Easter Sunday

This Weeks Readings: Acts 10.34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-18.

"Jesus is risen from the dead!" This message resounds in the church the world over, along with the singing of the Alleluia... He remained two days in the tomb; but his death contained God's love in all its power, released and made manifest on the third day, the day we celebrate today: the Easter of Christ the Lord... The words heard by the women at the tomb are also addressed to us; "why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Death, solitude and fear are not the last word. there is a word that transcends them, a word that only God can speak: it is the word of the Resurrection" (Pope Francis). Christ has made good on all he promised. He is truly rsen, as he said..  read more »

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Easter Message from our Pastor

                                     

An Easter Message from our Pastor...

Why do you look for the living among the dead? On that early Easter morning as the women came to the tomb to embalm Jesus’ corpse they were confronted with a confounding sight - an empty tomb - and a confounding question. Why do you look for the living among the dead? They were not looking for the living, they were looking for the dead, particularly the dead body of Jesus. They were looking to carry out the final ministry of care and respect for their deceased friend, their Lord, for whom they had given up everything in order to follow. With all of their hopes, all of their aspirations crushed in that horrific and humiliating event of Jesus’ death, how could they remember or understand that his crucifixion would lead to his resurrection? Death! That was what filled their minds; its finality, its sadness, its merciless way of stripping away the life-giving relationship they enjoyed with Jesus.  read more »

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