Easter is probably THE defining experience of the Christian faith. And it’s not about the Easter egg hunt or the pancake breakfast or the new clothes that we used to get each Easter as kids growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s.The witness of Easter is about the new life that God raises out of the ashes and rubble of our lives when all we can imagine is the worst. It happened to Jesus’ faithful followers a couple millennia ago. They had a real experience of Jesus alive after he was brutally executed and hung on the cross. And the movement that Jesus started would not be snuffed out by treachery, greed, fear, violence or even death. And it happens today… and will happen again tomorrow and the next day… because that’s the way God works.
For Easter Sunday this year we will seek to tell the more complete story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through music and story. “Sing people of Zion; shout aloud, children of God. Be glad and rejoice with all your heart. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will forgive you and rejoice over you with singing.”
“No storm can shake my inmost calm while to this Hope I’m clinging. Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?”
Please join us.
Peace – Bill
Holy Week and Easter
- Palm Sunday Worship – 10 a.m. – Celebrate with us as we engage the Procession of Liberation into Jerusalem with Jesus and his ragtag faithful followers.
- Holy Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – Gather with us around the upper room table as the Passover meal became what we know as Christians as Holy Communion. Just as Jesus had table fellowship with all comers we practice an open communion – no prior experience is necessary. It’s all about God’s outrageous grace that cannot be bought, traded for, bargained or stolen. Totally freely given.
- Easter Celebration – 10 a.m. The Song Everlasting! A cantata based on early American songs. (Our celebration will include the Confirmation of Youth into adult faith and a baptism).