Dear Church Family Members and Friends:

What symbolizes Easter for you? Is it colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, beautiful flowers, majestic music, new clothes, or the message “He is risen”? At different times in our lives, each of these probably has held significance.

As we have concluded winter with several storms, we eagerly look forward to spring with the renewal in nature. Our Lenten journey has led us to examine our spiritual lives and evaluate who we are as people of God and followers of Jesus Christ. As this is drawing to a close, we long for the celebration of Easter with the good news that Jesus, who was once dead, is now alive! That message gives us hope: “Death has been swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:54b, 57).

But before we can arrive at the Easter celebration, we must journey with Jesus through Holy Week – from Palm Sunday … to Maundy Thursday … to Good Friday. It is only as we witness the fickleness of the crowd, the misunderstanding by the disciples, and the loving sacrifice of Jesus that the true and deepest joy of Easter tomb, they feared that Jesus’ body had been stolen – never dreaming that he would be resurrected. All of our anguish and fears can be transformed into peace and joy when we encounter the resurrected Christ for ourselves this Easter season.

You are invited to join our church family as we journey through Holy Week:

Sunday, March 25 11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Ecumenical Palm Sunday Concert at Immaculate Conception Church
“Olivet to Calvary” by John Henry Maunder
Thursday, March 29 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday communion and tenebrae service in the Parlor

And plan to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with us on Easter Sunday, April 1, as we lift our voices in song and our hearts in praise for all the Lord has done.

Happy Easter!

Rev. Martha A. Dominy

p.s. Celebrating Christ’s resurrection by making a special financial gift to our church is greatly appreciated. Alleluia! Christ, the Lord, is risen!