Prayers and Blessings,
Holy Week is almost upon us and with that we are called to remember and reflect on our lives and our relationship with one another and Christ. Soon Easter will be here and it will be a time of great celebration. Perhaps, as part of this Lenten Season you have chosen to give up something or begin a new spiritual practice. Whatever it is I hope you have had success in reaching your personal goal. During Lent, we have been actively reflecting on God’s love for us through our Lenten book study groups. In these groups, we have discussed the many gifts God gave to us through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We have learned a greater appreciation for the crown of thorns, the nails, Jesus’ clothes and of course the cross. But perhaps the greatest lessons we have learned is how much God loves us and wishes for us to grow in our love and faith. That to call ourselves truly Christians we must actively follow Christ’s teachings through words and deeds. Though we may be saved by grace, obedience calls us to actively live out our Christian faith.
Lent and the Easter Season is a perfect time for us renew our commitment to God and to one another to work and together as a community. If you have been away from church for a while it is a perfect time to return to the church and see what new things are going on. Beginning Palm Sunday there will be some very surprising sermon styles going through the Easter season as well as a drama on Maundy Thursday in the evening. On Easter Sunday, we will have our traditional breakfast plus we will be flowering a cross to represent the resurrection. There are many exciting things going on here. I encourage you to join us for all the Holy Week events.
Please remember John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
May Peace and Joy be With You,