Highlights of Worship: April 18th 2021

Highlights of Worship: April 18th 2021

Service Highlights or Announcements for this Sunday

Highlights of Worship: April 18th 2021

Announcements:

  • A new book study is coming this Tuesday! Come study and share as we read “The Walk” by Adam Hamilton. The author focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Click here to read more and sign-up.
  • Come check out our virtual Gather(ing) via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm. We would LOVE to see you there. Come ready to discuss our scripture passage and raise our voices in song! If you would like the Zoom link, please sign up here. Sign up for the Gather Zoom meeting information here.

Reflection of the Week

Highlights of Worship: April 18th 2021

The focus of this Easter Season will be on becoming “Easter People.” Just as we spent the 6 weeks of Lent looking inward, we will spend the coming 7 weeks looking to the Risen Christ to re-shape how we live as disciples and as a church. 

As we continue our series, “Easter People,” we hear Jesus’ call this week for us all to keep serving God even when our minds feel uncertain. The message, “Keep Up the Good Work,” will recall Jesus’ teaching to his followers that they must continue to be witnesses to God’s love no matter what (Luke 24:36-49). 

The beauty of Christian belief is that, even when we don’t know what to believe, or when we are deeply perplexed by this troubled world, we can still put our faith into practice. In fact, the fullness of Jesus’ resurrection depends on us joining Jesus’ first disciples, serving always in Christ’s name. 

Happy Easter Season!

Pastor James

Scripture Passages of the Week

Luke 24:36b-49

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’