THE PASTOR'S KEYBOARD
Its early Monday morning and I’m close to being over due on this newsletter article. It’s cold and wet outside. Ellen and I left the windows opened last night prematurely celebrating the coming of spring and it’s chilly in my house. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the peskiest winter I can remember. This past week has produced two surprise snow covered mornings and two 80 degree days. That being said… spring has to be right around the corner right? Winter in this part of the world just can’t go on and on… can it? And then it occurs to me, this is life. Or at least somewhat like life.
Every one of us experiences the “winters” of life. Occasions that represent cold, bitter, life threatening existence. Those instances when we wonder if things will ever be right again. Is sadness and bleakness the order of the day from now on? Will we ever smile or laugh again? And then comes the spring. A reminder once again that resurrection follows death. Plants spring to life. The sun disperses heat once again. The days are glorious and the nights are cozy. We immerge from our winter hibernation. It’s time to prepare the lawn mower and don our garden gloves. Again, spring is here… finally.
Has it over occurred to you that without death there is no resurrection? There is no “springing” back to life without the oppression of lifelessness. Do you suppose the “seasons” are a creation of God to remind us of the wonder of The Cross? Life-death-life again? I don’t know either. I just know that it makes sense to me that Easter comes in the spring. It just wouldn’t be right in the winter would it? Or even the summer or fall. Yeah, it has to be spring. It was in the spring that Jesus was victorious. It was in the spring that death was defeated. It was in the spring that life “won.” Ah, glorious Easter.
SPRING IS HERE… Don’t forget… HE HAS RISEN!
SUNDAYS and SUMMER WORSHIP
Join us for Intergenerational Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. through May 20.
The final Sunday School breakfast for the “year” will be on May 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Beginning Sunday, May 27, there will be a 9 a.m. and a 10:30 a.m. worship service. The 9 a.m. service will be a more contemporary service outdoors (weather permitting) with a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your coffee, chair and comfortable shoes. This service is held on the lawn near the sundial to the left of the sanctuary entrance. It will last for 45 minutes to accommodate the changeover in parking. The 10:30 a.m. service will stay the same and will last until 11:30 a.m.
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