This is the first year Ali and I feel like our three-year-old twins are absorbing some of the Easter story. Sure, there are some Easter bunny anecdotes thrown in, but last week they came home from church talking about how Jesus died because he loves us. Then last night at bedtime I asked my son Wheeler what Easter meant to him. He said, “It means that Daddy's mommy is in heaven with God.” Seriously, cue the tissues.
On that first Easter morning in the year 30 (A.D.) something happened that would forever change history, and two thousand years later lives are still being changed, because the tomb is empty.
You can still participate in our Holy Week services. Please consider joining us tonight at 7 pm in our Sanctuary for our Maundy Thursday worship gathering. Tomorrow, on Good Friday, we’ll have a worship concert at noon in our Sanctuary as the Chancel Choir presents the St. John Passion.
Easter Sunday begins with an amazing Sunrise Service (6:30 am) at Goar Park, continues with 8, 9:30, and 11 am services in the Sanctuary, and concludes with Hall Worship in Elliott Hall at 11 am, and All Nations Worship at 11 am in the Gym. Details online.
At all of our services we will be celebrating the baptism of new Christians, who want to publicly declare their trust in Jesus as their Savior and leader in life.
Finally, can I ask you to think about someone in your life, maybe someone who wouldn’t normally think to attend a church on Easter Sunday? But with an invitation from you, this might be an open door for them to hear the life-changing good news that in Jesus, God is making all things new.
I can't wait to rejoice and celebrate with you this Easter Sunday.
In Joyful Anticipation,