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Emmaus Faith Community
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A parish of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States


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April 22, 2019

Dear Beloved God,

Christ is risen!  Alleluia!

Remember, Easter is not one day, but a season of fifty days.  Be joyous and celebrate life in abundance.

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The Sunday after Easter is sometimes celebrated as Bright Sunday or Holy Humor Sunday.  It was a tradition of the early church on the Sunday after Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with laughter, jokes, parties, and all out shenanigans.  Over the last thirty years or so, churches have been resurrecting this tradition (see what I did there?).

Emmaus is celebrating Bright Sunday next Sunday, although not as elaborately as I have heard some congregations do.

So, wear something silly to mass next Sunday: socks, hat, shirt, bunny ears, shoes.  Let us join God in merriment for having the last laugh on death.

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The risen Christ calls us by name.  Click here to read or listen to the sermon.

Please share sermons as you feel led.  You may do so by sharing the link to the sermon page.

Grace and Peace, 

Mother Linda 
The Reverend Linda S. Harrison
pastor, Emmaus Faith Community


April 28 – Bright Sunday
May 16 – Quarterly parish meeting following potluck




Anointing of the sick is offered the second Sunday of each month.  You may also request anointing of the sick at other times.
Community potluck dinner is every third Sunday of the month after mass.  You are ALWAYS invited to potluck, whether you can make it to mass or not.  Food and fellowship are always a holy thing.

Sundays, 5:00 PM

11301 Neelsville Church Road,
Germantown, MD 20876

(The Dayspring Farmhouse)

Parish phone

Easter 2
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31



  • Easter music
  • Spectacular spring and antihistamines to enjoy it all the more
New this week:
  • The people of Sri Lanka, along with the dead, the survivors, and the emergency personnel in the aftermath of multiple bombings of churches and hotels
  • The health of all in the community

Please continue to pray for:

  • Mike
  • Carrie K
  • Kathy M
  • Bob B
  • Eileen B
  • Violet J
  • Charlie H
  • Rick
  • Michael F
  • Suzie B
  • Virginia Mae
  • Local, state, and federal elected public servants of the people
  • People without access to clean drinking water
  • People in such despair that they turn to suicide, and their families and loved ones
  • All who are affected by gun violence
  • Refugees and those providing humanitarian aid
  • The healing of nations, cities, territories, and neighborhoods ravaged by war and terrorism
  • Reconciliation of global sectarian, racial, and ethnic violence
  • People trying to survive on the streets
  • Dayspring Church
  • Father John, St. Isidore OCC, and future parishes of our diocese
  • The people we have not yet met on the road to Emmaus Faith Community
  • The mission, ministry, laity, and clergy of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States


Please let Mother Linda know of any additions or changes to the prayer list.

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