April Message Series:
Sunday, April 11 2021
Message – Why Us - Living the Resurrection
Readings: Acts 4:32-35 and Gospel of John 20:19-31
The Sunday after Easter is a low-key worship service. The commotion died. We are down. We have difficulty maintaining the hope, enthusiasm, and love of the Easter celebration. However, we are still celebrating the Resurrection. We understand it and must encourage one another to live it. Perhaps, the coming Sundays may not be as complete and rich as the previous weeks. Our enthusiasm, hope, and love continue strong in our lives. Our faith gets more robust and profound as we live the Resurrection.
SUNDAY, April 18, 2021
Message – Our experiences – Living the Resurrection
Readings: Acts 3:12-29 and Gospel of Luke 24:36b-48
Service: Open Service
The service today is open worship. We can express and relate to our living experiences, and we can share them with the rest of the congregation. Perhaps, we talk about the food bank or feeding programs; we can remind us of the past potlucks as an expression of Jesus’ Resurrection. We become solidary with those who suffer from hunger or do not have enough food to survive.
Be ready to share your own experiences.
SUNDAY, April 25, 2021
Message – God versus our fears – Living the Resurrection
Readings: Acts 4:5-12 and Gospel of John 10:11-18
We continue the journey of living our faith in the Resurrection. Today, we listen to Jesus’ parable of the “good shepherd.” He taught us how to listen to one another. Let us open our hearts and minds to listen to Jesus’ voice and follow Him. Do we love others? Jesus invites you today to find the love of neighbor and try to determine who we are. Please, listen to God’s voice? Let us start with silence. Don’t allow the “popular gods” to distort reality and thwart abundant grace.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
Let us pray.
Everlasting Father, as we walk through circumstances that cause confusion and pain, remind us that your kingdom endures throughout all generations. Help us put our trust in you, knowing you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Lift us up as we fall and raise our heads when we feel overwhelmed. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
WE ARE BACK IN THE CHURCH!
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