The first season of 'Amen' ends with the cast singing 'Angels Rolled the Stone Away.' This is a traditional Easter spiritual, adapted and arranged by Jester Hairston, usually for choir and piano.
Thelma goes back into the work force in another episode called 'Career Girl.'
It is mentioned several times that Thelma has a fear of heights, which makes sense if she has a fear of flying in an episode at the beginning of the third season.
Rolly temporarily replaces the deacon as the chairman of the church board.
This is the first time the deacon's law office is seen. Usually he is shown working from home.
This is the second appearance of Lynette, Jerome and their baby. They were first seen in an episode earlier this season called 'The Deacon Delivers.
The character of Ricky (the Hetebrinks' son) is never seen or mentioned again.
It is stated that the Interfaith Brotherhood Council will no longer hold any more of its functions at First Community Church. However, there is another dinner in season 3's 'The Minister's Wife.'
It is mentioned that Rev. Gregory's father has a parish.
The deacon says his law office is located on 159 Olive Street. His hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 to 5. He also mentions that he has gotten some guilty people off. One of the running gags of 'Amen' is that Ernest Frye loses all his cases. However, according to the dialogue in this episode, he has definitely won cases in the past.
The deacon says that Rolly is 81 in this episode. However, actor Jester Hairston was 85 when this episode was filmed.
Even though he was dishonest, the deacon does manage to win this case. In a later episode during season 5 ('Miracle on 134th Street'), Ernie tells Santa that he has finally won a case...so apparently, he will forget about winning the macaroni salad lawsuit.
Under oath, Rolly says that he joined First Community Church in 1944, when he got out of the war. He also says that he had been wounded in Italy outside Palermo.
Franklyn Seales was appearing in the fifth and final season of 'Silver Spoons' at the time this episode of 'Amen' was produced.
Guest star E'lon Cox is credited in this episode by his first name only: E'lon.
Sherman Hemsley sings a verse of 'O Christmas Tree' at the beginning of this episode.
The cast joins the children featured in this episode for a performance of 'Away in a Manger.'
The deacon says he drives a 1982 sedan. We can assume that this is the vehicle that is shown during the opening credits.
The Fryes adopt a dog in this episode that they name Peanut.
Lynne Moody plays a different role in season five.