“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.”
Genesis 8:11

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.”

Psalms 52:8-9


We plant this olive tree in a time of trouble
Be for us a sign of peace

We plant this olive tree in a time of despair
Be for us a sign of hope

We plant this olive tree surrounded by enemies
Be for us a sign of our deliverance 

Deliver us from the power of sin and death
Through the cross and resurrection of Jesus our Lord. Amen


Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
Endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
Endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb!
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom.
Let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth, death has lost its sting.

No more we doubt thee glorious prince of life;
Life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.


The God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the eternal covenant,
make you perfect in every good work to do his will,
working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be with you always. Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord:
In the name of Christ, Amen