tells us that Cleopas was a relative of Jesus.

The two do not recognize Jesus. I wonder why? Did he have a hood on and was it dark?

Jesus asks them “What things?”. Their reply shows the limitations of their understanding of who Jesus is. They do realize that he is a prophet and, like Moses, “mighty in deed and word”, but they have no idea how much more he is. Jesus has disappointed them. They expected him to deliver Israel from Roman domination, and to begin an earthly kingdom of God (“to redeem Israel”). Three days have passed, long enough, in Jewish belief, for the soul to have left the body and, despite Jesus' statement that he would be raised from death, nothing has happened it seems.

The women told us that he is alive they said, but when Peter and John went there, all they saw was the empty tomb.

Jesus tells them how slow they are, to grasp how the Old Testament prophecies are being fulfilled. Was it not God's plan, necessary, that Jesus should be crucified and ascend to be with the Father? His life is a fulfilment of all of Scripture, from Moses (the first five books of the Bible) to all the prophets. 

The meal again is like a Eucharist, but it was in fact a normal Middle Eastern meal and hospitality. He took bread, blessed and broke it. Then suddenly “their eyes were opened” and they realized who he really was. 

These events all happened on the day of resurrection 

The word "Emmaus" means "warm well." 

Companion means, Com (with); panis (bread), people who take bread together. Jesus is present when we share bread together. 

We walk the roads every day and fail to see that God is walking with us. In these very traumatic times who is walking along side us and opening our eyes and minds to the truth? How "embodied" is Jesus in our life? How much do our hearts burn within us when the truth is explained to us in a world of false truths? And how often do we recognize the stranger as the living Christ with us?  How many people working in hospitals or care homes or as carers, how many strangers are walking beside us at this moment and God is using them? How many strangers are feeding the vulnerable?

Our faith must be more than words, we must feel it and see it.  It’s actions, it’s flesh and blood. It’s in our bones, in our blood, in our scars. It’s doing, not just believing. It’s in our body-embodied. 

Journeys are part of our life and we are on one now. Be careful who is informing you on this journey through Covid 19. Invite people to journey with you, to give you strength and hope at this time. People who will encourage you and pray for you. Meals with friends we can open up to are very precious too and we look forward to sharing food again soon! Amen

ਲੂਕਾ 24 ਵੀ 13-35
ਇਹ ਬਾਅਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਈਸਟਰ ਡੇਅ ਦਾ ਦਿਨ ਹੈਜਿਸ ਦਿਨ ਮੈਰੀ ਮੈਗਡੇਲੀਨੀ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਰਤਾਂ ਨੇ ਖਾਲੀ ਕਬਰ ਲੱਭੀ ਹੈਅਸੀਂ ਜਾਣਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਚੇਲੇ(ਅਤੇ ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਇਹ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਸਨਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ believeਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਹੀਂ ਮੰਨਦੇ ਸਨ "ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਕਵਾਸ ਵਾਂਗਜਾਪਦੀਆਂ ਸਨ." ਇਹ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਗਲਤੀ ਸੀ - womenਰਤਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਨਾ ਕਰਨਾ!

ਚੇਲੇ ਯਰੂਸ਼ਲਮ ਤੋਂ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਸਪੱਸ਼ਟ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਲਿਆ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਯਿਸੂ ਦੇ ਚੇਲਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਸਮੂਹ ਵਿਚ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਖ਼ਤਮ ਹੋਗਿਆ ਸੀ

ਜਦੋਂ ਉਹ ਯਰੂਸ਼ਲਮ ਤੋਂ 7 ਮੀਲ ਦੀ ਦੂਰੀ ਤੇ ਇਮੌਸ ਵੱਲ ਤੁਰ ਪਏਉਹ ਦਿਨ ਦੀ ਖ਼ਬਰਾਂਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਹੈਰਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਘਟਨਾਵਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਗੱਲਕਰਦੇ ਹਨਚਰਚ ਦਾ ਮੁ earlyਲਾ ਇਤਿਹਾਸਕਾਰ ਯੂਸੀਬੀਅਸ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਦੱਸਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਲੀਓਪਸ ਯਿਸੂ ਦਾ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇਦਾਰ ਸੀ

ਦੋਵੇਂ ਯਿਸੂ ਨੂੰ ਨਹੀਂ ਪਛਾਣਦੇ.

ਉਹ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੁੱਛਦਾ ਹੈ “ਕਿਹੜੀਆਂ ਚੀਜ਼ਾਂ?” ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਮਝ ਦੀਆਂ ਸੀਮਾਵਾਂ ਦਰਸਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਯਿਸੂ ਕੌਣ ਹੈਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰਅਹਿਸਾਸ ਹੋਇਆ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਇੱਕ ਨਬੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਮੂਸਾ ਦੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ, “ਕੰਮ ਅਤੇ ਬਚਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਕਤੀਸ਼ਾਲੀ” ਹੈਪਰ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੋਈ ਪਤਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿ ਉਹਹੋਰ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਹੈ ਯਿਸੂ ਨੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਿਰਾਸ਼ ਕੀਤਾਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਉਸਨੂੰ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਮਨ ਦੇ ਰਾਜ ਤੋਂ ਛੁਟਕਾਰਾ ਦਿਵਾਉਣ ਅਤੇ ਪਰਮੇਸ਼ੁਰ ਦੇ ਧਰਤੀਉੱਤੇ ਰਾਜ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਉਮੀਦ ਕੀਤੀ (“ਇਸਰਾਏਲ ਨੂੰ ਛੁਟਕਾਰਾ ਦਿਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ)”. ਤਿੰਨ ਦਿਨ ਲੰਘ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਹਨ (ਲੰਬੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂਯਹੂਦੀਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਵਿੱਚਆਤਮਾ ਨੇ ਸਰੀਰ ਨੂੰ ਛੱਡ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਸੀਅਤੇਯਿਸੂ ਦੇ ਇਹ ਬਿਆਨ ਹੋਣ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ ਕਿ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਮੌਤ ਤੋਂ ਉਭਾਰਿਆ ਜਾਵੇਗਾਅਜਿਹਾ ਕੁਝ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ.

ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ womenਰਤਾਂ ਨੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਜੀਉਂਦਾ ਹੈਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾਪਰ ਜਦੋਂ ਪਤਰਸ ਅਤੇ ਜੌਨ ਉਥੇ ਗਏਤਾਂ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਖਾਲੀਕਬਰ ਵੇਖੀ.

ਯਿਸੂ ਨੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਕਿੰਨੇ ਹੌਲੀ ਹਨਸਮਝਣ ਲਈ ਕਿ ਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਨੇਮ ਦੀਆਂ ਭਵਿੱਖਬਾਣੀਆਂ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਪੂਰੀਆਂ ਹੋ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨਕੀ ਇਹਰੱਬ ਦੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ("ਜਰੂਰੀ") ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਯਿਸੂ ਨੂੰ ਸਲੀਬ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ ਅਤੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਚੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਜਾਵੇਉਸ ਦਾ ਜੀਵਨ “ਮੂਸਾ” (ਬਾਈਬਲਦੀਆਂ ਪਹਿਲੀਆਂ ਪੰਜ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂਤੋਂ ਲੈ ਕੇ “ਸਾਰੇ ਨਬੀਆਂ” ਤੱਕ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਧਰਮ-ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਦੀ ਪੂਰਤੀ ਹੈ

ਖਾਣਾ ਦੁਬਾਰਾ ਇਕ ਯੁਕਾਰਿਸਟ ਵਰਗਾ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਅਸਲ ਵਿਚ ਇਹ ਇਕ ਮੱਧ ਪੂਰਬੀ ਖਾਣਾ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਹੁਣਚਾਰੀ ਸੀ: “ਉਸਨੇ ਰੋਟੀ ਲਈਅਸੀਸਦਿੱਤੀ ਅਤੇ ਤੋੜ ਦਿੱਤੀ”.

ਇਹ ਸਭ ਘਟਨਾਵਾਂ ਕਿਆਮਤ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਵਾਪਰੀਆਂ ਸਨ

ਸ਼ਬਦ "ਇਮੌਸਦਾ ਅਰਥ ਹੈ "ਚੰਗੀ ਸੇਕ."

ਸਾਥੀ ਦਾ ਅਰਥ ਹੈਕੌਮ (ਨਾਲ); ਪੈਨਿਸ (ਰੋਟੀ) "ਉਹ ਲੋਕ ਜੋ ਰੋਟੀ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਲੈਂਦੇ ਹਨਯਿਸੂ ਮੌਜੂਦ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਅਸੀਂ ਰੋਟੀਆਂ ਸਾਂਝੀਆਂ ਕਰਦੇਹਾਂ.

ਅਸੀਂ ਹਰ ਰੋਜ਼ ਸੜਕਾਂ ਤੇ ਤੁਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਵੇਖਣ ਵਿਚ ਅਸਫਲ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਰੱਬ ਸਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਚੱਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈਯਿਸੂ ਮੌਜੂਦ ਹੈਸਾਡੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀਵਿਚਸਾਡੀ ਕਲੀਸਿਯਾ ਵਿਚ ਯਿਸੂ ਕਿੰਨਾ “ਮੂਰਤ” ਹੈਸਾਡੀ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਰਕ ਹੈਸਾਡਾ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਜੋਸ਼ੀਲਾ ਹੈਜਦੋਂ ਸੱਚਾਈ ਸਾਨੂੰਝੂਠੀਆਂ ਸੱਚਾਈਆਂ ਦੀ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਵਿਚ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਸਾਡੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਕਿੰਨੇ ਦਿਲ ਸੜਦੇ ਹਨਅਤੇ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਵਾਰ ਅਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਾਲਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਮਸੀਹ ਵਜੋਂ ਅਜਨਬੀ ਨੂੰ ਪਛਾਣਦੇ ਹਾਂਕਿੰਨੇ ਲੋਕ ਹਸਪਤਾਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਦੇਖਭਾਲ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ ਘਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਦੇਖਭਾਲ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨਜਾਂ ਦੇਖਭਾਲਕਰਤਾ ਹਨਇਸ ਸਮੇਂ ਰੱਬ ਕਿੰਨੇ ਅਜਨਬੀ ਵਰਤ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ?

ਸਾਡੀ ਨਿਹਚਾ ਨੂੰ ਮਜ਼ਬੂਤ ​​ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਕਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਵੇਖਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾਹੈਇਹ ਕ੍ਰਿਆਵਾਂ ਹਨਇਹ ਮਾਸ ਅਤੇ ਲਹੂ ਹੈਇਹ ਸਾਡੀਆਂ ਹੱਡੀਆਂ ਵਿਚਸਾਡੇ ਲਹੂ ਵਿਚਸਾਡੇ ਦਾਗਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਹੈਇਹ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈਸਿਰਫਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਕਰਨਾ ਨਹੀਂਇਹ ਉਸ ਜੀਵਨ ਨੂੰ ਧਾਰਨ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਰੱਬ ਨੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ.

ਯਾਤਰਾਵਾਂਭੋਜਨ ਅਤੇ ਦੋਸਤ ਜੋ ਅਸੀਂ ਖੋਲ੍ਹ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਾਂਕੀ ਉਹ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਚੀਜ਼ਾਂ ਹਨ ਜੋ ਅਸੀਂ ਦੁਬਾਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਉਮੀਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂਆਮੀਨ



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