Amazing Love

When God became flesh, the eternal Divine chose to partake in the tangible stuff of our lives: eating, speaking, weeping, walking… we continue our walk with Jesus toward the Cross and the Empty Tomb.  Won’t you join us?

Last Sunday, we began worship with a joyful procession, waving palm branches like those who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem.  Tonight, we will encounter the last night Jesus shared with his disciples.  As he says goodbye, he invites us to remember him around the table. And, in a powerful last gesture, he shows us how to love each other.

Tomorrow at 7pm, we’ll Gather at Salem Tabernacle and hear the seven last words of Christ interpreted by a variety of preachers.  I will be preaching the first word: “Forgive them, Father, for they no not what they do.”  Experience the height and depth of God’s love on Good Friday.

Saturday was the Sabbath.  It was a time for rest. There was silence as Jesus lay in the tomb.  

Before…

The power and wonder of the resurrection on Sunday!  We’ll start the day with our Easter Sonrise Service, at 7am – Gaze in wonder at the glory of a new morning breaking over the Hudson at the Beacon Ferry Dock.  Celebrate the amazing gift that Christ is alive and all creation is made new!

Later, we’ll have our traditional Easter Service, at 10am in the sanctuary – Experience the presence of the Risen Christ in worship… in joyful singing, flowers blooming, and colors bursting.  We’ll proclaim the gift of new life and welcome new members into the family of faith. And, you’re invited to join us on the lawn after worship for an Easter egg hunt!  

  • NOTE: Because this will be larger-than-normal service, we would love your help with Food & Fellowship.  If you could come early to help prep, offer food, and/or stay after for clean-up, we would really apprecate it!

In midst of all the agony and joy of this season, keep Carol Sneyd and her entire family in prayer upon the death of her mother, Ruth Stumpp, who died earlier this week.  Service details are available in her obituary.  In life and in death we belong to God. Thanks be to God!

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

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