Holy and Living God,
You continue to confound our expectations and surprise us with your redeeming power in our lives. Come among us, risen Lord. Reveal yourself to us that we may know with confidence that nothing in all creation, not even death, can separate us from your love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
A word of thanks to all of you who offered your hearts and hands and voices to a deeply moving Holy Week and a joy filled celebration of the Resurrection. It was exciting to see an increase in attendance at special services throughout Lent and Holy Week this year, especially among those who are newer to our faith community. Several people experienced the three days of Holy Week for the very first time and were so glad they did. 8:15 Worship attendance on Easter Sunday was the largest we have seen in many years. Indeed hearts were touched and lives were lifted up through the celebrations of this past week. We are truly blessed. Continue to pray for those who were unable to be with us on Sunday, the sick, the struggling, the hospitalized, the homebound, and the dying. Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, especially those who are persecuted for the faith. Pray for our faith community, that empowered by the risen Christ, we would be grounded in faith and growing to serve. This Sunday in worship, we will be reminded of the ways that risen Christ meets us right where we are with his promises and his peace. I am so grateful and incredibly blessed to serve among you. See you in church!