It’s been another long week. We’re all trying to get used to this “new normal.” But who wants to get used to quarantine? Not me! I miss seeing you dropping by the church and on Sunday mornings. I miss Sunday School and sharing communion. I miss the noise of kids playing down in the preschool. This is a reminder to myself that this feeling we’re experiencing is grief. Grief at the loss of our community.
This feeling is heightened by the coming of Holy Week. It won’t look the same this year. But also, it’s the same story we have told year after year.
Jesus’ body is taken from the cross and laid in a tomb. The disciples flee and hide out in a home with the doors locked for fear.
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” John 20:19
The disciples are hiding for fear. (Repeat that one more time!) Fear keep them locked behind doors. And in the middle of their fear, Jesus come. Jesus brings peace.
We’re in the darkness of Good Friday. But we know….we hope….we trust… Easter is coming. The resurrection is coming. New life is coming.
Easter will look different this year. But the message is the same. Jesus is risen! Alleluia!
Enjoy worship and fellowship with us Sunday mornings. We have both a traditional and contemporary service— see which suits you! Each service includes a children’s message and nursery care.
|Traditional Worship||8:30 am||year round|
|Contemporary Worship||11 am
Fellowship and Enrichment:
|Community Time and Refreshments||9:30 am||year round|
|Youth Education Hour||9:45 – 10:45 am||Fall/Winter/Spring|
|Adult Enrichment Hour||10 – 11 am||Fall/Winter/Spring|
*Summer hours apply from Memorial Day to Rally Day in September.