Early Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran to Simon Peter and to Jesus' favorite disciple and said, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb! We don't know where they have put him." The disciples ran to the tomb. The other disciple ran faster and got there first. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying inside the tomb, but he did not go in. When Simon Peter got there, he went into the tomb and saw the strips of cloth. When the other disciple saw it, he believed. At that time Peter and the other disciple did not know that the Scriptures said Jesus would rise to life. So the two of them went back to the other disciples.
Mary Magdalene stood crying outside the tomb. She stooped down and saw two angels inside. They were dressed in white and were sitting where Jesus' body had been. They asked Mary, "Why are you crying?" She said, "They have taken away my Lord's body! I don't know where they have put him." Then she turned around and saw Jesus standing there. But she did not know who he was. He asked her, "Why are you crying? Who are you looking for?" She thought he was the gardener and said, "If you have taken his body away, please tell me, so I can go and get him." Then Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him, "Rabboni," which means "Teacher" in Aramaic. Jesus said, "Don't hold on to me! I have not yet gone to the Father. But tell my disciples that I am going to the one who is my Father and my God, as well as your Father and your God." Mary Magdalene then went and told the disciples that she had seen the Jesus and told them what he said.
Jesus later appeared to his disciples along the shore of Lake Tiberias. Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, James and John, were there, with two other disciples. Simon Peter said, "I'm going fishing!" The others said, "We will go with you." They went out in their boat, but didn't catch anything. Early the next morning Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize who he was. Jesus shouted, "Friends, have you caught anything?" They answered, "No!" He told them, "Let your net down on the right side of your boat, and you will catch some fish." They did, and the net was so full of fish that they could not drag it into the boat.
Jesus' favorite disciple told Peter, "It's the Lord!" When Simon heard this, he put on the clothes that he had taken off and jumped into the water. The other disciples dragged in the net full of fish. When the disciples got out of the boat, they saw some bread and a fire with fish on it. Jesus told his disciples, "Bring some of the fish you caught." Simon Peter dragged the net to shore. In it were one hundred fifty-three large fish, but still the net did not rip. Jesus said, "Come and eat!" They knew he was the Lord. Jesus took the bread and gave some to his disciples. He did the same with the fish.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” John 14:6 (CEV)
In Creation Station you can make cross bookmarker for your Bible
Watch a movie about the resurrection in Holywood
Find out about Jesus' promises for us in Praising Puppets
In Bread of Life Café you can make cookies to remember that Jesus conquered death
What are some of God's gifts to us? Play a game to find out in Antioch Arcade
Find out how Mary and the disciples felt in Apostle's Playhouse
Thank-you to our Easter Workshop Leaders:
Creation Station - Joan Humphreys and Vincent Rash
Holywood – Kathy Nigro
Praising Puppets – Barry Harmon
Bread of Life Café - Dave Bunning
Antioch Arcade - Dana Woodard
Apostle’s Playhouse - Catherine Devins
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.